Ready for new iPhones? Apple’s next big event will take place on 10 September 2019, and the company will undoubtedly use it to introduce the latest iPhone models and announce ship dates for its operating system updates. Ahead of that event, Apple has rolled out privacy-focused reforms to its Siri grading program and introduced a program that lets independent shops perform common iPhone repairs. As you’re gearing up for macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13, Take Control has a trio of books to help: Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina, Take Control of Catalina, and Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Finally, Rich Mogull and Adam Engst examine the troubling iOS security attacks made public by Google’s Project Zero recently—Apple patched the vulnerabilities back in February 2019, but the story shows why Apple’s security vigilance is crucial. Notable Mac app releases this week include Piezo 1.6.1, Keyboard Maestro 9.0.1, Fantastical 2.5.10, Twitterrific 5.4, NetNewsWire 5.0, and DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 7.
Apple’s next big event will be held on 10 September 2019. Expect new iPhones, operating system ship dates, and maybe even one more thing!
After a whistleblower revealed that Apple contractors were listening in on Siri conversations, Apple shut down the program and promised improvements. Here they are.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Apple will undoubtedly be announcing ship dates for macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 at its September 10th event, but you can start preparing for the upgrade and what’s new with three new books from Take Control.
In a welcome change of heart for a company that has lobbied against Right to Repair legislation, Apple has announced the Independent Repair Program, which will provide genuine iPhone parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics to independent repair businesses.
Google’s Project Zero security research team has released the details of a significant series of attacks against iOS. The vulnerabilities have all been patched now, and it appears the attacks may have been part of the Chinese government’s crackdown on the minority Uyghur Muslim community.
Adds preliminary compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($19 new, free update, 10.3 MB)
Maintenance release that follows the recent major upgrade to the automation and clipboard utility. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 25.8 MB)
Adds an option to snooze 12 hours when clicking and holding on the Snooze button in a notification. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)
Adds several new features to the Twitter client, including support for viewing full images in your timeline. ($7.99 new, free update, 17.6 MB)
The prodigal RSS reader has returned from the wilderness with the release of the free, open source Mac app. (Free, 4.9 MB)
Seventh public beta with another round of extensive improvements and fixes for the information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, free update, 90.5 MB)