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#1480: New iPhones soon, Siri privacy reforms, Apple supports independent repair, iOS security attacks against Uyghurs, Take Control of Catalina and iOS 13

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.

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Take Control Tackles Catalina and iOS 13

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.