If your aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 or 3 is suffering from a particular type of crack in the screen, read on to learn how Apple will replace it for free. Want to listen to Apple Music on your Windows machine at work? Apple has quietly launched the beta of an Apple Music Web app to open the service to non-Apple platforms. And if you’ve been wondering how similar you are to other TidBITS readers, Adam Engst analyzes the results of our 2019 reader survey, which will help shape the direction of our coverage for years to come. Finally, do you know what ⋯ is? It’s an ellipsis, which has become one of the most common characters in the Mac and iOS user interfaces. But what does it mean? Josh Centers extracts numerous examples in a quest to answer that question. In ExtraBITS this week, the file transfer app Fetch turns 30 and Apple admits its apps had an advantage in App Store search rankings. Notable Mac app releases this week include Airfoil 5.8.7, Postbox 7.0, and SoundSource 4.1.4.
Apple has announced a screen replacement program for aluminum Series 2 and 3 Apple Watches whose screens have cracked in a particular way.
Have you been wishing you could access Apple Music on a non-Apple platform like that Windows machine at work? You’re in luck—Apple has now launched a beta of a Web-based Apple Music client that brings the service to any platform with a modern Web browser.
We’ve graphed and averaged and pondered the results of our recent reader survey, so read on to learn more about who reads TidBITS, what they think of our work, and much more, including the two topics we’ll be writing a lot less about in the future. And look, no featured image!
Apple’s own software, as well as apps produced by independent developers following Apple’s lead, are increasingly reliant on ellipsis buttons that have no clear meaning or consistent action.
Updates the Audio Capture Engine backend and provides preliminary compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($29 new, free update, 18.8 MB)
Major upgrade for the email client adds the capability to add pre-formatted HTML clips and brings 20 new themes. ($29.99 annual subscription, free update for current subscriptions, 58.6 MB)
Rogue Amoeba's sound utility adds preliminary compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($29 new, free update, 14.3 MB)