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#1483: Wait for iOS 13.1, extend AppleCare+ coverage, iPhone 11 reviews, virtualize your 32-bit Mac apps in Catalina with Parallels

iOS 13.0 is now available, but if you wait one more day, you can skip ahead to iOS 13.1, which adds back promised-but-missing features and fixes some early bugs. Do you have an older iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with AppleCare+ coverage that’s about to expire? You can now extend that coverage indefinitely with a monthly payment. Early adopters have received their iPhone 11 models, but if you’re on the fence about buying one, we have a roundup of the reviews of Apple’s latest iPhones. Finally, as you hopefully know, macOS 10.15 Catalina will not support 32-bit Mac apps. Glenn Fleishman joins us to explain how you can keep those apps running with the virtualization app Parallels Desktop. Notable Mac app releases this week include Alfred 4.0.4, Fission 2.4.6, Twitterrific 5.4.2, Safari 13, and VMware Fusion.


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Alfred 4.0.4

Maintenance update brings improvements and bug fixes to the recently upgraded keyboard-driven launcher. (£23 new, free update, 3.1 MB)

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Fission 2.4.6

Adds preliminary compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($29 new, free update, 11.0 MB)

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Twitterrific 5.4.2

Adds a bright new light theme named Egret and improves reading position syncing. ($7.99 new, free update, 17.7 MB)

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Safari 13

Updates Apple's Web browser with a new start page with Favorites, frequently visited, and most recently visited Web sites, plus several other new features.

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VMware Fusion 11.5

Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina, Windows 10 v19H2, and Oracle Linux 8.0. ($79.99/$159.99 new, free update, 518 MB)


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Behind the Scenes of the Backblaze Price Hike

It’s unusual for customers to get insight into why companies raise prices and how those price hikes work out, but online backup service Backblaze is being highly transparent about the reasoning behind and results of its February price increase.