Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 29 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals
Show full articles

#1484: Apple releases iOS 13.1, 13.1.1, 13.1.2, and 12.4.2, plus watchOS 6.0.1 and 5.3.2; AirPods vs. PowerBeats Pro; what’s unique about iPadOS

Apple’s clown-car release approach continues, with iOS and iPadOS 13.1 delivering some promised iOS 13 features like personal automations and driving ETAs, and more bug and security fixes coming from the subsequent iOS and iPadOS 13.1.1 and 13.1.2, plus iOS 12.4.2. And don’t forget watchOS 6.0.1 and 5.3.2! For this issue’s feature articles, Josh Centers explores the features that set iPadOS apart from iOS, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata compares Apple’s competing earbuds: the AirPods and the PowerBeats Pro. Notable Mac app releases this week include macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2, Security Update 2019-005 (High Sierra and Sierra), Pixelmator 3.8.6, Agenda 7.0, and LaunchBar 6.12.

Watchlist

Pixelmator 3.8.6 No comments

Pixelmator 3.8.6

Introduces a rebuilt photo browser and fixes color space-related issues. ($29.99 new, free update, 112.3 MB)

Agenda 7.0 No comments

Agenda 7.0

Brings improvements and bug fixes to the date-focused note-taking app. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, free update, 48.8 MB)

LaunchBar 6.12 1 comment

LaunchBar 6.12

Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves Dark mode. ($29 new, free update, 15.7 MB)

ExtraBITS