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#1485: Catalina ships, Picture in Picture in tvOS 13, connecting to Wi-Fi in iOS 13, explaining Apple passcode requests

Apple shipped macOS 10.15 Catalina today, so if you’re an early adopter with a test Mac available, have fun installing it. For most people, though, Adam Engst recommends delaying the upgrade for a while. If you’re a sports fan who switches between games often, Josh Centers explains how you can use the new Picture in Picture feature in tvOS 13. For those who need to connect to new Wi-Fi networks frequently, Glenn Fleishman documents iOS 13’s new, easier method and then, for completeness, runs through the three other ways of connecting to Wi-Fi networks in iOS. Finally, if you’ve wondered why your Apple devices sometimes ask for the passcode or password of another of your devices, Glenn has the explanation. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pages 8.2, Numbers 6.2, and Keynote 9.2, Retrospect 16.5, Nisus Writer Express 4.0, Nisus Writer Pro 3.0.4, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11.1.1, DEVONthink 3.0.1, Ulysses 18, KeyCue 9.5, Typinator 8.2, and PopChar X 8.7.

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Retrospect 16.5 1 comment

Retrospect 16.5

Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and introduces a redesigned user interface for larger-scale environments. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, free update, 158 MB)

Nisus Writer Express 4.0 No comments

Nisus Writer Express 4.0

Major update to the flexible and affordable writing app with over 200 new features, fixes, and enhancements. ($26 new, free update, 71.2 MB)

DEVONthink 3.0.1 No comments

DEVONthink 3.0.1

First maintenance release of the recently upgraded information management app with numerous improvements and bug fixes. ($99/$199/$499 new, upgrades available, 93.3 MB)

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Ulysses 18

Adds support for syncing documents via Dropbox and working in Markdown XL. $39.99 annual subscription, free update, 18.2 MB)

KeyCue 9.5 No comments

KeyCue 9.5

Brings compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and resolves some installer-related issues. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB)

Typinator 8.2 No comments

Typinator 8.2

Text expansion tool brings installer-related improvements and bug fixes, plus compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.0 MB)

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PopChar X 8.7

Adds support for Unicode 12.0 (including Emoji 12.0) and compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.8 MB)

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Comparing Apple’s Old and New Map Data

Curious about how much work Apple is putting into improving the data underlying its Maps app? With Apple’s release of the Northeast US map data, Justin O’Beirne has posted a fascinating comparison of the old and new maps.