If you’ve experienced glacial performance on your iPad Air 2 after updating to iPadOS 13, Adam Engst has a fix for you. He also has the details on the latest version of the Internet backup service Backblaze, which extends the 30-day version history limit for an additional fee. Need some focus, or having trouble relaxing? Timothy Buck joins us again this week to review the Headspace guided meditation app. Finally, Adam looks at BBEdit 13, which makes complex but oh-so-useful regular expressions more accessible for novice and power users alike. Notable Mac app releases this week include <deep breath> Default Folder X 5.4, Little Snitch 4.4.3, GarageBand 10.3.3, Fantastical 2.5.11, Audio Hijack 3.6, Logic Pro X 10.4.7, ChronoSync 4.9.5 and ChronoAgent 1.9.3, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.12, Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7, Compressor 4.4.5, Motion 5.4.4, GraphicConverter 11.1, Things 3.10, CleanMyMac X 4.5, macOS Server 5.9, Piezo 1.6.2, HoudahGeo 5.4, Pixelmator Pro 1.5, and Scrivener 3.1.4.
For at least some iPad Air 2 owners, upgrading to iPadOS 13 is resulting in incredibly sluggish behavior and various related failures. Apple knows about the problem, but the only workaround right now is to erase the iPad and restore from backup.
Perturbed that the online backup service Backblaze retains old versions of files and deleted files for only 30 days? You can now pay extra to maintain such files in your online backup for either 1 year or forever.
If you struggle to sleep, can’t seem to focus, or grapple with persistent stress, you might want to check out Headspace. It’s a personal meditation guide available for iOS, Android, and the Web with a large catalog of guided meditations for people of every experience level.
The venerable text editor stays fresh in its latest version with the addition of a Pattern Playground that lets you experiment interactively with grep-based searches, a Grep Cheat Sheet, live search result highlighting, and more.
Delivers support for macOS 10.15 Catalina, additional AppleScript features, and several bug fixes. ($34.95 new, free update, 9.6 MB)
Network traffic management utility adds compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and fixes bugs. ($45 new, free update, 39.5 MB)
Brings a smattering of improvements to the music creation and audio editing app. (Free, 1 GB)
Adds support for Reminders and Voice Control in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)
Adds compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves the tracking and handling of physical input and output devices. ($49 new, free update, 14.1 MB)
Maintenance release with a focus on accessibility issues. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.5 GB)
Optimizes the synchronization and backup tool and its helper app for macOS 10.15 Catalina. (49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 67 MB, 26.6 MB)
Brings full support for making bootable backups of macOS 10.15 Catalina's new read-only System volume. ($39.99 new, free update, 15.9 MB)
All three apps receive a new Metal-based processing engine that improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)
Maintenance update with numerous new and updated features for the recently upgraded Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 152 MB)
Adds full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and removes support for 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra. ($49.99 new, free update, 17.9 MB)
Brings support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds instant notifications about malware threats. ($89.95 new, free update, 48.1 MB)
Adds new restrictions, payloads, and commands for Profile Manager and now requires macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. ($19.99 new, free update, 66.1 MB)
Corrects an issue where AAC recording did not work correctly in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($19 new, free update, 8.8 MB)
Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and Photos 5.0. ($39 new, free update, 23.2 MB)