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#1486: Fixing iPadOS performance on the iPad Air 2, Backblaze 7.0 extended version history, Headspace meditation app, pattern matching in BBEdit 13

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.

Timothy Buck 22 comments

Headspace: A Guided Meditation Companion

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.


Audio Hijack 3.6 Agen Schmitz No comments

Audio Hijack 3.6

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)

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Things 3.10

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)


Adam Engst 49 comments

Beware Mail Data Loss in Catalina

Here’s yet another reason to hold off on upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina—reports of data loss in Mail after updating its data store from Mojave to Catalina and when moving messages between mailboxes.