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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.

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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.

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Default Folder X 5.4 No comments

Default Folder X 5.4

Delivers support for macOS 10.15 Catalina, additional AppleScript features, and several bug fixes. ($34.95 new, free update, 9.6 MB)

Little Snitch 4.4.3 No comments

Little Snitch 4.4.3

Network traffic management utility adds compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and fixes bugs. ($45 new, free update, 39.5 MB)

Audio Hijack 3.6 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)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.12 5 comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.12

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)

GraphicConverter 11.1 No comments

GraphicConverter 11.1

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)

Things 3.10 No comments

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)

CleanMyMac X 4.5 No comments

CleanMyMac X 4.5

Brings support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds instant notifications about malware threats. ($89.95 new, free update, 48.1 MB)

macOS Server 5.9 No comments

macOS Server 5.9

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)

Piezo 1.6.2 No comments

Piezo 1.6.2

Corrects an issue where AAC recording did not work correctly in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($19 new, free update, 8.8 MB)

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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.