The updates keep coming. Apple has now updated iOS and iPadOS to version 13.1.3 and issued a supplemental update for macOS 10.15 Catalina to squash bugs in those releases. If you have upgraded, Josh Centers answers your questions about using USB storage with iOS 13, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata explains how to use Catalina’s Sidecar feature, which turns your iPad into a secondary Mac screen. Finally, former Apple software engineer David Shayer joins us this week to explain why Apple’s new operating systems are so buggy. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 13.0.1, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.30, Tinderbox 8.1, Audio Hijack 3.6.1, and DEVONagent 3.11.2.
Apple has updated iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS 10.15 Catalina to squash some of the many bugs still remaining.
By most accounts, the release of iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina have been troubled, with numerous significant bugs making it past Apple’s internal testing and the public beta phase. Former Apple engineer David Shayer explains the underlying reasons these releases have had so many problems.
Confused about how to use USB storage drives with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13? We have answers to common questions.
Want to use an iPad as a secondary Mac display? Apple built that capability, called Sidecar, into macOS Catalina for those using newer Macs and iPads. It’s free, unlike third-party alternatives. Julio Ojeda-Zapata liked Sidecar enough to continue using it, but he also found glitches.
First maintenance release following the recent upgrade to version 13. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)
Brings support for editing PDFs in Word and adds the Ink Replay feature to PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
Improves the speed of opening and saving documents and selecting numerous notes on more powerful machines. ($249 new, free update, 36.1 MB)
Maintenance release for the audio recording utility with a smattering of improvements and bug fixes. ($49 new, free update, 14.1 MB)
Improves the overall performance and reliability of the research software, plus fixes glitches in macOS 10.15 Catalina. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates)