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#1487: iOS and iPadOS 13.1.3, Catalina Supplemental Update, why iOS 13 and Catalina are so buggy, USB storage in iOS 13, Sidecar in Catalina

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.

David Shayer 63 comments

Six Reasons Why iOS 13 and Catalina Are So Buggy

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.


BBEdit 13.0.1 No comments

BBEdit 13.0.1

First maintenance release following the recent upgrade to version 13. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.30 7 comments

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.30

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)

Tinderbox 8.1 No comments

Tinderbox 8.1

Improves the speed of opening and saving documents and selecting numerous notes on more powerful machines. ($249 new, free update, 36.1 MB)

Audio Hijack 3.6.1 1 comment

Audio Hijack 3.6.1

Maintenance release for the audio recording utility with a smattering of improvements and bug fixes. ($49 new, free update, 14.1 MB)