Ready for more updates? iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 deliver promised features to Apple’s devices, including Deep Fusion, HomeKit Secure Video, and new Siri privacy options. Apple finally updated the HomePod to iOS 13 with this release, adding the capability to distinguish between family members. Apple also made a surprise announcement of the AirPods Pro, which boast swappable ear tips and active noise cancellation. Adam Engst shares tips for fixing macOS installers with expired certificates and mirroring selected screens in multi-monitor setups. Finally, for those who have updated to macOS 10.15 Catalina, we have a guide on using its new Continuity Sketch and Continuity Markup features. Notable Mac app releases this week include Default Folder X 5.4.1, BusyCal 3.7.2 and BusyContacts 1.4.2, Firefox 70.0, Transmit 5.6.1, and Bookends 13.2.7.
The iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 updates deliver promised features like Deep Fusion for iPhone 11 series cameras and HomeKit Secure Video, along with yet more bug fixes. Also finally seeing the light of day is iOS 13.2 for HomePod, which brings support for multiple users.
With the AirPods Pro, Apple has made wireless earbuds more attractive to anyone who has trouble with the fit of the first- and second-generation AirPods and to those who would appreciate active noise cancellation in loud environments.
Signing certificates for macOS installers have expired, so Apple consultants and IT admins who maintain troubleshooting toolkits containing older installers will need to download new copies.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have three or more screens attached to a Mac, and you want to mirror some combination of them? It turns out that macOS makes that possible. Read on for the trick to achieve it.
macOS 10.15 Catalina has a pair of new features that let you use an iPhone or iPad to draw sketches for insertion into a Mac document or message and mark up Mac documents. Here’s how to use them.
Fixes problems in macOS 10.15 Catalina where Default Folder X wouldn't correctly record recently used folders. ($34.95 new, free update, 9.6 MB)
Brings enhancements, bug fixes, and stability improvements to the two personal information management apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 27.7/12.9 MB)
Strengthens its Enhanced Tracking Protection to include social media trackers, and improves the Lockwise password manager. (Free, 69.1 MB)
Removes support for Amazon Drive and adds support for copying a current open folder’s path to the clipboard. ($45 new, free update, 63.3 MB)
Brings some document opening and scanning fixes to the reference management tool when running in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($59.99 new, free update, 51.2 MB)