Apple’s dizzying pace of updates continued last week, with the releases of macOS 10.15.1 Catalina, watchOS 6.1, tvOS 13.2, and iOS 13.2.1 for the HomePod. The company also announced its fourth-quarter financial results, and despite slipping iPhone sales, its booming wearables and services categories kept the profits rolling in. In other news, Adobe has released a set of free fonts for iOS 13, and MacPaw has announced Setapp for Teams. Finally, now that Apple Arcade is out, we have a FAQ on using PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game controllers with the latest Apple operating systems. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 13.0.2, Hazel 4.4, Security Update 2019-001 (Mojave) and 2019-006 (High Sierra), Safari 13.0.3, Mellel 4.2.5, Fission 2.5, and Agenda 9.0.
Take advantage of the custom font support in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 with Adobe’s Creative Cloud app, which offers 1300 fonts for free.
The Setapp subscription service provides access to over 160 useful Mac apps for $9.99 per month. Now MacPaw is offering a beta of Setapp for Teams, which provides the same set of apps with slightly reduced per-user pricing and single-point billing.
Hot on the heels of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, Apple has pushed out macOS 10.15.1 Catalina, watchOS 6.1 (with support for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, finally!), and tvOS 13.2. All three offer support for the new AirPods Pro and bring bug fixes.
When Apple released iOS 13.2 for HomePod last week, there were immediate reports that it—or resetting the HomePod after installing it—was causing the HomePods to become entirely unresponsive. The company is now pushing iOS 13.2.1 for HomePod to resolve that problem.
Skyrocketing revenues in Services and Wearables more than made up for a decline in iPhone revenues, proving that Apple is no longer just the iPhone company.
iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS 10.15 Catalina, and tvOS 13 all support game controllers from Microsoft and Sony. Here’s how to connect them to your devices to make the most of Apple Arcade.
Long-standing text editor gains bug fixes and feature refinements. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.4 MB)
Brings compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and now requires a minimum of 10.12 Sierra. ($32 new, free update, 10.2 MB)
Patches security vulnerabilities in Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)
Patches numerous WebKit-related security vulnerabilities. (Free)
Fixes a bug that caused crashes with some documents when running in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($49 new, free update, 82.5 MB)
Brings full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves Dark mode. ($29 new, free update, 11.1 MB)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the date-focused note-taking app. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, free update, 48.8 MB)