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#1490: iOS 13.2.2, Mojave Security Update warning, iOS 13 app updates tip, hidden macOS control panels, iPhone 11 Night Mode

If you thought we might get through a week without Apple frantically fixing bugs in its operating systems, well, think again. The company released iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 to fix overly aggressive purging of background apps. Speaking of updates, whatever you do, don’t interrupt Mojave’s Security Update 2019-001 or bad things could happen to your drive. iOS 13 made it harder to find App Store updates, but we have a tip that shows you how to access them quickly. We also share a discovery from Mac automation guru Sal Soghoian about how you can use a hidden macOS feature and a Luna Display to turn an iPad into a custom control panel for your Mac. Finally, Glenn Fleishman joins us to take you on a deep dive into the iPhone 11’s Night mode. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 3.7.3, Coda 2.7.5, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11.2, GraphicConverter 11.1.1, Lightroom Classic CC 9.0, Things 3.10.1, Merlin Project 6.0, 1Password 7.4, and HandBrake 1.3.

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BusyCal 3.7.3 No comments

BusyCal 3.7.3

Improves recovery handling of network failures for Google Calendar. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.7 MB)

Coda 2.7.5 No comments

Coda 2.7.5

Brings bug fixes to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 65.3 MB)

GraphicConverter 11.1.1 No comments

GraphicConverter 11.1.1

Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 152 MB)

Lightroom Classic CC 9.0 1 comment

Lightroom Classic CC 9.0

Brings several new features to the desktop-focused photo cataloging and editing application. ($9.99/$19.99/$52.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

Things 3.10.1 No comments

Things 3.10.1

Brings improvements and behavior changes to the task manager. ($49.99 new, free update, 17.9 MB)

Merlin Project 6.0 No comments

Merlin Project 6.0

Major update for the powerful project management app offers improved speed and stability and support for Dark mode. ($149 annual subscription, free update for subscribers, 29.1 MB)

1Password 7.4 13 comments

1Password 7.4

Maintenance release for the password manager with some improvements and a healthy dose of bug fixes. ($64.99 new, free update, 50.8 MB)

HandBrake 1.3.0 2 comments

HandBrake 1.3.0

Enhances the queue user interface and adds support for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs without copy protection. (Free, 19.4 MB)

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The Confusion Over Apple TV

Can’t tell Apple TV apart from the Apple TV app (on any of four operating systems), Apple TV+, or Apple TV Channels? You’re not alone.