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.
If you thought we might get through a week without Apple frantically fixing bugs in its operating systems, well, think again. The iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 updates fix the issue that made background apps quit prematurely.
Reports of boot problems after installing Security Update 2019-001 (Mojave) are rolling in. The common factors seem to be installing on a Mac with a T1 or T2 security chip and the user interrupting the installation because it seems to take too long.
Annoyingly, Apple buried App Store updates in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, using that toolbar spot to promote its Apple Arcade service, but there’s a shortcut to see your updates quickly.
At MacTech Conference, automation guru Sal Soghoian gave a talk in which he revealed how, with the addition of just a Luna Display dongle, anyone can use built-in macOS accessibility features to turn an iPad into a touch-sensitive custom controller for the Mac.
It has always been hard to take good photos in the dark, regardless of the camera. With the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models, Apple has taken a new approach to shine more light on the problem.
Improves recovery handling of network failures for Google Calendar. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.7 MB)
Brings bug fixes to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 65.3 MB)
Adds the capability to modify, add, and delete text or numbers within table cells. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 73.1/119 MB)
Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 152 MB)
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)
Brings improvements and behavior changes to the task manager. ($49.99 new, free update, 17.9 MB)
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)
Maintenance release for the password manager with some improvements and a healthy dose of bug fixes. ($64.99 new, free update, 50.8 MB)
Enhances the queue user interface and adds support for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs without copy protection. (Free, 19.4 MB)