Do you have an older ScanSnap scanner rendered obsolete by macOS 10.15 Catalina? Dave Kitabjian explores whether VueScan might be the ideal solution to keeping your scanner running in Catalina. For the Terminal geeks (or the terminally geeky) in our audience, Josh Centers provides resources for those dealing with zsh replacing bash as Catalina’s default shell. In a slight departure from our usual topics, Adam Engst takes a look at the efforts of Apple device management firm Jamf to bring technology-enabled active learning to developing-world students. Finally, it’s time for our membership drive—if we’ve supported your tech life, will you return the favor? Notable Mac app releases this week include SuperDuper 3.3, Tinderbox 8.2.1, Airfoil 5.8.8, Mailplane 4.2, DEVONagent 3.11.3 (Lite, Express, and Pro), DEVONthink 3.0.3, BBEdit 13.0.3, Piezo 1.6.3, and Fetch 5.8.
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One of the most interesting aspects of the Jamf Nation User Conference has been the Innovation Hub educational outreach program for schools in developing nations, instantiated last year by a classroom in a shipping container. Adam Engst describes where the Innovation Hub program came from and where it’s going.
One of the big changes in macOS 10.15 Catalina is that Apple has replaced the default bash shell in Terminal with zsh, a move that is sure to cause headaches for system administrators. Josh Centers offers some resources to help you adapt to the change.
If you have a ScanSnap S1300, S1500, or S1500M scanner, you should be legitimately worried that its 32-bit software will no longer run in macOS 10.15 Catalina. Dave Kitabjian discusses your options, with an in-depth look at third-party scanner software VueScan.
Brings full support for backing up and restoring macOS 10.15 Catalina as well as several improvements. ($27.95 new, free update, 7.0 MB)
Interim release for the note-taking assistant and information manager with a hearty helping of improvements. ($249 new, free update, 38.4 MB)
Brings full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina to the wireless audio broadcasting app. ($29 new, free update, 18.0 MB)
Improves support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds the capability to manage bookmarks. ($29.95 new, free update, 68.8 MB)
Improves date parsing while searching and addresses a crash related to highlighting occurrences in PDF documents. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates)
Brings support for more email clients when sending messages via smart rules and improves clipping from browsers. ($99/$199/$499 new, upgrades available, 94 MB)
Maintenance release focused on bug fixes for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)
Brings full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina to the simple audio recording app. ($19 new, free update, 9.6 MB)
Upgrades the venerable file transfer client to 64-bit for compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($29 new, free update, 7.9 MB)