Do you have a Smart Battery Case for your iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max that isn’t charging correctly? Apple might replace it for free in a new service program. Rewinding the clock a bit, in the classic Mac OS, if you clicked one window in an app, all the rest of that app’s windows jumped to the front. If you miss that window management behavior in today’s macOS, read our short review of the new Front and Center utility. But wait, was that happening on a Mac or a Macintosh? Adam Engst looks into the disappearance of the term “Macintosh” and points out the few odd spots where Apple still uses it. Finally, our roving reporter Jeff Porten shares the latest tech trends being pushed at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 3.8, Typinator 8.3, Firefox 72.0.1, and BusyContacts 1.4.3.
Apple is replacing some Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR due to charging failures, both of the case itself and the iPhone inside.
Miss the way that window management worked before Mac OS X? The new Front and Center app brings that behavior back.
Nagged by the question of whether Apple still uses the term “Macintosh” anywhere, Adam Engst pores over targeted Google search results to confirm that the company has excised “Macintosh” from all modern uses, with a few odd exceptions.
Our roving reporter Jeff Porten heads into CES 2020 with coverage of the annual Trends to Watch presentation, which focused on (surprise, surprise) 5G, AI, streaming video, augmented reality, and well, a bunch of other things that seem less likely to become real.
Adds support for syncing with Apple's Reminders app and brings several improvements to the calendar utility. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.9 MB)
Maintenance release with several improvements and bug fixes for the text expansion tool. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.0 MB)
Strengthens the Web browser's Enhanced Tracking Protection by blocking fingerprinting scripts. (Free update, 69.4 MB)
Improves background sync speed when used with multiple accounts and makes other minor enhancements. ($49.99 new, free update, 12.6 MB)