Apple has posted record-setting financial results for Q1 2020, with nearly $92 billion in revenue and over $22 billion in profit, thanks to the resurgent iPhone 11 and its popular wearables. The company also updated all of its operating systems last week, releasing iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.15.3 Catalina, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1—read on for details and our update advice. Last but not least, Apple consultant Ivan Drucker joins us to explain how to use Google Voice as the centerpiece of a two-factor authentication scheme that addresses some of the problems with two-factor authentication apps. Notable Mac app releases this week include Security Update 2020-001 (Mojave and High Sierra), Safari 13.0.5, DEVONthink 3.0.4, URL Manager Pro 5.0, and Fantastical 3.0.
Thanks to the iPhone 11, Apple’s iPhone product segment saw a return to growth in Q1 2020, while iPad and Mac sales were off. Meanwhile, the Wearables and Services categories continue to grow.
Apple has updated all of its operating systems to address privacy and parental controls in iOS and performance in newer Mac hardware.
Having good passwords may protect you from drive-by attacks, but if you are individually targeted, online thieves can steal your cell phone number and reset all your passwords in minutes. Google Voice used with two-factor authentication is an answer for those for whom authentication apps don’t work well.
Patches security vulnerabilities in Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)
Patches two security vulnerabilities for those running Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)
Adds support for disabling Dark mode only for documents and provides other minor enhancements. ($99/$199/$499 new, upgrades available, 92.8 MB)
Updates the venerable bookmark manager for macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($35.00 new, $25 upgrade, 8.7 MB)
Major new release for the calendar app with a refreshed user interface, unified look across all platforms, and new subscription pricing model. ($39.99 annual subscription, 21.7 MB)