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#1500: Netflix lets you turn off auto-play videos, One Switch for Mac, more gadgets from CES 2020

One year to the day after Adam Engst called out Netflix’s obnoxious auto-play preview videos, the company added an option to turn them off. Celebrate with Adam as he shows you where to flip the switch and how to ensure it takes effect. Josh Centers reviews the handy One Switch utility, which gathers numerous macOS settings in one menu bar item. Finally, Jeff Porten is back from CES by way of Italy, with reports of dystopian security drones, AirPods competitors, ultra-wide monitors, and much more. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 3.8.3 and BusyContacts 1.4.4, EagleFiler 1.8.12, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.15, 1Password 7.4.2, and SoundSource 4.2.1.

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EagleFiler 1.8.12 No comments

EagleFiler 1.8.12

Brings improvements and bug fixes to the document organization and archiving app. ($40 new, free update, 25.8 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.15 No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.15

Makes some tweaks to the app's HFS+ to APFS conversion and adds a timeout mechanism to volume unmount requests. ($39.99 new, free update, 16 MB)

1Password 7.4.2 1 comment

1Password 7.4.2

Adds support for Microsoft's Edge Web browser and Fantastical. ($64.99 new, free update, 50.8 MB)

SoundSource 4.2.1 No comments

SoundSource 4.2.1

Maintenance release tidies up a few bugs affecting the menu bar and Bluetooth usage. ($29 new, free update, 13.9 MB)