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#1503: Hidden documents in Google Drive, CES 2020 tech finale, home security cameras

Have you ever been unable to see a document that you know should be there in a Google Drive file list? Adam Engst recently encountered this frustration and eventually figured out the solution. Jeff Porten delivers his final report from CES, showing off RAID drives, geometric light panels, and even wireless power. Last but not least, Glenn Fleishman, who recently authored Take Control of Home Security Cameras, joins us this week to explore reasons to get a home security camera and offer advice on specs. Notable Mac app releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 9.0.5, HoudahGeo 6.0, Lightroom Classic CC 9.2, Audio Hijack 3.6.4 and Piezo 1.6.4, Delicious Library 3.9, Quicken 2019 5.15, and Fantastical 3.0.7.

Adam Engst 11 comments

TipBITS: Google Drive Sorting Can Hide New Documents

If you rely on Google Drive for collaborative work, bear in mind that a hidden sort setting can cause new documents to fall to the bottom of the list of files in a folder where you might not think to look for them. Adam Engst suffered from this for a week before he discovered the solution.

Glenn Fleishman 20 comments

Three Reasons You Might Want a Home Security Camera

Home security cameras are all the rage, but you have to start with the reason you want one in the first place. Do you want to record criminal behavior? Spot wildlife? Know your kids came in before midnight? It’s all about intent, and many people discover they have multiple overlapping desires.


HoudahGeo 6.0 No comments

HoudahGeo 6.0

Major new release with numerous enhancements for the photo geotagging app. ($39 new, free update, 25.6 MB)

Lightroom Classic CC 9.2 No comments

Lightroom Classic CC 9.2

Improves default settings for raw images and adds support for Large Document Format (PSB) files. $9.99/$19.99/$52.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

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Quicken 2019 5.15

Makes improvements to the recently introduced QuickFill auto-categorization feature and adds a Billy Pay service. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)

Fantastical 3.0.7 3 comments

Fantastical 3.0.7

Brings more refinements to the recently upgraded calendar app. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 21.8 MB)



Putting a $31,199 Mac Pro Through Its Paces

Who would want a Mac Pro costing nearly $32,000? Craig A. Hunter found that it’s a good value for the right sort of professional, given that it can complete calculations that would cost thousands of dollars per solution on a supercomputer.