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#1504: Fight COVID-19 with your Mac, Apple leap day woes, Strava restores its chronological feed, iPhone buy-back programs

The [email protected] distributed computing project, which let you donate your Mac’s spare CPU cycles to search for extraterrestrial life, is going into hibernation, but you can join the [email protected] project to fight COVID-19. Apple has a notorious record of not handling time changes well—in the latest installment, Glenn Fleishman recounts how leap day led to frustrations at the Genius Bar. Adam Engst has some good news for athletes: the workout-based social network Strava has listened to users and brought back its chronological timeline. Finally, new TidBITS contributor Jenna Tsui joins us to outline three worthwhile iPhone buy-back programs. Notable Mac app releases this week include CleanMyMac X, BBEdit 13.0.5, SpamSieve 2.9.39, OmniFocus 3.6, Default Folder X 5.4.3, GraphicConverter 11.1.3, and Retrospect 17.


BBEdit 13.0.5 3 comments

BBEdit 13.0.5

Maintenance release that fixes niggling bugs for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

GraphicConverter 11.1.3 No comments

GraphicConverter 11.1.3

Brings a lengthy list of updated features, improvements, and bug fixes for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 155 MB)

SpamSieve 2.9.39 No comments

SpamSieve 2.9.39

Enhances email filtering accuracy and improves the spam message list text in Mail with a variety of highlight colors. ($30 new, free update, 15.6 MB)

CleanMyMac X 4.6 2 comments

CleanMyMac X 4.6

Introduces the Application Permissions management feature in the Privacy module to provide more control over your personal data. ($89.95 new, free update, 49 MB)

OmniFocus 3.6 No comments

OmniFocus 3.6

Adds support for floating time zones so appointment times stay the same no matter what time zone you're in. ($39.99 new, free update, 65 MB)

Retrospect 17 5 comments

Retrospect 17

Major upgrade for the Mac backup and recovery software with improved speed and dashboard displays. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, upgrade pricing available, 195 MB)