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#1505: COVID-19 and Apple, working from home, WWDC, Black Ink crossword app, automating Mac window positioning

Like many people, we spent much of last week watching the news of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the increase in cases of COVID-19. TidBITS coverage largely followed suit, with a general article about COVID-19, an article about Apple’s response to the pandemic, and news of how Apple is transforming WWDC into an online event. Plus, for those working from home unexpectedly, Take Control Books published the free Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily. If you’re looking for something more fun to while away the hours, new contributor Connie Laubenthal joins us with a review of the Black Ink crossword app for the Mac. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at ways of automating window positioning using built-in macOS features and various third-party utilities. Notable Mac app releases this week include Tinderbox 8.6, CorelDRAW 2020, SoundSource 4.2.2, and VMware Fusion 11.5.2.

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Apple Moves WWDC Entirely Online

Like other big tech companies, Apple has canceled the in-person part of its developer conference. However, in a textbook case of putting the best face on a bad situation, Apple has cast the change as a new online format that will let many more developers participate.


CorelDRAW 2020 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

CorelDRAW 2020

Major upgrade for the vector illustration app with new AI-powered tools and enhanced collaboration features. ($249.99 annual subscription, 2 MB)