Much of the world has ground to a halt while attempting to deal with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but Apple continues to plug away. Last week, the company unveiled a cheaper MacBook Air with the new scissor-switch Magic Keyboard, a new iPad Pro with an upcoming Magic Keyboard featuring a trackpad, and a Mac mini with double the standard storage. As the pandemic shuts down movie theaters, Hollywood is accelerating plans for direct home releases. Finally, if you want to remember what the outside world looks like, Josh Centers reviews Aerial, which brings the Apple TV’s lush screen savers to the Mac. Notable Mac app releases this week include Agenda 9.3 3/17/20, Luminar 4.2, TextExpander 6.5.4, and Alfred 4.0.9.
Following last year's release of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard, Apple has now brought that keyboard to the MacBook Air. The updated model also features faster performance, more storage options, and a lower entry-level price of $999.
No, it’s not April Fools Day. Apple has stunned the world by not only introducing a new iPad Pro in the midst of a global pandemic but also announcing that it will have an optional trackpad. But hang on to your wallet because the prices will be eye-watering.
Apple announced that the Mac mini standard configurations now have twice as much storage as before, while prices remain the same. There are no other changes.
SARS-CoV-2 is wreaking havoc on the world, and Hollywood is no exception. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains how film distribution is changing.
Do you like the Aerial screen savers on your Apple TV? A free, open-source app brings them to your Mac’s screen as well.
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the date-focused note-taking app. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, free update, 48.8 MB)
Adds the AI Augmented Sky tool for blend objects seamlessly into a photo's sky. ($89 new, free update, 18.8 MB)
Stops text from being bolded when pasted into the snippet editor from Google Docs. ($40 annual subscription, free update, 20.9 MB)
Brings macOS 10.15 Catalina-related improvements to the keyboard-driven launcher. (£23 new, free update, 3.1 MB)