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#1513: Former Apple engineer on Apple’s privacy approach, mirror Apple TV to Mac, WWDC goes virtual, free ACES Conference Prequel, TidBITS 30th podcasts

Former Apple engineer David Shayer joins us again this week to share Apple’s approach to privacy, contrast it to another tech company, and explain why he trusts the COVID-19 exposure notification proposal from Apple and Google. If you’ve ever wanted to display your Apple TV on your Mac’s screen, Josh Centers tells you how to do it, along with what won’t work. In conference news, Apple announced that WWDC will start—virtually—on June 22nd, and a free prequel to the ACES Conference has expanded to serve small business owners beyond IT consultants. Finally, if you’d like a trip down memory lane, TidBITS publisher Adam Engst made the rounds of numerous podcasts recently to celebrate the 30th anniversary of TidBITS—listen in for great stories from the early days of the Mac. Notable Mac app releases this week include HandBrake 1.3.2, Retrospect 17.0.1, Bookends 13.4.1, Piezo 1.6.5, 1Password 7.5, and PopChar X 8.10.

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Four TidBITS 30th Anniversary Podcasts

A number of podcasts helped us celebrate the 30th anniversary of TidBITS by inviting publisher Adam Engst on as a guest, and the resulting conversations are well worth listening to if you enjoy reminiscing about the early days of the Macintosh world.


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Retrospect 17.0.1

Improves Disaster Recovery support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and 10.14 Mojave and fixes bugs. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, free update, upgrade pricing available, 151 MB)

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Piezo 1.6.5

Updates the Audio Capture Engine and adds support for Facebook's Messenger app and Cisco's Webex and Webex Teams apps as VoIP audio sources. ($19 new, free update, 9.8 MB)