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#1517: Apple on #BlackLivesMatter, export Apple Card statements, Kudoboard for virtual special occasions, videoconferencing tips

In the wake of worldwide protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd, Apple used its Apple Music service to express support of and solidarity with Black communities, curated a collection of movies in a Confronting Systemic Racism section in Apple TV, and posted an open letter from CEO Tim Cook on the topic. On a far more mundane note, the company has also finally enabled Quicken and QuickBooks exports of Apple Card statements. Are you lamenting not being able to get together with family and friends for a birthday, graduation, or retirement? Try using the Kudoboard service to create a multimedia replacement for the group-signed greeting card. Finally, for those of you concerned about how you look and sound on video calls, Glenn Fleishman has tips for upping your videoconferencing game. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 13.1, Pixelmator Pro 1.6.4, ChronoSync 4.9.10, Bookends 13.4.2, Fetch 5.8.1, and Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.18.

Adam Engst 4 comments

Apple Statements and Actions on #BlackLivesMatter

In response to and in support of the protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd, Apple dedicated the Apple Music user interface to a statement in solidarity with Black communities, curated a collection of movies addressing racism in Apple TV, and published an open letter from Tim Cook.


BBEdit 13.1 No comments

BBEdit 13.1

Brings a long list of notable new features, visible changes to existing features, and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.2 MB)

ChronoSync 4.9.10 No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.10

Works around changes in macOS 10.15.5 Catalina that prevent the creation of bootable backups. ($49.99 new, free update, 67.2 MB)

Bookends 13.4.2 No comments

Bookends 13.4.2

Performs automated group repair when a library is opened and improves visuals in Dark mode. ($59.99 new, free update, 71.7 MB)

Fetch 5.8.1 No comments

Fetch 5.8.1

Restores both the the transfer window Find command and the capability to adjust the font size of the transfer window. ($29 new, free update, 8.5 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.18 16 comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.18

Addresses a bug introduced by Apple in macOS 10.15 Catalina that prevented CCC from creating bootable backups. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.6 MB)