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.
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.
Many TidBITS readers have requested the option to export Apple Card data to Quicken and QuickBooks, in addition to PDF, CSV, and OFX. Apple has finally added support for those formats.
If you’re regretting not being able to hold an in-person celebration for a birthday, graduation, retirement, or other special occasion, check out the online service Kudoboard. It provides a multimedia version of the greeting card that’s passed around and signed by a group.
Still feeling lost at sea when you have to meet with others by video? “Take Control of Zoom” author Glenn Fleishman shares a host of tips that can help you tune your setup and improve your confidence.
Brings a long list of notable new features, visible changes to existing features, and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.2 MB)
Adds support for opening and exporting images in WebP format. ($39.99 new, free update, 194 MB)
Works around changes in macOS 10.15.5 Catalina that prevent the creation of bootable backups. ($49.99 new, free update, 67.2 MB)
Performs automated group repair when a library is opened and improves visuals in Dark mode. ($59.99 new, free update, 71.7 MB)
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)
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)