Last week, Apple released iOS 13.6.1, iPadOS 13.6.1, and macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update to fix a storage bug on the iPhone and iPad and bugs on the Mac. The Setapp subscription service has added iOS versions of multi-platform apps to its offerings, but you’ll have to pay extra per device. Rich Mogull’s children are back in school in Arizona, and he offers hard-won advice for how his family is navigating remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last but far from least, Josh Centers explores the major complaints about the App Store, analyzes them, and offers potential solutions. Notable Mac app releases this week include Mellel 5.0.3, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.21, Banktivity 7.5.2, Moneydance 2020, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.40, DEVONthink 3.5.2, and SoundSource 5.0.3.
Apple has pushed out a trio of system updates to address bugs.
The Setapp subscription service, which has so far focused on the Mac, now offers subscribers the option of adding iOS companion apps to Setapp-managed Mac apps for an additional monthly fee.
“School at Home” is now the new normal for millions of families, but it is closer to “Work from Home” than pure homeschooling. As the parent of three elementary-aged children who have already started classes at home, here are Rich Mogull’s best tips.
Apple’s App Store policies continue to incite ire from developers and face increasing scrutiny from government regulators. We outline the most common complaints against the company, evaluate them, and propose potential solutions.
Maintenance release follows major upgrade that brought support for ePUB export and DOCX import/export to the word processing app. ($49 new, free update, 92 MB)
Adds an exclusion for a system cache folder causing stalls on macOS 10.15.6 Catalina. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.6 MB)
Maintenance release with numerous improvements for the personal finance app. ($69.99 new, free update, 22.5 MB)
Major update for the personal finance management app that's focused on bringing improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 131 MB)
Adds the new Sheet View in Excel so you can filter and sort without disrupting what others see. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
Brings initial support for the upcoming release of macOS 11.0 Big Sur as well as ARM-based Macs. ($99/$199/$499 new, free update, 114 MB)
Maintenance release for the recently upgraded audio control utility with improvements for Dock-less audio apps and navigation when using VoiceOver. ($39 new, $19 upgrade, free update for version 5 licenses, 13.9 MB)