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#1530: COVID-19 exposure notifications; Take Control books for Big Sur, iOS 14, and Zoom; post-migration tasks on a new Mac

Happy Labor Day to our American readers! Apple last week released iOS 13.7, building in support for the joint Apple-Google COVID-19 exposure notification technology—but remember, you can enable it only if your state or country provides a compatible app. The company also released iPadOS 13.7 with unspecified bug fixes. We’re heading into Apple’s big upgrade season, and our friends at Take Control have new books to help you with macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, and Zoom. To wrap up the issue, Adam uses his recent Mac migration experience to start making a list of gotchas: things you may have to fix even after migrating “everything” from your previous Mac. Notable Mac app releases this week include LaunchBar 6.13, TechTool Pro 13, Bookends 13.4.5, and Zoom 5.2.2.

Adam Engst 34 comments

Moving to a New Mac: What’s Left to Do After Migration?

When you buy a new Mac and migrate your old Mac’s files to it during setup, Setup Assistant moves over numerous settings and configurations. But don’t assume you’ll just be able to pick up exactly where you left off, since there are quite a few apps and services that require additional post-migration attention.


LaunchBar 6.13 No comments

LaunchBar 6.13

Adds support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur and re-implements Music Library indexing. ($29 new, free update, 17.1 MB)

TechTool Pro 13 6 comments

TechTool Pro 13

Major upgrade for the hard drive repair and system maintenance tool. ($129 new, various upgrade prices)

Bookends 13.4.5 2 comments

Bookends 13.4.5

Maintenance update for the reference management tool with a smattering of improvements and bug fixes. ($59.99 new, free update, 71.9 MB)

Zoom 5.2.2 1 comment

Zoom 5.2.2

Videoconferencing app adds a high-fidelity audio mode and custom gallery view organization. (Free, 21.5 MB)