In anticipation of tomorrow’s big Mac event, Apple last week cleared the decks with updates for all of its non-Mac operating systems to patch problematic security holes and add new features, like Intercom support for iOS. The company also released updates to macOS 10.15.7 Catalina and some older versions of iOS and watchOS to address exploited security vulnerabilities. If you’ve experienced crackling, static, or other audio problems with your AirPods Pro, Apple may fix them for free. Finally, we take a look at the new MagSafe connector on the iPhone 12. Will its ease of use outweigh its various quirks and trade-offs? Notable Mac app releases this week include Little Snitch 5.0, Evernote 10.2.4, EagleFiler 1.9.1, Default Folder X 5.5, and BusyCal 3.11.
If you’re experiencing crackling or static sounds in your AirPods Pro, or if Active Noise Cancellation isn’t working correctly, Apple will replace the affected earbuds for free.
It’s another of Apple’s “update five operating systems all at once” days, with this set of updates bringing the Intercom feature to more devices, better integrating the HomePod with Apple TV, and adding notifications when headphone volume could damage your hearing, along with some important security and bug fixes.
macOS 10.15 Catalina users and those with older iOS devices and Apple Watch models will be seeing updates for their operating systems. Apple released a slew of updates to close three serious security vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild.
MagSafe may be the most intriguing feature of the iPhone 12, but is it worth the trade-offs in charging speed, inefficient power usage, and more? We take a look at the promise of MagSafe and then examine some of the early gotchas that have cropped up.
Major upgrade that brings a design overhaul, improved traffic statistics, and compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur. ($45 new, upgrades available, 42.2 MB, macOS 11+)
Maintenance update for the recently upgraded information management app. (Free, 139 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the document organization and archiving app. ($40 new, free update, 29.9 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Adds support for macOS 11 Big Sur and now tracks changes in folders synced from the cloud. ($34.95 new, free update, 15.6 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Brings the capability to add Zoom meetings to events with a single click. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.4 MB, macOS 10.11+)