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#1539: AirPods Pro service program, broader Intercom support, numerous Apple OS updates, MagSafe quirks

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.

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Little Snitch 5.0 12 comments

Little Snitch 5.0

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+)

Evernote 10.2.4 1 comment

Evernote 10.2.4

Maintenance update for the recently upgraded information management app. (Free, 139 MB, macOS 10.10+)

EagleFiler 1.9.1 No comments

EagleFiler 1.9.1

Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the document organization and archiving app. ($40 new, free update, 29.9 MB, macOS 10.12+)

Default Folder X 5.5 No comments

Default Folder X 5.5

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+)

BusyCal 3.11 No comments

BusyCal 3.11

Brings the capability to add Zoom meetings to events with a single click. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.4 MB, macOS 10.11+)