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#1542: iPhone 5G tests, Stealth Core Trainer, iPhone 11 repair program, support TidBITS in 2021

2020 has been a tough year, but thanks to TidBITS members, we’ve weathered it better than many. Will you pitch in to help us keep bringing you content throughout 2021 too? If you have an iPhone 11, pay attention to touch problems because Apple has a new repair program to fix failing display modules on eligible models for free. Looking for some indoor exercise during the pandemic? Adam Engst tried out the Stealth Core Trainer, which helps you strengthen your core while playing iPhone games. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata traveled around Minnesota’s Twin Cities area to try out T-Mobile and Verizon’s 5G networks and ponder the real-world implications. We’re still catching up from having more Watchlist items than fit in an issue, so our notable Mac app releases this week include Timing 2020.12, Quicken 6.0, Sip 2.5, Yojimbo 4.6, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 12.2.1, GrandPerspective 2.5.3, Scrivener 3.2, iStat Menus 6.5.1, Ulysses 21, Bookends 13.4.7, RapidWeaver 8.7, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.23, and PopChar X 9.0.

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Bookends 13.4.7 Agen Schmitz No comments

Bookends 13.4.7

Restores importing from JSTOR and detection of drag-and-drop of PDFs onto the app icon in the Dock. ($59.99 new, free update, 70.3 MB, macOS 10.10+)

Ulysses 21 Agen Schmitz No comments

Ulysses 21

Refreshes the user interface to fit with the look and feel of macOS 11 Big Sur and enhances Revision mode. ($49.99 new, free update, 30 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)

Yojimbo 4.6 Agen Schmitz No comments

Yojimbo 4.6

Adds native support for M1-based Macs and returns the Downloads window to the Window menu. ($30 new, free update, 9.4 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

Sip 2.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

Sip 2.5

Brings support for macOS 11 Big Sur to the menubar-based color picker app. ($10 new, free update, 10.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Quicken 6.0 Agen Schmitz 17 comments

Quicken 6.0

Major release for the financial management app introduces a new modern interface plus compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur and M1-based Macs. ($35.99/51.99/77.99 annual subscription, free update for subscribers, 86.2 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Timing 2020.12 Agen Schmitz No comments

Timing 2020.12

Adds support for M1-based Macs and fixes an issue that could lead to high CPU usage on Macs running macOS 11 Big Sur. ($42 annual subscription, free update, 35.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)

PopChar X 9.0 Agen Schmitz No comments

PopChar X 9.0

Major new release for the character discovery and font exploration utility with several new features and added support for macOS 11 Big Sur. (€29.99 new, free update, 5.3 MB, macOS 10.10+)