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#1549: Apple Watch Breathe notifications, BlastDoor hardens iMessage, add AirPlay to a stereo, present better in Zoom

Are you annoyed by your Apple Watch reminding you to breathe? Josh Centers explains how you can easily adjust or eliminate those notifications. Some worrisome iMessage vulnerabilities were exploited in 2020, but Glenn Fleishman explains how Apple has implemented a protective barrier to thwart them. If you’ve wished you could bring your classic stereo system into the modern music streaming world, Dave Kitabjian joins us to teach you how to add AirPlay input to your stereo with an old Apple TV. Finally, for those who teach or present online, Glenn shows how to give effective presentations and app demos remotely with Zoom. Notable Mac app releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.25, BusyCal 3.12.3, Pixelmator Pro 2.0.5, Zoom 5.5.1, PopChar X 9.1, Mailplane 4.3.1, Gemini 2.8.2, and Homebrew 3.0.


Pixelmator Pro 2.0.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

Pixelmator Pro 2.0.5

Maintenance release improves launch speed by around 20% and increases the maximum intensity of the Sharpen adjustment. ($39.99 new, free update, 225 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)

Zoom 5.5.1 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Zoom 5.5.1

Enables meeting hosts to play a video file as shared content and adds a blurred background option. (Free, 24.1 MB, macOS 10.9+)

Gemini 2.8.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

Gemini 2.8.2

Introduces a new Duplicates Monitor feature that notifies you immediately when a new duplicate file appears. ($19.95 new, free update, 47.8 MB, macOS 10.10+)