Want to learn how Apple thinks about security? Rich Mogull takes a deep dive into Apple’s latest Platform Security Guide to see how the company is leveraging its vertical integration to secure your data all the way from the device to the cloud. For those who like clicky keyboards, Josh Centers reviews the Unicomp New Model M, a rebirth of the classic IBM Model M keyboard made in Kentucky. Finally, gadget lovers of all sorts will enjoy Jeff Porten’s final entry in his coverage of CES 2021, which focuses on the winners of this year’s CES Innovation Awards. Notable Mac app releases this week include URL Manager Pro 5.7, Evernote 10.8.6, EagleFiler 1.9.3, OmniFocus 3.11.4, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.8.2, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.46, and Brave 1.20.108.
With the latest release of the comprehensive Apple Platform Security guide, Apple has increased the guide’s scope and technical depth while revealing just how completely security has been integrated into the Apple ecosystem. Security Editor Rich Mogull takes a closer look at what vertical integration means for the present and future of Apple security.
The classic IBM Model M keyboard has been reborn in Kentucky, and you can even get one that’s customized for the Mac.
Jeff Porten closes his CES 2021 coverage with a first-ever deep dive into the annual Innovation Awards given out by the Consumer Technology Association. The range is impressive, but which of these products would you actually use?
Adds the capability to bookmark all tabs from all open windows with one click. ($35 new, free update, 13.0 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Returns "toggle view" keyboard shortcuts for quickly cycling through snippets, cards, top list, or side list. (Free, 141 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Improves importing of Web pages from various publications and optimizes performance when importing large numbers of small files. ($40 new, free update, 32 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Brings automation improvements to the Pro edition of the task management app, plus bug fixes for both Standard and Pro editions. ($39.99 new, free update, 70.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Brings automation improvements to the Pro edition of the outlining and information organization app. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 40.5 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Monthly maintenance update for the productivity suite enables government customers to apply sensitivity labels. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
Fixes a DNS leak regression in Tor private browsing windows. (Free, 106 MB, macOS 10.11+)