Apple today released iOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4.1, macOS 11.2.3 Big Sur, and watchOS 7.3.2 to address a concerning WebKit vulnerability. Over the weekend, Apple quietly discontinued the iMac Pro and is selling off the remaining stock. Will it return in some form, or was it just a stopgap while Apple redesigned the Mac Pro? If you’ve had trouble scrolling through email messages in Mail on your Mac, Adam Engst has a possible explanation. The mystery of Dustin Curtis’s locked Apple ID has been a hot topic in the Apple community, and we try to tease out what happened. Finally, if you’re missing MagSafe for your MacBook, Adam takes a look at magnetic USB-C charging adapters to see how they compare. Notable Mac app releases this week include iMovie 10.2.3; BusyCal 3.12.4; Audio Hijack 3.8.4 and Piezo 1.7.3; Final Cut Pro 10.5.2, Compressor 4.5.2, and Motion 5.5.1; DEVONthink 3.6.3; Transmit 5.7.2; Zoom 5.5.5; and Safari 14.0.3.
Apple has updated most of its major operating systems to address what would seem to be a severe WebKit vulnerability.
Just over three years since its introduction, Apple has quietly discontinued the iMac Pro. You can buy one while supplies last, but the performance of Apple silicon makes that a questionable investment.
A report from a reader of the Dutch translation of TidBITS led us to discover both a message viewing bug in Mail and a problem with how we were building those translated issues. Read on to learn what not to do in email and how to work around Mail’s bug.
A perfect storm of errors led to Dustin Curtis being locked out of many Apple services, with no easy way to get help from Apple. We try to tease out how this happened.
Adam Engst loves his M1-based MacBook Air but is missing the stellar user experience of the old MagSafe charging technology from his old 2012 MacBook Air. He found a cheap magnetic charging solution from various Chinese manufacturers.
Maintenance release devoted to fixing bugs related to importing projects from iMovie for iOS. (Free, 2.2 GB, macOS 10.15.6+)
Maintenance update brings improvements and bug fixes to the calendar app. ($49.99 new, free update, 32.3 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Updates the Audio Capture Engine for both audio recording apps. ($49/$19 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.13+)
Maintenance updates with a short list of improvements and bug fixes for the professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates, macOS 10.15.6+)
Addresses some throttling-related issues with iCloud syncing and improves the speed of importing from Evernote. ($99 new, free update, 131 MB, macOS 10.11.5+)
Adds support for Dropbox Business Team Spaces. ($45 new, free update, 43.1 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Introduces a custom gallery view order that can be utilized even when non-video participants are hidden. (Free, 24.2 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Updates Apple's Web browser to patch a single security vulnerability. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+ and 10.14+)