Apple has finally officially opened up its Find My app to third-party device makers, but those devices still appear to be months away. If you can’t update your Apple Watch Series 3 to watchOS 7 because of a lack of storage space, Adam Engst suggests several workarounds. Glenn Fleishman has two articles for us this week: how he extended the productive life of his 2017 iMac with an external SSD and an explainer on the differences between emulation and virtualization, and how they apply to Rosetta 2 in Apple silicon Macs. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 3.12.5 and BusyContacts 1.5.2, Acorn 7.0.2, Bookends 13.5.3, and Pixelmator Pro 2.0.6.
Apple has officially opened up Find My to third-party devices, including Vanmoof e-bikes, Belkin earbuds, and Chipolo item trackers. Could this presage the long-rumored release of Apple’s AirTags?
Some people with Apple Watch Series 3 models are having trouble installing watchOS 7 updates because they don’t have enough space available. Here are two ways to free up enough space to install the watchOS updates.
Prices for SSDs and Thunderbolt 3 enclosures have plummeted, so Glenn Fleishman finally bit the bullet to upgrade the storage for his lagging 2017 iMac. Doing so probably extended the useful lifespan of his iMac by years.
Rosetta 2 for Apple silicon Macs is the latest in a line of emulators and virtual machines that Apple has released to provide continuity across hardware and operating system transitions. What’s next to come? A full Intel chip emulator for Apple’s M-series ARM chips? We’ll see.
Improves handling of "quota exceeded" errors when syncing with Google for both apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 32.6/20.6 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Maintenance update with improvements and bug fixes for the recently upgraded image editing app. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.2 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Adds a marooned attachment manager to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 96.2 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Adds video tooltips that appear when you hover over a tool in the Tools sidebar. ($39.99 new, free update, 273.6 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)