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#1558: Apple opens up Find My service, fix Apple Watch Series 3 updates, extend Mac life with an external SSD, explaining emulation, virtualization, and Rosetta 2

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.

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Acorn 7.0.2 No comments

Acorn 7.0.2

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+)

Bookends 13.5.3 No comments

Bookends 13.5.3

Adds a marooned attachment manager to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 96.2 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Pixelmator Pro 2.0.6 No comments

Pixelmator Pro 2.0.6

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+)

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