Apple has announced that it will be delaying the controversial technologies that tried to match known illegal CSAM images uploaded to iCloud Photos and scanned for explicit pictures sent or received by minors in Messages. Developer complaints are at long last coming home to roost, as regulators and lawsuits target Apple’s App Store policies—we explain how Apple is being forced to adapt. Finally, Glenn Fleishman describes how and why he upgraded from his ancient version of Quicken 2007 to the current Quicken Deluxe. Notable Mac app releases this week include Acorn 7.1, BBEdit 14.0.1, Fission 2.7.1, and MarsEdit 4.5.1.
In a brief statement to media organizations, Apple announced that it is delaying the launch of its CSAM detection technology to collect input and make improvements. Why are we not surprised?
Apple has dug in its heels against the clamor for changes to its App Store rules, but a couple of recent settlements show that the company is susceptible to pressure.
Glenn Fleishman’s 14-year relationship with Quicken 2007 finally ended this year. But it took a dead motherboard, an old Mac mini, and a conveniently timed tip for him to break with his accounting software past.
Tweaks how the image-editing app's color sampler works when picking images out from the screen. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.6 MB, macOS 10.14+)
First maintenance release following the long-standing text editor's recent major upgrade. ($49.99 new, free update, 21.7 MB, macOS 10.14.2+)
Provides initial compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and is no longer available in the Mac App Store. ($29 new, free update, 16 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Brings several WordPress-specific improvements and bug fixes. ($49.95 new, free update, 20.6 MB, macOS 10.12+)