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#1585: macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15.1 released, 1Password secure password sharing, choosing the right chart in Numbers, Apple device updates in Software Update

macOS 12 Monterey is here, joined by the feature releases—think SharePlay and FaceTime screen sharing—of iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1, and HomePod Software 15.1. In other Apple update news, Adam Engst has confirmed that Apple is now distributing device compatibility updates through Software Update, so you don’t have to plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac to trigger the necessary software download to communicate with it. Adam also takes 1Password 7.9’s new secure password sharing feature for a spin, comparing it to similar services. Finally, Take Control of Numbers author Sharon Zardetto joins us to explain when to use which chart in Numbers. Notable Mac app releases this week include Airfoil 5.10.5, Typinator 8.10, iMovie 10.3, GarageBand 10.4.4, Logic Pro 10.7, Parallels Desktop 17.1, BBEdit 14.0.2, Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4, Little Snitch 5.3.1, and Final Cut Pro 10.6, Compressor 4.6, and Motion 5.6.

Adam Engst 24 comments

1Password 7.9 Adds Secure Password Sharing

It’s a terrible idea to share passwords with colleagues in email, and the solution for years has been sites like One-Time Secret and that embed a password in a link that can be viewed only once. 1Password has finally gotten into the game, letting users securely share passwords from within the app.


Airfoil 5.10.5 No comments

Airfoil 5.10.5

Brings initial compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and adds a couple of new special sources for capturing audio. ($29 new, free update, 33 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Typinator 8.10 6 comments

Typinator 8.10

Maintenance update for the text expansion utility with general stability enhancements and bug fixes. (€24.99 new, free update, 9.6 MB, macOS 10.10+)

iMovie 10.3 No comments

iMovie 10.3

Brings improvements for videos shot with the iPhone 13's Cinematic mode. (Free, 2.4 GB, macOS 11.5.1+)

GarageBand 10.4.4 No comments

GarageBand 10.4.4

Adds eight new Producer Packs for a total of 2800 loops, 50 kits, and 120 patches, plus brings various improvements. (Free, 783.1 MB, macOS 11+)

Logic Pro 10.7 No comments

Logic Pro 10.7

Brings hundreds of improvements and bug fixes to the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 10.11+)

Parallels Desktop 17.1 No comments

Parallels Desktop 17.1

Adds full support for macOS 12 Monterey and addresses overall stability and security issues. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 309 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

BBEdit 14.0.2 No comments

BBEdit 14.0.2

Maintenance release focused on bug fixes and improvements to the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 22 MB, macOS 10.14.2+)

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4 No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4

Adds official support for macOS 12 Monterey and makes changes that also apply to Catalina and Big Sur. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.7 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Little Snitch 5.3.1 No comments

Little Snitch 5.3.1

Brings various improvements and bug fixes to the network traffic management utility. ($45 new, free update, 32.9 MB, macOS 11+)