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#1586: Apple Q4 2021 financial results, Hide My Email tutorial, Windows on M1 Macs, myCharge battery, Insta360 GO 2 action cam

Apple posted another record-breaking financial quarter despite being hampered by supply chain problems that cost the company $6 billion—Michael Cohen and Josh Centers examine the details of how Apple’s business is faring. Josh also explains how to use Apple’s new Hide My Email feature to create disposable email addresses that give you more control over unwanted email. Finally, Adam Engst debuts a new TidBITS column called LittleBITS, where he touches on small topics that don’t warrant a full article. This week he looks at the Crab Fit meeting scheduler, the Insta360 GO 2 action camera, the myCharge MAG-LOCK battery pack, and complications around running Windows on an M1-based Mac. Notable Mac app releases this week include SuperDuper 3.5, OmniFocus 3.12, Scrivener 3.2.3, Fantastical 3.5, BusyCal 2021.4 and BusyContacts 1.6.1, Mimestream 0.30, Ulysses 24.2, Pixelmator Pro 2.2, CopyPaste Pro 3.7.92, macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 and Security Update 2021-007 Catalina, Lightroom Classic 11, Cyberduck 8.0, Moneydance 2022.1, Safari 15.1, Acorn 7.1.1, Timing 2021.6.1, SEE Finance 2.2.2, and Evernote 10.24.

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OmniFocus 3.12 No comments

OmniFocus 3.12

Adds support for both macOS 12 Monterey and Shortcuts on the Mac to the task management app. ($39.99 new, free update, 43 MB, macOS 10.11+)

Scrivener 3.2.3 No comments

Scrivener 3.2.3

Maintenance release for the long-form writing tool with user interface tweaks, bug fixes, and added support for macOS 12 Monterey. ($49 new, free update, 90.2 MB, macOS 10.12.1+)

Fantastical 3.5 and Cardhop 2.0.7 No comments

Fantastical 3.5 and Cardhop 2.0.7

Brings support for time-sensitive notifications and Shortcuts in macOS 12 Monterey to the Fantastical calendar app. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 55.2/34.1 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)

Mimestream 0.30 No comments

Mimestream 0.30

Adds compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and brings improvements and bug fixes to the native macOS client for Gmail. (Free, free update, 8.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Ulysses 24.2 No comments

Ulysses 24.2

Adds a new smart markup bar that displays the most common markup tags at the bottom of the editor. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 31.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Pixelmator Pro 2.2 No comments

Pixelmator Pro 2.2

Adds full support for macOS 12 Monterey and Shortcuts plus support for the new M1 Pro- and M1 Max-powered MacBook Pro laptops. ($39.99 new, free update, 332.3 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)

Lightroom Classic 11 No comments

Lightroom Classic 11

Adds advanced Masking tools plus automatic selection of subject or sky. ($9.99/$19.99/$52.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, macOS 10.15+)

Cyberduck 8.0 No comments

Cyberduck 8.0

Adds full compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey plus several new features and improvements. (Free, 119 MB, macOS 10.9+)

Safari 15.1 2 comments

Safari 15.1

Patches a few WebKit-related security vulnerabilities. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)

Acorn 7.1.1 No comments

Acorn 7.1.1

Adds support for macOS 12 Monterey and the ProMotion displays on the new M1-based MacBook Pro models. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)