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.
Despite missing out on nearly $6 billion in revenue due to supply chain constraints, Apple still managed to break records in all of its business segments for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2021.
The new Hide My Email feature of iCloud+ helps you avoid junk email by creating disposable forwarding addresses when you sign up for websites and apps. Here’s how to take advantage of it.
Frustrated by wanting to write about various topics that are either too big or too small (or too something) for a full article, Adam Engst resorts to sharing some short stories that may be enlightening, enjoyable, or just allow him to close a loop in his head.
Backup app updated for macOS 12 Monterey. ($27.95 new, free update, 9.5 MB)
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+)
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+)
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+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the calendar and contact management apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 50.9/22.3 MB, macOS 10.12+)
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+)
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+)
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+)
Multiple-clipboard utility adds support for macOS 12 Monterey. ($30 new, free update, 3.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Patches security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15+)
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+)
Adds full compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey plus several new features and improvements. (Free, 119 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Significant update to the personal finance management app. ($49.99 new, free update, 149 MB, macOS 10.11+)
Patches a few WebKit-related security vulnerabilities. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
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+)