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#1588: Monterey memory leak, third-generation AirPods vs. Beats Fit Pro, ransomware protection, more OCR tools for text in images

If you’re having trouble with your Mac running out of memory in macOS 12 Monterey, the reason may be a memory leak associated with custom pointers. Read on for the fix. Intrigued by Apple’s third-generation AirPods? Us too, so Josh Centers and Julio Ojeda-Zapata compare notes on the third-generation AirPods to help you decide if they’re right for you. If not, perhaps you’ll agree with Julio when he explains why he thinks the just-released $199 Beats Fit Pro earbuds are a better buy than the $179 AirPods. In his LittleBITS column, Adam Engst solicits help with a rare TidBITS email formatting bug, points to a pair of tools that could help protect against ransomware (while noting that it’s not really a problem on the Mac), and shares additional utilities that can perform OCR on text in images. Notable Mac app releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 10.0, Bookends 14.0.2, Live Home 3D 4.2, Hazel 5.1, EagleFiler 1.9.6, HoudahGeo 6.2, Logic Pro 10.7.1, and Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.5.


Keyboard Maestro 10.0 19 comments

Keyboard Maestro 10.0

Substantial update to the automation and clipboard utility gains the capability to display information and custom menus in the menu bar, supports subroutines, and adds a plethora of new triggers, actions, filters, tokens, and functions. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 34.4 MB)

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Bookends 14.0.2

Maintenance release for the reference management tool introduces a new PDF annotation popover. ($59.99 new, free update, 99 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Live Home 3D 4.2 No comments

Live Home 3D 4.2

Adds compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and 100 in-app Christmas decorations. ($29.99 new, free update, 443 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Hazel 5.1

Adds support for AppleScript and running Shortcuts on macOS 12 Monterey. ($42 new, free update, 20.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)

EagleFiler 1.9.6 1 comment

EagleFiler 1.9.6

Resolves a problem that prevented the capture key from working in macOS 12 Monterey. ($40 new, free update, 31.7 MB, macOS 10.12+)

HoudahGeo 6.2 No comments

HoudahGeo 6.2

Adds support for macOS 12 Monterey and Adobe Lightroom Classic 11. ($39 new, free update, 27.2 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Logic Pro 10.7.1

Maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 11+)