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.
Reports of massive memory leaks in macOS 12 Monterey have been traced back to custom pointer changes. Resetting custom pointers should reduce or eliminate the problems until Apple releases a fix.
This week, Adam asks for help tracking down an email formatting bug in TidBITS issues, points those worried about ransomware to RansomWhere and Retrospect 18, and looks at more utilities that perform OCR on text in images.
Josh Centers and Julio Ojeda-Zapata team up to give you their first impressions of Apple’s third-generation AirPods.
A week after the release of the third-generation AirPods, Apple subsidiary Beats By Dre unveiled Fit Pro earbuds that offer a compelling alternative thanks to a more secure fit, H1 chip, and active noise cancellation.
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)
Maintenance release for the reference management tool introduces a new PDF annotation popover. ($59.99 new, free update, 99 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Adds compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and 100 in-app Christmas decorations. ($29.99 new, free update, 443 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Adds support for AppleScript and running Shortcuts on macOS 12 Monterey. ($42 new, free update, 20.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Resolves a problem that prevented the capture key from working in macOS 12 Monterey. ($40 new, free update, 31.7 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Adds support for macOS 12 Monterey and Adobe Lightroom Classic 11. ($39 new, free update, 27.2 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 11+)
Drive-cloning and backup utility adds a new macOS Downgrade Assistant. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.0 MB, macOS 10.15+)