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#1597: Apple Watch fitness tracking, cloud storage issues, Roku Express 4K+, watchOS 8.4.1

The Apple Watch is incredibly popular as a fitness tracker, but Josh Centers had trouble adopting it until recently, when he ventured into the burgeoning fitness app world beyond Apple’s Activity rings and Health app. If Apple’s health-focused software has left you wanting more, read on, and while you’re at it, install watchOS 8.4.1, which fixes unspecified bugs. Apple’s insistence on charging premium prices for the Apple TV has also turned many people off, including Glenn Fleishman. He picked up a Roku Express 4K+ streaming media player for $30 and found it an excellent alternative. Finally, Adam Engst turns his attention to cloud storage services, sharing news and tips that will help keep Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and OneDrive from raining on your parade. Notable Mac app releases this week include Default Folder X 5.6.4 and DEVONthink 3.8.1.

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Default Folder X 5.6.4 3 comments

Default Folder X 5.6.4

Updates the handling of cloud-synced folders to ensure correct tracking of synced folders. ($34.95 new, free update, 15.7 MB, macOS 10.10+)

DEVONthink 3.8.1 No comments

DEVONthink 3.8.1

Brings a variety of small improvements to the document and information manager. ($99 new, free update, 137 MB, macOS 10.11.5+)

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