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#1598: OS updates, Fantastical 3.6 self-scheduling, Mindfulness measures HRV, Monterey on too-old Macs, TidBITS list gremlins

Last week, Apple released another collection of updates for its main operating systems, fixing a few bugs and blocking an actively exploited security vulnerability in macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, and iPadOS 15. Do you ever get annoyed by the Apple Watch’s Mindfulness app reminding you to breathe? Josh Centers found it has a secret function: measuring your heart rate variability, a key health metric. Those who need to schedule group meetings should read Adam Engst’s review of Fantastical 3.6’s new Openings self-scheduling feature and its enhanced Proposals feature for offering additional meeting time options. In the latest edition of LittleBITS, Adam provides an update on our latest list management gremlins and explains how you can run macOS 12 Monterey on an older unsupported Mac for free. Notable Mac app releases this week include SpamSieve 2.9.48, Acorn 7.1.3, Transmit 5.8.3, and Ulysses 25.

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SpamSieve 2.9.48 No comments

SpamSieve 2.9.48

Adds support for the forthcoming macOS 12.3 Monterey update. ($30 new, free update, 20.2 MB, macOS 10.9+)

Acorn 7.1.3 No comments

Acorn 7.1.3

Adds a Flatten Shape Processors menu item and remembers the canvas backdrop color on all open images. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Transmit 5.8.3 No comments

Transmit 5.8.3

Maintenance release for the file transfer app adds support for upgrading RSA key security. ($45 new, free update, 33.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Ulysses 25 No comments

Ulysses 25

Brings a few improvements and bug fixes to its macOS edition as well as some new features for the iOS edition. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 31.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)

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