Apple has announced that its Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 will take place from June 6th through June 10th. Once again, it will be entirely virtual, but Apple is also offering a limited in-person viewing of the initial keynotes. Adam Engst shares a tip about how you can easily edit your last message in Slack to fix an embarrassing typo or confusing mistake—if only Messages had that feature too! Finally, security expert Rich Mogull wades into the debate over whether regulators should force Apple to allow alternative app stores to distribute iOS apps and how we got to this point. He explains that Apple’s App Store policies, imperfect as they are, play an important role in overall platform security, and alternative app stores and sideloading would likely open Pandora’s box of security issues. Notable Mac app releases this week include Agenda 14.0.1, Audio Hijack 4.0.2, 1Password 7.9.4, and Pages 12, Numbers 12, and Keynote 12.
Apple has announced WWDC 2022 as a virtual event, but with a special in-person viewing of the keynote and State of the Union presentation for select developers and students.
A recent update to Slack alerted Adam Engst that the app had an option to restore a much-missed feature to open the last message for editing with a single keystroke. If you’ve been pining for that feature, read on.
Apple’s App Store helped make iPads and iPhones the most secure consumer-focused computers ever created. But Apple’s opaque policy enforcement and payment restrictions are now motivating regulators and courts to get involved, which will likely force changes that will damage consumer safety.
Updates the date-focused note-taking app with improvements to tagging and auto-completion. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, 70.2 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Maintenance update following the audio-recording workflow app's recent major upgrade. ($64 new, $29 upgrade, 29 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)
Resolves an issue that could cause unusually high CPU usage. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 79.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Extends Shortcuts support for all three iWork apps in macOS 12 Monterey. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11.0+)