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#1606: Apple’s self-sabotaging App Store policies, edit Slack messages easily, WWDC 2022 dates

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.

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Agenda 14.0.1 1 comment

Agenda 14.0.1

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+)

Audio Hijack 4.0.2 No comments

Audio Hijack 4.0.2

Maintenance update following the audio-recording workflow app's recent major upgrade. ($64 new, $29 upgrade, 29 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)

1Password 7.9.4 1 comment

1Password 7.9.4

Resolves an issue that could cause unusually high CPU usage. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 79.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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