Apple posted strong results in its second fiscal quarter of 2022 despite supply chain problems, a flagging economy, and tumult from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Apple has also launched its promised Self Service Repair program, offering parts and tools to repair recent iPhones, albeit through what looks like a generic outsourcing partner. Finally, Josh Centers discusses his month of using a Synology NAS to become less reliant on cloud services. Notable Mac app releases this week include ChronoSync 10.1 and ChronoAgent 2.1, Logic Pro 10.7.4, Little Snitch 5.4, and Quicken 6.7.
In a world wracked by military conflict and a pandemic that still disrupts global supply chains, Apple managed to set a slew of revenue records for its second fiscal quarter, bringing in almost $100 billion.
Apple is now supplying parts and tools to repair recent iPhones, with Macs to be added later. But it’s very oddly presented and has some asking if it goes far enough.
In an effort to create a centralized but local place to store all his data, Josh Centers bought a Synology DS 920+. So far, the investment has been worth it for him, but it may be more expense and trouble than it’s worth for you.
Tweaky maintenance updates for the synchronization and backup tools. ($49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; various sizes, macOS 10.12+)
Maintenance release for the professional audio app with a smattering of bug fixes and improvements. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 11.5+)
Improves detection of iCloud Private Relay connections on computers with IPv6 connectivity. ($45 new, free update, 36.3 MB, macOS 11+)
Brings system and feature enhancements to the financial management app. ($35.99/51.99/77.99 annual subscription, free update, 145 MB, macOS 10.13+)