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#1611: OS updates, RIP iPod touch, iCloud Drive shared folder data loss risk, KDEConnect links iPhone to Linux

Walk, don’t run, to download Apple’s latest operating system updates, which correct a Podcasts annoyance, fix a few bugs, and plug security vulnerabilities—the updates are welcome but not essential to install immediately. Last week, Apple also announced that the iPod touch will remain available only as long as supplies last, marking the end of the iPod line. For those who use both an iPhone and Linux on the desktop, a bit of good news: the KDEConnect app is now available for the iPhone and iPad, bringing some integration between the platforms. In his latest Bad Apple column, Adam Engst chastises Apple for how file deletion by participants in shared iCloud Drive folders could easily lead to accidental data loss. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 14.1.2, Audio Hijack 4.0.3, Mimestream 0.35.2, BusyCal 2022.2.2, Bookends 14.0.8, Ulysses 26, macOS Big Sur 11.6.6, and Security Update 2022-004 Catalina.

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BBEdit 14.1.2 No comments

BBEdit 14.1.2

Maintenance release with bug fixes and refinements to existing features. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.4 MB, macOS 10.14.2+)

Audio Hijack 4.0.3 No comments

Audio Hijack 4.0.3

Wide-ranging maintenance update with a plethora of improvements and bug fixes for the audio-recording workflow app. ($64 new, free update, 29.1 MB, macOS 10.14.4+)

BusyCal 2022.2.2 No comments

BusyCal 2022.2.2

Adds a multitude of new Notification Center widgets for macOS 11 Big Sur and later. ($49.99 new, free update, 55.8 MB, macOS 10.12+)

Bookends 14.0.8 No comments

Bookends 14.0.8

Makes changes in how data is imported from the JSTOR database. ($59.99 new, free update, 101 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Ulysses 26 No comments

Ulysses 26

Adds a few new features to the macOS edition of the writing app. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 33.1 MB, macOS 10.15+)