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#1613: M2 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, long-awaited features coming to OS, watchOS 9, TidBITS website changes, tvOS and HomePod update

Today was Apple’s WWDC keynote, and while we’re still puzzling over some of the new features spread across the company’s next-generation operating systems, we call out ten that are long overdue. For Apple Watch fans, Julio Ojeda-Zapata dives into what you can look forward to seeing in watchOS 9. Apple also unveiled its new M2 processor, alongside a redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. Finally, Adam Engst shares some behind-the-scenes changes to the TidBITS website, and we cover a minor update for the Apple TV and HomePod. Notable Mac app releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 10.1, Default Folder X 5.6.6, Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.2, MarsEdit 4.5.8, Zoom 5.10.7, GraphicConverter 11.6.1, 1Password 8.7.1, and Mellel 5.1.2.

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Keyboard Maestro 10.1 2 comments

Keyboard Maestro 10.1

Maintenance update for the popular automation and clipboard utility adds many new actions and triggers. ($36 new, free update, 34.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Default Folder X 5.6.6 No comments

Default Folder X 5.6.6

Brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 15.7 MB, macOS 10.10+)

MarsEdit 4.5.8 No comments

MarsEdit 4.5.8

Improves performance and reliability of the main window preview of blog posts. ($49.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB, macOS 10.12+)

Zoom 5.10.7 No comments

Zoom 5.10.7

Brings improvements to the video conferencing app and now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. (Free, 65.8 MB, macOS 10.10+)

GraphicConverter 11.6.1 No comments

GraphicConverter 11.6.1

Brings a lengthy list of new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 274 MB, macOS 10.13+)

1Password 8.7.1 33 comments

1Password 8.7.1

Wide range of improvements and bug fixes for the recently upgraded password manager. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Mellel 5.1.2 No comments

Mellel 5.1.2

Improves handling of opening documents with malformed tables. ($49 new, free update, 107 MB, macOS 10.9+)

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