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.
Apple has issued a small update for Apple TVs and HomePods to fix a bug that could make music stop playing.
We’ve been making some changes to the TidBITS website, and while you shouldn’t notice much difference, there are a few rough edges that you may hit while we’re finishing up.
Apple’s unveiling of watchOS 9 at WWDC unsurprisingly emphasized health and fitness updates (along with four new watch faces) but offered a surprise or two, including a new medication-tracking app and a brilliant little Dock tweak.
At Apple’s WWDC keynote, the company threw back the curtain on its next-generation chip—the M2—and a pair of laptops that use it, including a completely redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro.
It will take time to digest some of the more far-reaching features that Apple announced in its WWDC 2022 keynote, but many will likely make you—like us—immediately say, “It’s about time!”
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+)
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+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the drive cloning and backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.4 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Improves performance and reliability of the main window preview of blog posts. ($49.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Brings improvements to the video conferencing app and now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. (Free, 65.8 MB, macOS 10.10+)
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+)
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+)
Improves handling of opening documents with malformed tables. ($49 new, free update, 107 MB, macOS 10.9+)