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#1614: 2022 OS system requirements, WWDC 2022 head-scratcher features, travel tech notes from Canada

What Apple hardware will be capable of running macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9? The basic answers are simple enough, but many individual features require specific newer hardware. Josh Centers dug through Apple’s tedious footnotes to give you a parsable list. While many of the new features are welcome, some left us scratching our heads. Adam Engst takes a look at some of the more questionable upcoming features and offers some tech insights from his recent trip to Canada. Notable Mac app releases this week include Fantastical 3.6.5 and Bookends 14.0.9.

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Tech Notes from a Cross-Border Trip to Canada

Adam Engst recently took a trip from upstate New York to Vancouver, British Columbia. As always, technology made the trip significantly easier than in the past, though he found that some bits (CarPlay in rental cars and North American T-Mobile connectivity) were vastly more helpful than others (an App Clip for buying gas and Apple Maps encouraging illegal U-turns).

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Fantastical 3.6.5 1 comment

Fantastical 3.6.5

Adds support for automatic video conference creation for Openings appointments in Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 57.2 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)

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Bookends 14.0.9

Adds color labels for groups and folders and brings some small tweaks to the user interface. ($59.99 new, free update, 101 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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