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#1622: OS feature survey results, Continuity Camera webcam preview, OWC miniStack STX

Last week we asked you which of the 20 top features you use from Apple’s 2021 operating systems: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey. The results are in, and Adam Engst takes a spin through the features, evaluating the vote tallies and commenting on each feature. With an eye toward the future of macOS 13 Ventura and iOS 16, Julio Ojeda-Zapata previews the Continuity Camera webcam feature, which lets you use your iPhone as a Mac webcam. Finally, Josh Centers examines the OWC miniStack STX, an unusual expansion accessory aimed at giving Mac mini owners extra Thunderbolt ports and external storage. Notable Mac app releases this week include Cardhop 2.1, MarsEdit 4.6, Evernote 10.42, SpamSieve 2.9.50, Nitro PDF Pro and PDF Pro Essentials 13.3, and Tinderbox 9.3.

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Cardhop 2.1 No comments

Cardhop 2.1

Brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the contact management app. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 33.9 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)

MarsEdit 4.6 No comments

MarsEdit 4.6

Updates the Share Extension to support opening images from the Share menu of other apps. ($49.95 new, free update, 22.1 MB, macOS 10.12+)

SpamSieve 2.9.50 No comments

SpamSieve 2.9.50

Fixes a couple of bugs in macOS 12.5 Monterey and improves the spam-filtering utility's filtering accuracy. ($30 new, free update, 21.2 MB, macOS 10.9+)

Tinderbox 9.3 No comments

Tinderbox 9.3

Brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the note-taking assistant. ($249 new, free update, 47 MB, macOS 10.13+)