Last week, Apple released iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS 12.5.1 to address a pair of critical security issues—you should update soon. Apple’s QuickTake 100 from 1994 was the first consumer digital camera, but Photos crashes if you try to work with original QuickTake photos in your library. Adam Engst explains how he used the current version of GraphicConverter to make his QuickTake photos usable on a modern Mac. Finally, prompted by numerous stories of AirTags saving the day in this summer of lost luggage, Glenn Fleishman explains how to tune Find My to prevent annoying alerts while traveling. Notable Mac app releases this week include Safari 15.6.1 and Lightroom Classic 11.5.
Evildoers are exploiting a pair of security vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS 12 Monterey, so Apple has released focused updates to thwart them. Don’t delay, update today.
After a mention on a mailing list reminded him of old QuickTake 150 photos he had in Photos, Adam Engst went looking for a way to convert them. Unsurprisingly, the answer turned out to be GraphicConverter, though he had to get the right version first.
Apple’s AirTag and other Find My trackers—along with Find My-tracked Apple devices—may be too aggressive about telling you where they are—or aren’t. They can be useful for tracking luggage and other valuables while traveling, particularly with others, but you will likely need to tune your settings to reduce notifications.
Patches a major security vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
Brings a few new features and enhancements to the desktop-focused photo cataloging and editing app. ($9.99/$19.99/$52.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, macOS 10.15+)