It’s that time again! Apple’s annual iPhone announcement event is next week, and we’re also anticipating new Apple Watch models along with news about when iOS 16 and watchOS 9 will ship. However, Apple has confirmed that iPadOS 16 will be delayed, likely until October. Those who have been sweating FileMaker’s future for individual use will be intrigued to read that Apple subsidiary Claris is moving to a freemium model that should make the powerful database accessible to more users. More good news: you can claim a free two-month membership in NMUG, which has become a global Macintosh user group. Plex users take note—the service suffered a data breach and is recommending that all users change their passwords. Finally, Take Control of Notes author Josh Centers explains how to take advantage of two Notes features introduced last year: tags and Quick Note. Notable Mac app releases this week include Zoom 5.11.9, Keyboard Switcheroo 1.2, BBEdit 14.5.2, and Alfred 5.0.2.
Apple has announced an event for 7 September 2022, titling it "Far Out." We expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, likely accompanied by release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. iPadOS 16 will follow later in the year.
Claris has announced that it will be changing the name of FileMaker Pro to Claris Pro and integrating it with a modern, Web-based development environment called Claris Studio. Even better, it will be free for personal use—a license fee is necessary only when deploying a solution to additional users.
One of the most vibrant Mac user groups in the world is the Naples MacFriends User Group, which has been drawing hundreds of members from around the world to its weekly online meetings. NMUG is offering two free months of membership for anyone who signs up in September.
Streaming service Plex is warning users to change their passwords after user data was compromised. Here’s how to do so.
Apple added two features to Notes in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey to enhance your note-taking. Note tags give you an alternative way to organize your notes, while Quick Note gives you an always-available shortcut for creating notes on your Mac and iPad.
Updates the video conferencing app with a long list of improvements and bug fixes. (Free, 35.4 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Keyboard input picker gains a floating window mode and Shortcuts support. ($1.99, free update, macOS 12.3+)
Maintenance update with numerous bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 25.1 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)
Minor update for the keyboard-driven launcher with bug fixes and small improvements. (£34 new, upgrade pricing available, 6.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)