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#1625: Apple’s “Far Out” event, the future of FileMaker, free NMUG membership, Quick Note and tags in Notes, Plex suffers data breach

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.

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How to Use Note Tags and Quick Notes

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.

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Zoom 5.11.9 2 comments

Zoom 5.11.9

Updates the video conferencing app with a long list of improvements and bug fixes. (Free, 35.4 MB, macOS 10.10+)

BBEdit 14.5.2 No comments

BBEdit 14.5.2

Maintenance update with numerous bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 25.1 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)

Alfred 5.0.2 No comments

Alfred 5.0.2

Minor update for the keyboard-driven launcher with bug fixes and small improvements. (£34 new, upgrade pricing available, 6.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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