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#1626: AirTag replacement battery gotcha, Kindle Kids software flaws, iOS 12.5.6 security fix

Following recent security-focused updates to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has issued iOS 12.5.6 to fix the same serious WebKit vulnerability for older devices. If you still use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that can’t upgrade past iOS 12, you should update it immediately. Do the batteries in your AirTag need replacing? Josh Centers explains why Duracell batteries might leave a bitter taste in your mouth. In the category of technology outside the Apple world, Josh recently purchased a Kindle Kids ebook reader for his son but found that its software gives parents insufficient control over what their kids read. Notable Mac app releases this week include ChronoSync 10.3 and ChronoAgent 2.2, Fantastical 3.6.10, Nisus Writer Pro 3.3 and Nisus Writer Express 4.3, Bookends 14.1.2, and Paprika 3.7.1.

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Fantastical 3.6.10

Improves Zoom conference URL detection and notifies customers that future releases will require macOS 11 Big Sur or later. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 67.3 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)

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Bookends 14.1.2

Maintenance update with enhancements and bug fixes for the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 101 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Paprika 3.7.1

Brings several improvements to the popular recipe manager. ($29.99 new, free update, 17.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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