Apple has announced that it will soon offer savings accounts for Apple Card customers through its partnership with Goldman Sachs, though details remain scant. If you’ve seen SOS in your iPhone’s status bar, don’t worry, it’s a useful hint about your connectivity status, not a cry for help, as Adam Engst explains. To wrap up the issue, Josh Centers looks at the Tab Wrangler extension for automatically closing idle tabs and what’s new with Focus in iOS 16. Notable Mac app releases this week include TextExpander 7.3.1, Little Snitch 5.5, and EagleFiler 1.9.9.
Apple will soon be offering savings accounts for Apple Card users, in partnership with Goldman Sachs.
What does it mean when SOS appears in your iPhone’s status bar? (Hint: it’s not an iPhone cry for help.) Adam Engst explains this new status indicator in iOS 16.
Do you have tons of browser tabs open, either because you forgot to close them or because you’re holding on to them to read or act on later? The Tab Wrangler extension for Chrome and Firefox closes them automatically while maintaining a list of closed tabs, just in case.
Apple updated Focus in iOS 16 with several improvements that make it more flexible and useful. We explore the top changes and explain how they can change your workflow.
Text expansion utility now requires macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. ($40 annual subscription, free update, 54.1 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Network traffic management utility adds support for macOS 13 Ventura. ($45 new, free update, 36.5 MB, macOS 11+)
Brings various code modernizations and a workaround for the Share menu in Apple News. ($49.99 new, free update, 32.7 MB, macOS 10.13+)