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#1635: Adobe/Pantone quarrel, does Matter matter yet?, OneWorld 65W international charger, corral your email with SaneBox, e3 Software sponsoring TidBITS

Why do Adobe users have to pay extra to use certain colors? Adam Engst dips his toe into the complex world of color and why Adobe Creative Cloud users must now subscribe to Pantone Connect or use a workaround to access “Pantone-ish” colors. Josh Centers discusses the official launch of Matter, which promises a future of home automation free from walled ecosystems but isn’t quite there yet. Freshly back from a trip to Greece, Adam reviews the svelte OneWorld 65W international adapter and charger, which can power up to six devices anywhere in the world. Josh talks about how SaneBox helped him tame his email where nothing else worked. Finally, we welcome e3 Software, makers of the Direct Mail email newsletter app, as a TidBITS sponsor. Notable Mac app releases this week include (deep breath) Transmit 5.9, Logic Pro 10.7.5, GarageBand 10.4.7, Photos Search 4.0, Pixelmator Pro 3.1, Ulysses 28, Alfred 5.0.5, Hazel 5.2, 1Password 8.9.8, Fantastical 3.7.3, and HoudahGeo 6.3.3.

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Transmit 5.9 No comments

Transmit 5.9

Adds support for SSH certificate client authentication. ($45 new, free update, 35.4 MB, macOS 11+)

Logic Pro 10.7.5 No comments

Logic Pro 10.7.5

Numerous added features, improvements, and bug fixes for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 12.3+)

GarageBand 10.4.7 No comments

GarageBand 10.4.7

Provides accessibility and performance improvements for the music creation and audio editing app. (Free, 795.1 MB, macOS 12.3+)

Photos Search 4.0 No comments

Photos Search 4.0

Photo text recognition app improves recognition capabilities for rotation and handwriting. ($12.99 new, free update, 480.6 KB, macOS 10.15+)

Pixelmator Pro 3.1 No comments

Pixelmator Pro 3.1

Adds full compatibility with macOS 13 Ventura and initial support for AVIF image files. ($39.99 new, free update, 506.7 MB, macOS 11+)

Ulysses 28 No comments

Ulysses 28

Adds support for macOS 13 Ventura, including support for adding images from Photos. ($5.99/$49.99 monthly/yearly subscription, free update, 29 MB, macOS 11+)

Alfred 5.0.5 No comments

Alfred 5.0.5

Brings a couple of macOS 13 Ventura tweaks for the keyboard-driven launcher. (£34 new, free update, 6.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Hazel 5.2 No comments

Hazel 5.2

Maintenance update with improvements and bug fixes for the file automation and cleanup utility. ($42 new, free update, 20.6 MB, macOS 10.14+)

1Password 8.9.8 8 comments

1Password 8.9.8

Maintenance update with improvements and bug fixes for the password manager. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Fantastical 3.7.3 No comments

Fantastical 3.7.3

Adds support for Beacon and Gong conferences and for syncing custom colors with Fastmail. ($36.96 new, free update, 62.4 MB, macOS 11+)

HoudahGeo 6.3.3 No comments

HoudahGeo 6.3.3

Photo geotagging app brings added support for macOS 13 Ventura and Adobe Lightroom Classic 12. ($39 new, free update, 27.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Ventura Bug Disables Real-Time Security Software

A macOS 13.0 Ventura bug revolving around Full Disk Access permissions is preventing real-time protection features in security software from operating. Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes shares a workaround until Apple fixes the bug in macOS 13.1.