Another week, another set of OS updates to plug a serious WebKit vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild—update soon! We also announce a new community-built list of Apple-related conferences. Intrigued by the possibilities associated with Mastodon’s open, non-commercial nature, Adam Engst suggests some ways that Mastodon clients could go beyond the Twitter paradigm. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata rejoins us after a long absence with a look at Houdah Software’s new Photos Workbench, an app that provides more flexible and efficient organizational tools for your Photos library. Notable Mac app releases this week include Fantastical 3.7.7, DEVONthink 3.9, Quicken 6.12, DiskWarrior 5.3, and Safari 16.3.1.
Responding to a nasty WebKit vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild, Apple has released updates to all its current operating systems. We recommend updating soon.
Looking for an Apple-related conference to attend in 2023? Check out our community-driven conference list, and if you know of any that don’t currently appear, please submit them.
Current releases of Mastodon clients look and work essentially like apps for Twitter, with a chronological timeline of posts. Can Mastodon’s open architecture let clients advance beyond the Twitter paradigm?
For those who want more organization flexibility and efficiency than Apple’s Photos app provides, Houdah Software’s Photos Workbench provides a handful of targeted features that make the process faster and easier, all while working with your existing Photos library.
Adds support for personal Microsoft Teams conferences and scheduling Webex meetings in the Personal Room. ($56.99 annual subscription, free update, 63 MB, macOS 11+)
Improves linking between documents and fixes bugs when running in macOS 13 Ventura. ($99 new, free update, 135 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Minor update that is also the last version to support macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave. ($35.99/51.99/77.99 annual subscription, free update, macOS 10.13+)
Venerable data repair and recovery tool adds support for macOS 13 Ventura and Macs running Apple M1 and M2 processors. ($119.95 new, free update, macOS 10.8+)
Patches a security vulnerability in Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11+)