Is Messages telling your friends that your notifications are silenced when they shouldn’t be? Adam Engst ran into this recently and tracked it down to a shared Focus getting stuck on a device that wasn’t even in use. Adam also shares some examples of the utility of site-specific browsers based on conversations with users of Coherence X. Finally, we note in an ExtraBIT that Microsoft has officially authorized Parallels Desktop to virtualize Windows 11 on Arm on Macs with Apple silicon. Notable Mac app releases this week include macOS Big Sur 11.7.4, Acorn 7.3.3, Parallels Desktop 18.2, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.70, GraphicConverter 11.8, KeyCue 10.2, SuperDuper 3.7.5, and Moneydance 2022.6.
After some confusion about why people were being told that his notifications were silenced in Messages, Adam Engst found that the Driving Focus from his iPhone was being incorrectly set on his MacBook Air.
Do you like the idea of using a site-specific browser but have trouble coming up with use cases? We share real-world examples of how Coherence X users create and use site-specific browsers to increase their productivity.
Security patch for Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11)
Image editor addresses a problem with the Save As sheet in macOS 13 Ventura. ($39.99 new, free update, 18.9 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Maintenance release for the virtualization software. ($99.99 standard edition, free update, macOS 10.14.6+)
Introduces the Power Query Editor feature in Excel. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 10.15+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 231 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Keyboard shortcut and emoji cheat sheet utility now fully supports macOS 13 Ventura. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.7 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Venerable backup utility resolves crashes and early backup termination. ($27.95 new, free update, 9.2 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the personal finance management app. ($49.99 new, free update, 118 MB, macOS 10.12+)