Password management service LastPass has released significantly more information about its 2022 data breaches, but it’s too late for Adam Engst, who shares some of his experiences switching to 1Password. Also this week, Adam delves into a bug—or perhaps a questionable design decision—that causes the macOS screen saver to ignore rotated and edited photos in favor of their originals, resulting in images displayed on their sides. There are workarounds, but they’re not pretty. Notable Mac app releases this week include GraphicConverter 12, SoundSource 5.5.8, Zoom 5.13.10, CleanMyMac X 4.12.6, Pixelmator Pro 3.3, DEVONagent Pro 3.11.7, Timing 2023.2, and Photos Workbench 1.0.2.
LastPass was heavily criticized for communicating insufficient details after it lost customer vault data in a breach. A collection of new posts attempt to rectify that mistake—but it’s not enough for Adam Engst, who shares his experiences switching from LastPass to 1Password.
macOS has a long-standing bug that causes screen savers to fail to show edited or rotated images from Photos—only the original versions. Ventura still suffers from this problem, and although Adam Engst shares some workarounds, you’re not going to like them.
Major feature release for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, $25.95 upgrade, 231 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Updates the audio control utility with a number of bug fixes. ($39 new, free update, 28.2 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Increases the maximum number of Breakout Rooms to 100 for all accounts. (Free, 94.6 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Enables you to remove outdated Xcode simulator images. ($89.95 new, free update, 112 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Introduces a new Remove Color adjustment feature for editing both images and videos, among much else. ($49.99 new, free update, 552 MB, macOS 11+)
Adds three new plug-ins and improves scripts and scanners to retrieve more image formats. (Free/$4.95/$49.95 new, free update, various sizes, macOS 10.14+)
Adds a device picker to the toolbar to simplify excluding iOS device times from the new Screen Time Integration feature. ($96 annual subscription, free update, 30.8 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Maintenance update for the recently released organization and management companion utility for Apple Photos. ($29 new, free update, 5.8 MB, macOS 12+)