Cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive have either switched to or are in the process of switching to Apple’s File Provider extension. The new approach is more coherent but requires usage changes that may pose problems for those with large quantities of data and involved workflows. Join Adam Engst in a deep dive into what you need to know. Adam also tracks down a quirky problem that prevented images in TidBITS email issues from printing or appearing in PDFs. We also touch on the yellow iPhone 14, Apple Music Classical, and Microsoft Outlook becoming free. Notable Mac app releases this week include Fantastical 3.7.8, Audio Hijack 4.1.2, Yojimbo 4.6.3, 1Password 8.10.1, SpamSieve 2.9.52, ChronoSync 10.3.4 and ChronoAgent 2.2.3, FastScripts 3.2.5, and GarageBand 10.4.8.
Prompted by a question from a reader about why images didn’t appear in printed copies of the TidBITS email issue, we look under the hood in WordPress to find the culprit.
As cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive move from deprecated kernel extensions to Apple’s File Provider extension, Mac users face interface and workflow changes.
Calendar app updated with improvements and bug fixes. ($56.99 annual subscription, free update, 63 MB, macOS 11+)
Maintenance release with bug fixes and VoiceOver improvements for the audio-recording workflow app. ($64 new, free update, 36.6 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Brings a handful of bug fixes and a new app icon to the information organizer. ($30 new, free update, 9.1 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
Brings several under-the-hood improvements related to copying information from item fields. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Adds support for Mail in the forthcoming macOS 13.3 Ventura release. ($30 new, free update, 20.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Enhancements and bug fixes to the synchronization and backup tools. ($49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; various sizes, macOS 10.12+)
The scripting utility adds two regular expression script commands. ($39.95 new new, free update, 6.6 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Addresses two important security vulnerabilities. Free, 795.3 MB, macOS 12.3+)