After 33 years of publishing TidBITS, Adam Engst is more enthused about the work than he has been in years, thanks to spending less time editing news coverage and more writing about personal tech solutions. But he still can’t avert his gaze from the train wreck that is Elon Musk’s Twitter, so he provides a quick overview of the billionaire’s latest crazy behavior. This week’s issue also touches on tvOS 16.4.1, the new Apple Card Savings account, and a new ebook from the Steve Jobs Archive. Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 8.10.4, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.72, Firefox 112, Airfoil 5.11.5 and SoundSource 5.5.9, Lunar 6.1, Quicken 7.0, Ulysses 30, and Farrago 2.0.
tvOS 16.4.1 is out with unhelpful release notes. Let it install on its own unless you have an Apple TV problem that an update could resolve.
Unable to avert his gaze from the train wreck that is Twitter, Adam Engst shares a few examples of the latest bouts of insanity instigated by Elon Musk.
In honor of the 33rd anniversary of TidBITS, Adam Engst explains the last six months of changes, including the departure of managing editor Josh Centers and an increased focus on sharing solutions to personal tech problems.
Improves password import from LastPass and includes various bug fixes. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Brings updates to Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 10.15+)
Adds a couple of handy user interface features to the Web browser. (Free, 128 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Updates the Audio Capture Engine for the two audio utilities. ($35/39 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
Brings Clock Mode improvements to the display brightness control utility. ($23 new, free update, 21 MB, macOS 11+)
Financial management app receives a few new features and improvements. ($35.99/51.99/77.99 annual subscription, free update, 3.2 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Adds the capability to scribble on images and add annotations to PDFs. ($5.99/$49.99 monthly/yearly subscription, free update, 31.4 MB, macOS 11+)
Major new release of soundboard application with over 50 new features. ($49 new, $25 upgrade, 42.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)