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#1656: Passcode thieves lock iCloud accounts, the apps Adam uses, iPhoto and Aperture library conversion in Ventura

Wall Street Journal tech reporters Nicole Nguyen and Joanna Stern are back with more details about how passcode thieves can ruin digital lives by locking victims out of their iCloud accounts, possibly permanently. Adam Engst explains what’s happening, how to protect yourself, and why setting a separate Screen Time passcode won’t prevent thieves from resetting Apple ID passwords. After his Level 2 clean install, Adam kept track of the apps he reinstalled so he could share the current list in this issue, complete with details on why each app made the cut. Finally, Glenn Fleishman joins us to share the news that PowerPhotos 2.3 now provides—for free—iPhoto and Aperture conversion capabilities that Apple removed from Photos in macOS 13 Ventura. Notable Mac app releases this week include LaunchBar 6.17, Zoom 5.14.5, Typinator 9, Little Snitch 5.6, TunnelBear 5.0.1, and GraphicConverter 12.0.1.


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Typinator 9

Major new release of the text expansion utility with a fresh, modern user interface, a new app icon, and Spanish language support. ($29.99 new, $14.99 upgrade, free update, 8.4 MB, macOS 11+)

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TunnelBear 5.0.1

Subscription-based VPN app for the Mac with increased free monthly limit of 2 GB of data. (Free with subscription options for unlimited data, 38.3 MB, macOS 11+)