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1672: The hidden power of Google Sheets, Launchpad usage levels, Emergency SOS via satellite in the Maui fires, do you use proxy icons?

It’s easy to take spreadsheets for granted, but as Adam Engst writes, modern spreadsheets can do far more than perform calculations. By way of illustration, he explains how he built a budgeting tool in Google Sheets that extracts data from dense accounting reports to make it more readable and understandable. Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite feature of the iPhone 14 is in the news after playing a pivotal role in saving lives during the Maui fires. In our Do You Use It? polls this week, Adam reports on the usage levels of Launchpad by longtime Mac users before asking how often you use proxy icons. We also look briefly at SanDisk portable SSD failures and CNET deleting articles for SEO reasons. Notable Mac app releases this week include Mactracker 7.12.7 and Cyberduck 8.6.3.