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1674: Proxy icons boost productivity, Arc 1.5 tab syncing, Backblaze price increase, which iPhone weather apps do you use?

We’re taking a break from the email issue of TidBITS next week because of Labor Day—expect our next issue on 11 September 2023. The online backup service Backblaze will be raising its prices soon while offering all subscribers a free year of extended version history. The Browser Company has released Arc 1.5 with the restoration of Today tab syncing, accompanied by a fascinating explanation of why the feature was removed and then restored. Adam Engst leverages the results of a recent Do You Use It? poll to explain what macOS proxy icons are and how you can use them to increase productivity. Finally, we move into the second part of our poll about checking the weather on an iPhone by asking which third-party weather apps you use. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 14.6.7, Zoom 5.15.10, Little Snitch 5.7, Tinderbox 9.6.1, TextExpander 7.6.1, Mimestream 1.1, 1Password 8.10.13, and Fantastical 3.7.19 and Cardhop 2.2.10.

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No Email Issue on 4 September 2023 for Labor Day

We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week for a combination of family time and the Labor Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 11 September 2023, likely right before Apple's big iPhone announcement.

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Arc 1.5 Brings Back Today Tab Syncing

Regular unpinned “Today” tabs once again sync between windows and devices in the recently released Arc Web browser. The Browser Company explains why Today tab syncing was removed and then restored a few months later. 

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Do You Use It? iPhone Weather Apps

After last week’s Do You Use It? poll asked if you use Apple's Weather app on your iPhone, this follow-up poll asks which third-party apps you prefer. We’ll report on the results of both polls and more in a future article.