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1678: macOS 14 Sonoma available, two portable laptop stands, iPhone Always-On display poll results, which Web browsers do you use?

As promised, Apple has released macOS 14 Sonoma, and while we urge caution for everyday Mac users, eager early adopters are busy installing it and playing with the new features. On the iPhone side of the fence, we report on the results of our poll about what percentage of iPhone 14 Pro users keep the Always-On display enabled. Julio Ojeda-Zapata joins us to review a pair of laptop stands he tested for use with the 15-inch MacBook Air. Finally, this week’s Do You Use It? poll asks which Web browsers you use on your Mac. Notable Mac app releases this week include Safari 17, Mimestream 1.1.2, Acorn 7.4.3, Transmit 5.10.2, Scrivener 3.3.3, DEVONthink 3.9.3, SuperDuper 3.8, Alfred 5.1.3, OmniFocus 3.15 and OmniOutliner 5.12, Quicken 7.3.1, and Fantastical 3.8.4 and Cardhop 2.2.13.

Adam Engst 41 comments

macOS 14 Sonoma Now Available

Apple has released macOS 14 Sonoma, and you can upgrade compatible Macs now. The features aren’t likely life-changing, but nor are they causing significant compatibility issues. Read on for more details and upgrade advice.


Safari 17 Agen Schmitz 8 comments

Safari 17

Adds new Profiles feature, enhances Private Browsing, and adds support for multiple tab selection. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.12+)

Alfred 5.1.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Alfred 5.1.3

Updates the keyboard-driven launcher for issues related to macOS 14 Sonoma. (Free for basic functionality, £34 for Powerpack update, 5.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)