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#1682: Apple’s “Scary Fast” announcement, X.1 updates to 2023 OS versions, Microsoft Word’s 40th anniversary, 5G wireless Internet

By the time you read this, Apple will have announced something—new Macs with an M3 chip?—at its nighttime (for us) “Scary Fast” event. We’ll have coverage of that on the TidBITS website on Tuesday. We’ve already covered plenty of other Apple release news, including the X.1 updates for Apple’s 2023 crop of operating systems and security updates for the last two versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. The company also raised subscription prices for Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple One bundles. Microsoft Word, one of the longest-standing and most popular Mac apps ever, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. For those frustrated by the speed or availability of wired broadband for Internet access, Julio Ojeda-Zapata completes his 5G wireless Internet roundup by reviewing the AT&T Internet Air service and comparing it with T-Mobile Home Internet and Verizon 5G Home Internet. Don’t miss our brief coverage of the Internet Artifacts virtual exhibit! Notable Mac app releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 11, Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.8, Alfred 5.1.4, BBEdit 14.6.8, Arc 1.14, and Safari 17.1.


Keyboard Maestro 11 Agen Schmitz 8 comments

Keyboard Maestro 11

Major upgrade for the automation and clipboard utility introduces a new Macro Wizard, support for Apple Text Recognition, and more. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 37.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Alfred 5.1.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

Alfred 5.1.4

Keyboard-driven launcher removes a visual glitch and fixes window sizing in macOS 14.1 Sonoma. (£34, free update, 5.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)