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#1686: Please support TidBITS, OS security updates, Apple services poll results, biking with an iPhone

We seldom make a fuss about this, but TidBITS memberships provide the revenue that enables us to continue publishing each week. Will you support TidBITS today? Content that members made possible this week includes coverage of Apple’s updates to iOS 17.1.2, iPadOS 17.1.2, macOS 14.1.2, and Safari 17.1.2 to address two zero-day WebKit vulnerabilities; a look at which of Apple’s paid subscription services are popular with TidBITS readers; and how Adam Engst used the iPhone and Apple Music to enhance his biking workouts. Finally, we encourage pushing back on insinuations that Apple’s NameDrop feature is a privacy risk and report on issues with legacy versions of 1Password. Notable Mac app releases this week include Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 2.3, Agenda 18.3, Arc 1.19.1, Default Folder X 6.0.2, Final Cut Pro 10.7, Compressor 4.7, and Motion 5.7, GraphicConverter 12.0.8, MarsEdit 5.1, Mimestream 1.2, Quicken 7.4.1, URL Manager Pro 6.4, and Zoom 5.16.10.

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TidBITS Needs Your Support in 2024

We don’t have deep-pocketed corporate backers, nor do we harvest every last bit of your personal information to sell to advertisers, so would you kick in a few bucks to keep TidBITS vibrant in the next year?

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Do You Use It? Apple Services See Widely Varying Popularity

The results of our poll asking which Apple services TidBITS readers use are in, with iCloud+ proving the most popular by far, followed by a surprisingly strong showing from Apple TV+. Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness+ brought up the rear, but remember, TidBITS readers aren’t representative of the overall Apple audience.


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Agenda 18.3

Adds support for grouping notes in projects and overviews by their Done status. (Free with a $34.99 Premium subscription or $119.99 one-time Premium purchase, free update for subscribers, 73 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Mimestream 1.2

Adds support for inline text predictions when composing messages in macOS 14 Sonoma. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 12.2 MB, macOS 12+)

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Quicken 7.4.1

Updates the Quicken Classic and Quicken Business & Personal editions with additions and improvements. ($59.88/$83.88/$119.88 annual subscription, free update, 3.2 MB, macOS 11+)