The important news from last week is that Apple released macOS 14.3.1, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, and Safari 17.3.1 to address an annoying bug in WebKit that could cause text to overlap or be duplicated while you were typing. Adam Engst runs down the results of our poll asking how much you’d pay for a Vision Pro based on how much value you’d get from it and shares Pong Wars, an amusing mashup of Pong and Breakout that feels like a hyperactive 8-bit lava lamp. Finally, Jeff Porten rejoins us with coverage of the Consumer Technology Association’s annual Tech Trends to Watch presentation from the recent CES trade show. Notable Mac app releases this week include Lunar 6.6 and Mactracker 7.12.14.
Apple has released a set of updates that address the maddening WebKit text bug that caused lines of text to duplicate or overlap while typing.
The top answer in last week’s poll suggests that many TidBITS readers consider the Vision Pro to be equivalent in value to an iPhone, iPad, or external display and thus worth between $500 and $1000. Nearly as many people said they wouldn’t buy one at any price.
This mashup of Pong and Breakout provides a sort of hyperactive digital lava lamp that's surprisingly mesmerizing.
Jeff Porten summarizes and reviews the Tech Trends to Watch presentation by the Consumer Technology Association, presented at CES 2024.
Introduces a new approach for unlocking the 1600nits of brightness in Apple's XDR displays. ($23 new, free update, 22.2 MB, macOS 11+)
Adds detailed information about all recent hardware and operating system releases, including Apple Vision Pro. (Free, 214.2 MB, macOS 10.12+)