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#1695: Arc Instant Links, HomeKit 2.4 GHz mystery, Authy Desktop ending, Apple report card

If you use Authy Desktop on the Mac, you’ll need to look for a replacement within the next month. In continued coverage of the Arc Web browser that has radically increased his productivity, Adam Engst looks at Arc’s new Instant Links feature for quick navigation to known locations and the new Arc Search iPhone app. Glenn Fleishman shares the solution to a HomeKit mystery that unexpectedly required a temporary 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. We also warn about a new batch of phishing messages that purport to be from TidBITS Talk. Finally, how did Apple do in 2023? The Six Colors report card collects the opinions of 58 Apple-adjacent pundits, including many TidBITS contributors. Notable Mac app releases this week include DEVONthink 3.9.5, Evernote 10.76.2, Fantastical 3.8.12, GraphicConverter 12.1, Mellel 6.0.2, and Tinderbox 9.7.2.

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