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#1700: US sues Apple, OS bug fixes, new Apple documentation site, podcast app poll results

This week’s big news is that the US Department of Justice and 16 states have filed a lawsuit alleging that Apple violated antitrust statutes to maintain an illegal iPhone monopoly. Adam Engst provides a high-level overview of the suit. Apple also pushed out minor updates to various versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and visionOS to fix a few high-profile bugs and block an image processing vulnerability. Separately, the company unveiled a welcome new documentation site that provides manuals, specs, and downloads for most Apple products. Finally, we report on the results of our Do You Use It? poll asking about your preferred podcast app. Hint: it’s not Apple Podcasts. Notable Mac app releases this week include Alfred 5.5, BBEdit 15.0.2, Fantastical 3.8.13 and Cardhop 2.2.17, Lunar 6.7.3, Retrobatch 2.1, and Unite 5.2.

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Lunar 6.7.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Lunar 6.7.3

Provides more accurate nits readings for Apple displays and prepare for the next version of macOS. ($23 new, free update, 22.2 MB, macOS 11+)

Retrobatch 2.1 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

Retrobatch 2.1

Adds new Lookup Table (LUT), Tile Chop, and Camera Capture nodes to the bulk image processing utility. ($29.99 new, free update, 54.8 MB, macOS 12+)