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#1701: Using iCloud Passwords outside Safari, Canva acquires Affinity, WWDC 2024 scheduled, no TidBITS issue next week, do you use macOS’s versioning?

We’re taking the next issue of TidBITS off to view the total solar eclipse, so TidBITS will appear in your email inbox again on 15 April 2024. Apple has set dates for WWDC, so we can look forward to seeing what’s coming in the next OS versions—perhaps an AI-driven version of Siri that works better? In the news, we look at Canva’s acquisition of Serif, maker of the popular Affinity apps that provide an inexpensive alternative to Adobe Creative Cloud. This week’s feature article delves into Apple’s built-in password management features and how to use them in Web browsers other than Safari. Finally, we warn about a new type of denial-of-service attack aimed at Apple users and ask how frequently you use macOS’s versioning feature. Did you even know that macOS has a versioning feature? Notable Mac app releases this week include Airfoil 5.12, ChronoSync 11.0.2, Hazel 5.3.3, and Safari 17.4.1.

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Using Apple’s iCloud Passwords Outside Safari

Password managers like 1Password have long provided a deep set of features for creating, storing, and entering passwords and other confidential information. The iCloud Passwords extension for Chromium browsers makes Apple’s built-in password management features available outside Safari, but how do they compare to independent password managers?


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Airfoil 5.12

Wireless audio broadcasting app brings a new audio capture backend and a warning about updating. ($35 new, free update, 39.7 MB, macOS 14.4+)