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LaunchBar 6.18

Keyboard-based launcher now supports automatic theme switching. ($29 new, free update, 17 MB, macOS 10.14.6+)

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LaunchBar 6.17

Keyboard-based launcher updated with improved Shortcuts support. ($29 new, free update, 16.2 MB, macOS 10.14.6+)

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LaunchBar 6.16

Adds support for macOS 13 Ventura plus a new built-in Dark Mode On/Off action. ($29 new, free update, 16.3 MB, macOS 10.14.6+)

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LaunchBar 6.15

Adds support for Shortcuts in macOS 12 Monterey. ($29 new, free update, 17.8 MB, macOS 10.10.14.6+)

Adam Engst

1673: macOS 13.5.1, watchOS 9.6.1, copy data from Web tables, what Spotlight is used for, do you use Apple’s Weather app?

This week brings two highly focused operating system updates from Apple: macOS 13.5.1 Ventura, which restores location services permissions, and watchOS 9.6.1, which fixes a bug affecting Parkinson’s disease apps. If you’ve ever wanted to…

Adam Engst

#1656: Passcode thieves lock iCloud accounts, the apps Adam uses, iPhoto and Aperture library conversion in Ventura

Wall Street Journal tech reporters Nicole Nguyen and Joanna Stern are back with more details about how passcode thieves can ruin digital lives by locking victims out of their iCloud accounts, possibly permanently. Adam Engst…

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LaunchBar 6.13

Adds support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur and re-implements Music Library indexing. ($29 new, free update, 17.1 MB)

Josh Centers

#1636: TidBITS wishes Josh a fond farewell, OS security updates, Emergency SOS via satellite details, hands-on at an Apple Store

After nearly a decade as the managing editor of TidBITS, Josh Centers is moving on—he reflects on what he’s done and where he’s going. Apple released important security updates for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and…

Adam Engst 16 comments

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?

Adam Engst 6 comments

Do You Use It? Spotlight Sees Targeted Use for Finding Files and Launching Apps

The results of our poll asking how often people use Spotlight and what they use it for are in. While Spotlight enjoys broad usage, by far the most common features are finding files and launching apps—most of its more esoteric capabilities aren’t heavily used.

Adam Engst 63 comments

The 46 Mac Apps I Actually Use and Why

What third-party apps would you install on a clean Mac to restore your preferred working environment? Adam Engst recently had the opportunity to learn just what apps he really uses—here’s the list.

Josh Centers

#1592: Life with HomeKit, notification summaries, Music/iTunes Store oddity, inadvertent Mail deletion, iOS update error, holiday hiatus

The holidays are here again, and we’re taking a two-week break from email issues—see you next on 10 January 2022! For those annoyed by excessive iPhone notifications, Josh Centers looks at iOS 15’s new Notification…

Adam Engst 5 comments

Do You Use It? Launchpad Doesn’t Compete for Longtime Mac Users

We have the results in our Do You Use It? poll about Launchpad in macOS. While TidBITS readers probably aren’t representative of the broader Mac user base, most use some other method of quickly launching apps.

Adam Engst 3 comments

Help TidBITS Evolve in 2023 by Becoming a Member

It’s time for TidBITS to learn new tricks in the wake of managing editor Josh Centers leaving, while continuing to bring you the Apple advice and technical details you’ve come to rely on over the past 32 years. Will you help us start a fun new chapter in our long history?

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LaunchBar 6.12

Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and improves Dark mode. ($29 new, free update, 15.7 MB)