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LaunchBar 6.17 Agen Schmitz No comments

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

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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

#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…

LaunchBar 6.12 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

LaunchBar 6.12

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

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…

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LaunchBar 6.11.1

Maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements for the keyboard-based launcher. ($29 new, free update, 15.7 MB)

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.

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?

Josh Centers

#1530: COVID-19 exposure notifications; Take Control books for Big Sur, iOS 14, and Zoom; post-migration tasks on a new Mac

Happy Labor Day to our American readers! Apple last week released iOS 13.7, building in support for the joint Apple-Google COVID-19 exposure notification technology—but remember, you can enable it only if your state or country…

Adam Engst 12 comments

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LaunchBar 6.1.0

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and its Dark mode. ($29 new, free update, 14.5 MB)

Adam Engst 39 comments

Well-Known Apple Developers Support Manifesto for Ubiquitous Linking

A collection of well-known Apple developers, podcasters, and professors have signed on to the Manifesto for Ubiquitous Linking, a call to action among software developers and users alike to encourage capabilities that allow linking between information resources, both local and on the Web.