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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…
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.
Adds compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and its Dark mode. ($29 new, free update, 14.5 MB)
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If you’re afraid that your webcam may be spying on you, Micro Snitch from Objective Development monitors your Mac’s webcam and microphone, alerting you when an app activates them and maintaining a log of all activity.
Requires 1Password 7 to be unlocked in order to open a Login via LaunchBar. ($29 new, free update, 14.6 MB)
Apple’s clown-car release approach continues, with iOS and iPadOS 13.1 delivering some promised iOS 13 features like personal automations and driving ETAs, and more bug and security fixes coming from the subsequent iOS and iPadOS…
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If you’re in the UK, Hong Kong, or Singapore, note that Apple has recalled some three-prong wall plug adapters due to the risk of electrical shock. Apple News+ celebrated its one-month birthday last week, and…
Fixes scripts that deal with phone numbers not working on macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.6 MB)
Ensures correct operation of the Save dialog of macOS 10.14 Mojave's enhanced screenshot utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.9 MB)
Should you upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur from a previous version of macOS? Only you can answer that question for sure, but Adam Engst has upgraded his primary Mac with no significant problems. Our recommendation is that it should now be safe to upgrade, though you might want to wait for macOS 11.3, due soon.
Fixes bug that prevented Recent Documents of apps not updating in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.5 MB)
The Web browser Arc has made a larger difference in jaded tech reviewer Adam Engst’s digital work life than any app in decades. Read his deep dive on what sets Arc apart from other browsers.