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Adam Engst 21 comments

iPhone Recommendations for Senior Citizens

Many people find themselves helping older friends or family members with reduced physical or cognitive capabilities. Adam Engst distills advice from a pair of TidBITS Talk discussions that asked about the best iPhone and simplifying the iPhone experience for older people.

LaunchBar 6.18 Agen Schmitz No comments

LaunchBar 6.18

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

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+)

Acorn 7.3.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Acorn 7.3.3

Image editor addresses a problem with the Save As sheet in macOS 13 Ventura. ($39.99 new, free update, 18.9 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Acorn 7.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Acorn 7.3

Adds a few new filters and blend modes to the image editor. ($39.99 new, free update, 18.9 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Adam Engst 62 comments

Survey Results: Which iOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey Features Do You Actually Use?

The results are in and wow, do people not use a lot of Apple’s features. In fact, only 4 of 20 features garnered more votes from those who used the feature than those who didn’t. Some of the usage patterns are no surprise—SharePlay, really?—but others caught us off guard.

Acorn 7.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

Acorn 7.2

Adds support for Shortcuts to apply filters and filter presets, crop, flip, resize, rotate, auto enhance, and more. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.8 MB, macOS 10.14+)

Hazel 5.1.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

Hazel 5.1.2

Brings improvements and bug fixes to the file automation and cleanup utility. ($42 new, free update, 20.9 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Hazel 5.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Hazel 5.1

Adds support for AppleScript and running Shortcuts on macOS 12 Monterey. ($42 new, free update, 20.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Adam Engst 40 comments

iOS 14’s Back Tap Feature Provides Interaction Shortcuts

Deep in the Accessibility settings of iOS 14 is a new feature called Back Tap that lets you assign a variety of system and accessibility actions—and anything you build in the Shortcuts app—to a double or triple tap on the back of your iPhone.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Features Added in iOS 13.1: Personal Automations, Driving ETA, and More

iOS 13.1 is here to fix numerous bugs in the short-lived iOS 13.0 and to provide some features that were missing from iOS 13’s initial release. Alas, there are still more features that Apple has pushed off to a future iOS update.

Adam Engst 31 comments

#DeathToAutoPlay—No More Audio and Video That Plays Automatically!

It’s time to take a stand. We’re sick and tired of apps (Netflix!) and Web sites (CNN!) assaulting our ears and eyes with audio and video that starts playing on its own, without so much as a by your leave. Let’s fight back.