Apple Quietly Releases New iPad mini and iPad Air

5 hours 45 minutes ago
Apple has at long last updated the much-loved iPad mini with modern-day specs. Joining it is a new iPad Air that’s essentially an updated 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a worse camera and two fewer speakers.

Adam Engst

The Top Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2019

1 day 10 hours ago
If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2019. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others. Updated for WWDC, Macoun, and heise MacDev!

Adam Engst

CorelDRAW Comes Back to the Mac

3 days 6 hours ago
After an 18-year absence, the CorelDRAW vector graphics editor returns to macOS in a graphics suite that also includes a photo editor and font manager, as well as a cloud-based app for on-the-go design work. Further showing its renewed interest in the Mac, Corel has also acquired virtualization company Parallels.

Agen Schmitz

Apple Responds to Spotify

3 days 7 hours ago
Apple has published a response to Spotify’s Time to Play Fair site and complaint to the European Commission, but the response has drawn criticism from Apple developers and commentators.

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Adam Engst

Dropbox Limits Free Accounts to Three Devices

4 days 2 hours ago
Dropbox has introduced a three-device limit for its free Basic accounts as of this month. However, if you have four or more devices currently linked to your Dropbox account, they’ll remain connected for now.

Adam Engst

Considering a Smart Doorbell? SkyBell HD Reviewed

4 days 3 hours ago
A number of video doorbells are on the market, but at the moment, none work with Apple’s HomeKit. A couple of companies announced future support for HomeKit and more products were announced at CES. But is HomeKit really critical for a doorbell?

Mike Matthews

It’s Frustrating That Preview in Mojave Isn’t Better

5 days 3 hours ago
After taking a close look at Preview in Mojave while updating “Take Control of Preview,” Adam Engst comes away disappointed. The new features aren’t impressive, one notable change is actively bad, and there are new bugs. But he’d still like to see Apple enhance the still-powerful graphics and PDF editor.

Adam Engst

Default Folder X 5.3.5

5 days 4 hours ago
Ensures correct operation of the Save dialog of macOS 10.14 Mojave's enhanced screenshot utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.9 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Skype 8.41

5 days 4 hours ago
Adds the capability to merge an incoming call with the current call. (Free, 93.4 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Four Ways Apple Could Improve Apple Music

1 week ago
Apple Music hasn’t changed much at all since Apple introduced it back in 2015, but Adam Engst has a few suggestions—some extremely easy—that could make listening to music through the service more enjoyable.

Adam Engst

Ulysses 15

1 week ago
Introduces a split-view editor, plus a new keyword manager and search capability. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 23.4 MB)

Agen Schmitz

BBEdit 12.6.1

1 week ago
Maintenance release focused on bug fixes for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

Agen Schmitz

14 Siri Tricks You Can Use Right Now

1 week 4 days ago
Siri takes a lot of flak, but it’s a lot more powerful than many people realize. If you haven’t been using Siri for much, these tips from “Take Control of Siri” author Scholle McFarland will expand your conversations with Apple’s digital assistant—and hopefully get Siri to do more for you.

Scholle McFarland
35 minutes 45 seconds ago
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