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BusyCal 3.6.2 and BusyContacts 1.3.3

2 months 3 weeks ago
Maintenance updates with enhancements and bug fixes for the calendar and contacts apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 21.2/11.4 MB)

Agen Schmitz

No Email Issue on 27 May 2019 for Memorial Day

2 months 4 weeks ago
We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 3 June 2019.

Adam Engst

Apple Debuts LG’s All-New 23.7-inch UltraFine Display

2 months 4 weeks ago
When Julio Ojeda-Zapata went to his local Apple Store for a look at Mac monitors, a staffer offered him something unexpected: the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display. This monitor is so new there is little public information about it—it’s not even listed on Apple’s Web store. How does it compare with LG’s 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display and 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display?

Julio Ojeda-Zapata

New PDFpen 11 Introduces Split View and Font Bar

3 months ago
Smile has updated its PDF editing apps, PDFpen and PDFpenPro, to version 11, offering a new Split View capability, a Font Bar for easy PDF text formatting, and other welcome conveniences.

Michael E. Cohen

The Top Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2019

3 months 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 Layers, try! Swift San Jose, MacDeployment, iOSDevCamp DC, and MacSysAdmin.

Adam Engst

Discovering Apple TV Channels

3 months ago
The new Apple TV app introduces Apple TV channels, an easier way for Apple users to subscribe to streaming video services. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains how to use it.

Josh Centers

BBEdit 12.6.4

3 months ago
Maintenance update with a grabbag of improvements and bug fixes for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Fantastical 2.5.8

3 months ago
Maintenance update for the calendar app now sorts event alerts by when they will appear. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)

Agen Schmitz

KeyCue 9.3

3 months ago
Small maintenance release that also celebrates the 15th anniversary of the keyboard shortcut and emoji tool. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4

3 months ago
Adds new Free Transform and ML Match Colors features. ($39.99 new, free update, 171.5 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.25

3 months ago
Adds display of email attachments to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

Agen Schmitz

Default Folder X 5.3.7

3 months ago
Improves handling of file dialogs that are as large as the screen and improves how the toolbar handles multiple-display Macs. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.7 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Backing Up VM Image Files to Internet Backup Services

3 months ago
Code42 has announced that it will be preventing CrashPlan users from backing up applications and VM image files—is this just a selfish move to reduce storage needs? After chatting with Code42 competitor Backblaze, Adam Engst discovers there’s more to it. And there are alternatives.

Adam Engst

Apple Patches ZombieLoad Vulnerabilities

3 months ago
Security researchers have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs dating back to 2011 and beyond. Happily, Apple’s macOS 10.14.5 and Security Update 2019-003 provide fixes.

Adam Engst
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