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#1426: APFS explained, TwelveSouth’s AirFly for AirPods, Internet services for researching used cars

Fresh from writing Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Jeff Carlson joins us to explain APFS, the new file system that Apple brought to the Mac with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Also this week, Josh…

#1425: New MacBook Pros, the App Store’s impact after 10 years, Eufy BodySense smart scale

The big news this week is Apple’s release of new MacBook Pros that boast faster performance, a higher RAM ceiling, larger SSD storage, and more—read on for details from Adam Engst. The App Store has…

#1424: Apple OS updates, Compare edits in Photos, Velop Wi-Fi mesh, Google PhotoScan, Resetting lost admin passwords

Apple pushed out updates to macOS 10.13.6, iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and watchOS 4.3.2 today, bringing AirPlay 2 to the Mac and fixing bugs and security vulnerabilities. Also this week, Adam Engst shares a tip…

#1423: Finder batch renaming, WhenWorks scheduling app, CE Week gadgets

On the Mac side of things, Sharon Zardetto rejoins us this week with a detailed look at how to use the Finder’s little-known batch renaming capabilities. For professionals who book appointments, Adam Engst looks at the…

#1422: Apple to fix MacBook keyboards, 911 location sharing, Xmarks gone, Web pages by email, Honeywell Lyric and HomeKit

If you have been frustrated by sticky or dead keys on your MacBook or MacBook Pro keyboard, we have good news: Apple has announced a service program for laptops with butterfly switches. Well in advance…

#1421: 1Password 7 review, UK travel tips, iPhone video recording

Do you ever think you’re recording video with your iPhone, only to discover after the fact that you missed a perfect moment? In this week’s issue, Josh Centers offers some tips to avoid this all-too-common…

#1420: Recover iOS update space, Mac App Store tips, download your Apple data, Design Award winners

After last week’s WWDC-fueled look into the future, we’re now returning to the practical present. Josh Centers kicks things off with coverage of the 2018 Apple Design Award winners. Adam Engst looks at how to…

#1419: macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, iCloud scam, Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2

Today brought Apple’s annual WWDC keynote, in which the company introduced iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—we have an overview of the lengthy presentation. Apple was also busy in the week…

#1418: Show invisible Mac files, DIY cloud backups, 2018 Apple conferences, Twitter app protest

Still looking for the ideal Internet backup solution? Glenn Fleishman explains how to roll your own cloud backups using Arq and Backblaze’s B2 storage service. Also this week, Adam Engst shares a quick tip on…

#1417: Google I/O announcements for Apple users, Agenda note-taking app, Robot vacuum

Last week brought the Google I/O developer conference, in which the search giant announced new features for services relevant to Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google News, Google Maps, and Google Assistant. For those…

#1416: Twitter passwords exposed, Apple’s $13.8B profit, Explaining GDPR, Royole Moon video headset

Twitter recommends that all users change their passwords after the company discovered that passwords were being logged in unencrypted form. Meanwhile, Apple once again set financial records in Q2 2018 thanks to strong demand for…

#1415: RIP AirPort, iOS 11.3.1, Apple News survey results, Ecobee 4 thermostat, Gmail UI revamp

It’s finally official — Apple has pulled the plug on its line of AirPort routers, and we have some recommendations for how to deal with the loss. Apple also shipped iOS 11.3.1, a focused update aimed…

#1414: Cloudflare and Quad9 DNS, MacBook Pro battery replacements, TidBITS in Apple News

Apple has started a battery replacement program for certain non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro units. Adam Engst has the details, along with instructions on how we’re now publishing TidBITS in Apple News Format for optimal…

#1413: macOS 10.13.4, iPads & kids, 32-bit apps, Apple Watch podcasts, iOS 11 Camera level feature

The recently released macOS 10.13.4 features in this week’s issue, with Adam Engst writing about boot failures that seem related to not installing it, and Josh Centers explaining how to find 32-bit apps that may…

#1412: Bad Apple, macOS 10.13.4 dual displays, TidBITS transition, 1Password Business, Take Control 50%-off sale

Our transition to new Internet infrastructure continues, but it’s not without its teething pains. Adam Engst explains what has gone wrong, what we think we’ve fixed, and what’s still to come. If you haven’t yet…