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The MacInTouch Home Page is the original Mac news site, providing timely, reliable news, information and analysis about Apple Macintosh, OS X, and iPhone/iOS systems, plus security issues. Our friendly community offers troubleshooting help and intelligent



Published: 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

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Reports: Apple security

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

update versions, confusion and documentation discrepancies; FireWire failures; a pending jailbreak exploit; Carbon Black incompatibility; installer issues, UI fails; vulnerability databases and more



Reports: High Sierra

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

file-sharing, APFS/compatibility, Office 2011, reversion procedures, quality issues etc.



Reports: App Stores

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

template app issue



Reports: Apple management

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Jony Ive returns, Shazam, post-PC perspective



Reports: Apple TV et al

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

disappearing content, YouTube TV, Hoopla, Kanopy, etc.



Reports: Electric vehicles

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

costs, infrastructure, etc.



Reports: iPhone X

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

migration mess



Reports: iMovie

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

standard-definition/sync glitches



Reports: iOS 11

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

update dread



Reports: iTunes

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Apple vs. customers



Reports: Networking

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

AirPort/roaming issues/tips



Reports: Quicken

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

transaction limits (and counting)



Reports: SSD (Solid State Drives)

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

firmware and reliability



Reports: Storage

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

portable FireWire drives disappearing



Reports: Time Machine

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Apple Contacts/iCloud issue...



Reports: User interface

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Apple follies, and tips



Reports: Web browsers

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

modern 32-bit apps?



Amazon

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

holiday shopping support



DXO PhotoLab

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This renamed digital image processor offers lots of features, including some new additions, with a 30-day trial period.



Iridient Developer

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This Mac app offers detailed Raw conversion with support for more than 600 cameras, batch processing and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6, plus Lightroom round-tripping.



CamRanger

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Get remote access to many Canon and Nikon DSLRs (and to a motorized tripod head) with this hardware and cross-platform software.



ColorMunki et al

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Calibrate your color with these hardware and software systems.



diglloydTools

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

These Mac apps are uniquely designed to stress-test your Mac storage and memory systems and to flag any unwanted changes to files.



BetterZip

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This Mac app lets you decode and manage data in a huge collection of archive formats from multiple platforms with support for Windows-compatible encryption, Apple disk images, AppleScript, 7-Zip and much more - updated for High Sierra compatibility.



MarsEdit

11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Here's a Mac app for editing weblogs (WordPress, Blogger, Movable Type etc.).



Reports: Autonomous vehicles

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

self-driving car milestones...



Reports: CPU compatibility

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

IBM mainframes



Reports: FileVault

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

firmware update fixes password problem...



Reports: Firefox

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

mission statement conflict



Reports: Internet services

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

tips about DNS and email services



Reports: iPhones

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

Brad's pick...



Reports: Migration

08 Dec 2017 00:42:00 EST

file-server shortcuts



Google Chrome security patches

08 Dec 2017 21:42:00 EST

Google's web browser gets critical security patches.



Firefox

08 Dec 2017 15:22:00 EST

Mozilla's free alternative to Google Chrome and Apple Safari gets a few more security patches and tweaks.



Reports: Apple photo stuff

07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

HEIF/HEVC hardware requirements



Reports: iOS 11

07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

perma-cookie fix; Apple Cash shove; battery drain, etc.



Reports: Security

07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

face recognition/tracking in China



Reports: Spam

07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Apple marketing



iTunes

07 Dec 2017 11:46:00 EST

Apple updates iTunes for those who are running the 12.7 version and patches security holes for the Windows version. A stealth 12.6.3 version is still available for people who don't like the newer version and people running OS X 10.9, but you can't easily revert after updating to 12.7.



ProtonMail

07 Dec 2017 13:10:00 EST

This unique email service offers high security and privacy, the ability to send encrypted information to anyone with a web browser, and access via an iOS app, a web interface, and now also mail clients on a Mac.



RAW Power

07 Dec 2017 14:38:00 EST

This RAW photo processor for macOS Sierra, which works as an Apple Photos plug-in or standalone app, now has an iOS version and a workaround to "handle artifacts with some GPUs in High Sierra."



DriveDx

07 Dec 2017 13:18:00 EST

This Mac utility displays lots of details about storage devices and their reliability, plus it logs data, writes detailed reports, and runs tests.



Reports: Digital media

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

dealing with data corruption/format perversion



Reports: Email

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

SPF, DKIM, DMARC and iCloud



Reports: Internet services

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

FastMail, Hover, Gandi



Reports: iPhone X

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

SIM-free model finally available



Apple security patches (critical)

06 Dec 2017 14:10:00 EST

Apple drops piles of patches for very severe security failures (including the "root" flaw).



CrossOver

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The software that lets you run Windows apps on your Mac (or Linux computer) without running Windows itself gets support for High Sierra, Office 2016 and Quicken 2017.



Acorn

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The full-featured (yet inexpensive) image editor gets tweaks for High Sierra.



Xojo

06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This object-oriented, visual development system can build apps for OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Web, and Raspberry Pi, and it's free for development and testing.



Reports: High Sierra

05 Dec 2017 00:04:00 EST

SSD, Disk Utility problems, Fusion drives



Reports: iPhones

05 Dec 2017 00:04:00 EST

choosing among recent models



Reports: Tips

05 Dec 2017 00:04:00 EST

Apple serial number database



tvOS security/feature fixes

05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Apple's TV version of iOS gets security patches and bug/feature fixes.



Xcode

05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Apple fixes unspecified bugs in its macOS-hosted development system.



SEE Finance

05 Dec 2017 11:54:00 EST

A new version of the full-featured finance app supports iCloud Drive across iOS and macOS versions (but requires macOS 10.12 or later).



DetectX

05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The Mac security app adds "Root User status (enabled/disabled)".



Reports: Apple security

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

bad week, High Sierra hard sell/push, quality/security process failure, update details/confusion, Apple management, face scanning/tracking, etc.



Reports: Email configuration

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

SPF issues



Reports: iOS 11

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Dec. 2 bug, zombie cookies, charge problem



Reports: iPhone X

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

vs. iPhone 7; Verizon account req.; LTE speed



Reports: Misc.

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

crazy OS X device names



Capture One Pro

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This cross-platform app offers photo raw conversion, asset management, Photoshop round-tripping, and pro level features/performance as an alternative/replacement for Lightroom, Photoshop and Aperture.



Pale Moon

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This cross-platform web browser offers fast performance, security features, and, notably, Mac support back to Mac OS X 10.6.



Calibre

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This full-featured, but free, Mac app lets you manage ebook collections, view, edit, convert, tag, serve and sync with a wide range of devices and among different formats.



Capable Finance

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This basic budgeting and investment tracking app for the Mac can import data from OFX/QFX or CSV files.



WhatRoute

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

This network utility offers lots of capabilities and customization options, plus some interesting graphics.



APFS for Linux

04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Paragon Software says it has a "technology preview" of APFS software for Linux.



Reports: App Store

02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EST

phantom app update mystery



Reports: A.I.

02 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EST

social media issues and... media



iOS 11.2

02 Dec 2017 08:52:00 EST

Apple's latest OS release for its 64-bit mobile products patches a new crash bug, patches security holes, patches other bugs, and rolls out "Apple Pay Cash", among other updates.



Reports: Apple security

01 Dec 2017 11:28:00 EST

Discussion continues after the discovery of a second shocking security failure in macOS High Sierra and Apple's multiple emergency updates in response, along with a file-sharing flaw in the first patch, automatic update injection, a security expert's analysis, a weeks-earlier posting about the vulnerability, FileVault, Apple telemetry, and other issues.



Reports: Backup

01 Dec 2017 11:28:00 EST

WD MyCloud; Time Machine utilities



Reports: Misc.

01 Dec 2017 11:28:00 EST

battery backup, content caching



Reports: Office 2016

01 Dec 2017 11:28:00 EST

interesting history, upcoming changes, Office 2019



Reports: XProtect

01 Dec 2017 11:28:00 EST

invisible Apple malware blacklists updated



Waterfox

01 Dec 2017 16:32:00 EST

This Mozilla-based web browser offers privacy improvements and continuing support for existing add-ons vs. Firefox, with the latest release bringing security fixes, High Sierra tweaks and other improvements.



Reports: App Store

30 Nov 2017 00:22:00 EST

Mac OS X sources; Target Disk Mode; iOS update oddities



Reports: Apple Mail

30 Nov 2017 00:22:00 EST

security problem



Reports: Autonomous vehicles

30 Nov 2017 00:22:00 EST

taco truck



Reports: Security

30 Nov 2017 00:22:00 EST

LG TV (and other) snooping



Reports: Tips

30 Nov 2017 00:22:00 EST

clean out "CleanMyMac"



High Sierra security flaws, patches and bugs

30 Nov 2017 09:50:00 EST

We're trying our best to sort out a confusing pile of patches for macOS 10.13 High Sierra's stunning security failures - here are some updates (which we're also tracking in Apple security forum discussion).



Pixelmator Pro

30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This image editing app for the Mac goes "Pro" with a higher price and "machine learning", among other features, but you'll need High Sierra and a "Metal-compatible graphics card" to run it. (There's also a less-expensive regular version, plus an iOS variant.)_



Path Finder

30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This welcome alternative to Apple's Finder app offers advantages and extra capabilities.



Radio Silence

30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This firewall app is designed for simplicity and ease of use, letting you monitor various "phone home" connections and optionally block them at your discretion.



Cookie

30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This Mac app helps control "HTTP cookies, Flash cookies, Silverlight, HTML5 databases, localStorage, IndexedDB as well as browser history and caches."



High Sierra critical security flaw patch and patch flaw

29 Nov 2017 19:02:00 EST

An astoundingly *critical* security hole in macOS 10.13 High Sierra gets an Apple patch today, but the patch breaks file-sharing, so there's a workaround for _that_ problem.



High Sierra security failure (again)

28 Nov 2017 18:15:00 EST

"When the problem is exploited, the user is authenticated into a “System Administrator” account and is given full ability to view files and even reset or change passwords for pre-existing users on that machine. Apple ID email addresses tied to users on the Mac can be removed and altered, as well."



Thunderbird

28 Nov 2017 00:54:00 EST

Mozilla's reliable, full-featured and free email app gets security patches and improvements to IMAP/POP alerts and support.



Reports: Adobe/alternatives

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

VueScan to the rescue



Reports: Apple authentication

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

2FA problems, recovery procedures



Reports: Apple Mail

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Dervish Software's MailHub



Reports: Robocalls

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

"neutrality" vs. abuse; virtual PBX



Swift Publisher

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This inexpensive page-layout app, which includes templates, clip art, iCloud Drive support, merge and much more, gets Touch Bar support, High Sierra optimzations and other improvements.



Swinsian

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

A nicer alternative to iTunes for actually playing music on the Mac (with great sound) gets an update.



iRig Mic HD 2, Pro Duo

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Use a USB condenser mic with your Mac or iDevice, or connect analog mics, instruments and more through a stereo interface.



GrandPerspective

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Display disk usage with this graphical app to quickly find out what things are taking up the most space on your drive.



Lingon X

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Control Apple's "launchd" program: "Lingon can start an app, a script or run a command automatically whenever you want it to. You can schedule it to run at a specific time, regularly or when something special happens."



Mac Linux USB Loader

27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This utility creates USB flash drives that can boot Linux on a Mac (with the help of some unique software).