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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: 22 Sep 2017 18:30:00 EDT

Copyright: Copyright 2017, MacInTouch Inc.
 



Reports: iOS 11

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

post-install battery drain/heating, keyboard changes, 32-bit app elimination, passcode/password confusion, iTunes and iPhone 8/X compatibility, user interface issues (and tips), ghost alerts, unexpected preference changes (e.g. push), Apple feedback and more



Reports: Apple announcements

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

notes on Apple TV 4K, Watch 3



Reports: Apple authentication

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

2FA vs. 2SV vs. SMS; password recovery roadblocks



Reports: Competition

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

Google, Chinese phones, SPARC



Reports: macOS High Sierra

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

APFS issues, installer preservation, etc.



Reports: Networking

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

router recommendations



Reports: Storage

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

Fusion drives and Recovery partitions



Reports: User interface

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

iOS 11 inconsistencies



Reports: Virtualization

22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

file-sharing tips



SoftRAID

22 Sep 2017 18:30:00 EDT

The storage formatting, management and testing program with comprehensive RAID capabilities, which puts Apple's Disk Utility to shame, gets an update for macOS High Sierra.



Carbon Copy Cloner

22 Sep 2017 11:44:00 EDT

Mike Bombich's essential Mac backup app got more High Sierra/APFS fixes, plus a bunch of other tweaks.



Reports: BroadPwn and Apple

21 Sep 2017 00:45:00 EDT

update from David Empson about new WiFi vulnerabilities, documented in iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates



Reports: Equifax breaches

21 Sep 2017 00:45:00 EDT

lobbying, credit freezes, criminal probe



VMware security patch "critical"

21 Sep 2017 15:02:00 EDT

VMware issues a "critical" update for a security flaw in Fusion that "may allow a guest to execute code on the host."



iTerm2

21 Sep 2017 12:42:00 EDT

This free terminal emulator makes Apple's Terminal app look pretty weak in comparison. The latest release includes a security fix, touchbar support, and a bunch of other improvements



iMazing HEIC Converter

21 Sep 2017 12:12:00 EDT

Convert iOS 11's new HEIC photo format to standard JPG or PNG files.



Winclone

21 Sep 2017 12:35:00 EDT

Backup (clone), restore, and migrate your Boot Camp Windows installations with this Mac app, which now supports High Sierra and APFS.



USB-C Travel Dock

21 Sep 2017 13:30:00 EDT

Other World Computing revamps its compact USB-C dock... along with its price.



Reports: Apple Watch

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

911 emergency calls



Reports: AppleCare

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

Apple Watch defects



Reports: iPhones

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

viability of older iPhones



Reports: iTunes

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

reversion procedures, ambush updates, Configurator 2, iOS 11, etc.



Reports: Microsoft Office

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

topsy turvy world



Reports: Safari

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

can't delete zombie cookies



Reports: Security

20 Sep 2017 10:55:00 EDT

U.S. border searches



Malwarebytes

20 Sep 2017 17:40:00 EDT

The fast, lightweight anti-malware app gets macOS High Sierra support.



Hands Off

20 Sep 2017 11:25:00 EDT

This Mac security app, which monitors and manages access from each application to your network and storage devices, gets an update with support for High Sierra.



Apple Configurator

20 Sep 2017 12:42:00 EDT

Apple updates its app for management of mobile devices.



Apple iWork

20 Sep 2017 11:11:00 EDT

Apple updates its iWork app suite for up-to-date Macs, iOS devices and iCloud.



Reports: Apple announcements

19 Sep 2017 10:50:00 EDT

Kinect and Palm Pre, App Store, Face ID, etc.



Reports: Apple security

19 Sep 2017 10:50:00 EDT

"differential privacy" report



Reports: Applications

19 Sep 2017 10:50:00 EDT

OpenOffice/LibreOffice/NeoOffice and print bug workaround



Reports: Autonomous cars

19 Sep 2017 10:50:00 EDT

Audi A8, laws and liability



Reports: Backup

19 Sep 2017 10:50:00 EDT

Time Machine-CCC coordination, NFS mess



iOS 11

19 Sep 2017 14:24:00 EDT

Apple has security patches in its new mobile OS, which drops support for 32-bit devices.



Safari 11

19 Sep 2017 14:24:00 EDT

Apple's web browser gets security patches for OS X 10.11 and up.



Xcode 9

19 Sep 2017 14:24:00 EDT

Apple's development system gets security patches and other updates, including iOS 11 support for ARkit and Core ML.



Apple security updates

19 Sep 2017 14:24:00 EDT

In addition to Xcode 9, Safari 11 and iOS 11 security updates, Apple also has patches in new tvOS, watchOS and iTunes releases.



Reports: Anti-virus apps

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Malwarebytes update



Reports: Internet services

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Verizon Wireless ditches rural customers



Reports: Mac marginalization

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

media creation vs. consumption



Reports: Security

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

election hacking/vote integrity



Suspicious Package

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

This utility lets you peek into OS X installer packages to see what they might be doing to your Mac... before they do it.



Clementine

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Here's a free alternative to iTunes for playing music and Internet radio stations, managing playlists, album artwork, metadata and more.



Musictube

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

This cross-platform music (and video) player draws on YouTube's vast collection of recordings.



Belkin Boost Up

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Belkin announced a wireless charging pad for Apple's new phones... due at the end of next month.



PowerPort Qi

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Anker has a Qi charging pad, available now for short money (at Amazon).



Mophie Charging Base

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Apple is selling Mophie's wireless charger.



Duet Display

18 Sep 2017 06:45:00 EDT

Add a Touch Bar to an iPad for controlling your Mac, or turn your iPad Pro and Apple Pencil into a drawing tablet for the Mac. The latest version adds High Sierra support.



Reports: Apple Mail

15 Sep 2017 10:05:00 EDT

tips for mail sync across two Macs (POP and IMAP accounts)



Reports: Applications

15 Sep 2017 10:05:00 EDT

iWork suite vs. Microsoft Office



Reports: Quicken

15 Sep 2017 10:05:00 EDT

quote overload, Dow Jones symbols



ClamXAV

15 Sep 2017 12:35:00 EDT

This popular anti-virus utility, which provides virus scanning and frequently updated malware definitions on top of a solid anti-virus engine, gets an update for High Sierra plus a few bug fixes and improvements.



ChronoSync

15 Sep 2017 13:10:00 EDT

This full-featured backup and sync program can work remotely or locally, with cloud storage or direct connections, and with support for iPhones and iPads, too. A new release includes preliminary High Sierra/APFS support.



Reports: Apple Maps

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

SSL (HTTPS) starts working



Reports: AppleCare

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

iPhone touch disease



Reports: Autonomous vehicles

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

voluntary safety standards



Reports: iOS 11

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

pairing security, hardware compatibility, App Store/iTunes



Reports: Office 2016

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

VBA back for the Mac



Reports: Security

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

lawsuits over unconstitutional search at U.S. border



Reports: Time Machine

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

backup loss and encrypted erasure



Silkypix

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

Here's another option for photographers abandoned by Aperture and/or disgusted with Adobe.



SuperDuper

14 Sep 2017 09:56:00 EDT

The popular backup app gets support for HFS+ volumes in High Sierra, but APFS support isn't yet ready.



BBedit

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

The professional text editor with a wealth of features for programmers, web developers and others offers a free, full-function 30-day demo mode and a continuing free mode. The latest release brings a High Sierra fix.



Cocktail

14 Sep 2017 00:58:00 EDT

This Mac utility app gives you graphical access to a huge range of Mac configuration settings and system information.



Reports: Apple authentication

13 Sep 2017 00:40:00 EDT

iCloud/Apple ID confusions



Reports: Equifax breach

13 Sep 2017 00:40:00 EDT

analysis and recommendations, lawsuits, ID theft and more



Reports: Router security

13 Sep 2017 00:40:00 EDT

D-Link security holes



Reports: Security

13 Sep 2017 00:40:00 EDT

voting and election hacking



Reports: Virtualization

13 Sep 2017 00:40:00 EDT

file exchange options



Reports: Vulnerabilities

13 Sep 2017 00:40:00 EDT

Bluetooth, voice assistant issues, sound tracker



iTunes

19 Sep 2017 14:10:00 EDT

Apple updates iTunes, but you might want to hold back the update, because it abandons existing capabilities and reverting may not be easy. (It also drops OS X 10.9 support while adding iOS 11 support.) However, the update also includes unspecified security changes.



Microsoft Office security patches

13 Sep 2017 10:52:00 EDT

Microsoft patches more security holes that attackers can exploit via Office documents.



Apple announcements

12 Sep 2017 16:34:00 EDT

Tim Cook started Apple's announcement event today with dramatic homage to Steve Jobs in Apple's new Steve Jobs Theater and briefly acknowledged current hurricane disasters, before pivoting to Angela Ahrendts talking about Apple retail stores. iPhone X with Face ID, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch 3 and iPhone 8 followed. Meanwhile, High Sierra got a release date.



Reports: Aperture

12 Sep 2017 09:56:00 EDT

Raw support, Tim Cook response



Reports: Applications

12 Sep 2017 09:56:00 EDT

Apple Pages



Reports: Quicken

12 Sep 2017 09:56:00 EDT

quotes limitation



Adobe security flaws "critical"

12 Sep 2017 12:08:00 EDT

Here's another batch of patches for critical Adobe security flaws in Flash and ColdFusion.



Reports: Apple security

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

broken SKEL



Reports: iTunes

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

cross-account launch, other problems



Reports: Safari

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

Spotify problem



Cryptomator

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

Encrypt files you put on cloud servers and access them from Mac, iOS, Linux Windows and Android platforms.



MountainDuck

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

Mount network storage as a virtual local drive (now with support for Cryptomator vaults).



Viscosity

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

Create, edit, control and manage OpenVPN connections with this Mac app (now updated for High Sierra).



My Passport SSD

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

Western Digital has a compact SSD with a USB-C port.



Bezalel wireless chargers

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

This company has wireless magnetic charging cases for iPhone 6 and 7 models, plus charging bases for cars, desks and mobile use.



Purism

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

This company offers unique high-security/privacy laptops (though they run a Linux variant, not macOS) and they're crowdfunding a high-security/privacy phone project.



Ultrasonic Analyzer

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

This audio analysis app handles ultrasonic frequencies (which you can capture with a specialized USB mic).



GPSModifier

11 Sep 2017 00:12:00 EDT

Drag and drop to add or move GPS locations in your photo files.



Reports: macOS High Sierra

08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Microsoft Office malware, plus Aperture compatibility issues and Apple vs. Adobe apps



Reports: Help please

08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

cloning/sync between two Macs



Reports: Microsoft Office

08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Mac vs. Windows Outlook



Reports: Storage

08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

partition issues



Reports: Vulnerabilities

08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

election hacking



Reports: Windows security

08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

hacking Windows 10 S



Reports: Adobe Flash

07 Sep 2017 10:10:00 EDT

HTML5 alternatives



Reports: Apple architecture

07 Sep 2017 10:10:00 EDT

Steve Jobs Theater



Reports: Apple management

07 Sep 2017 10:10:00 EDT

music and video



Reports: Autonomous cars

07 Sep 2017 10:10:00 EDT

U.S. legislation



Reports: Development

07 Sep 2017 10:10:00 EDT

Apple developer website problem