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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: 20 Apr 2017 11:05:00 EDT

Copyright: Copyright 2017, MacInTouch Inc.
 



Reports: Apple Pay

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

complex processing issues behind the scenes and related problems for customers and merchants



Reports: Apple Messages

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

backup options



Reports: Apple Software Update

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

failed OS X update, plus iTunes Store problem



Reports: Firewalls

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

IPv6 and more



Reports: Hard drives

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

NAS drives, noise abatement



Reports: iTunes

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

CD import bugs; shared accounts, touch bar



Reports: MacBook Pro

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

defective graphics hardware



Reports: Office 2011

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

activation problems, High Sierra compatibility



Reports: Quicken

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

security concerns



Reports: Security

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

Apple patches Broadpwn only for Sierra?!



iMazing

20 Apr 2017 11:05:00 EDT

This remarkable alternative to iTunes for many iOS device management tasks includes Time Machine-like backup/archiving and restoring, Mac-mobile information exchange, file transfer, browsing, cloning and more. The latest updates support iOS 11 and High Sierra (APFS), add WiFi auto-backup, and introduce a free iMazing Mini menubar version.



Postbox

20 Apr 2017 09:52:00 EDT

This email app, a viable alternative to Apple Mail and Thunderbird, gets a few fixes.



VMware Fusion

20 Apr 2017 10:00:00 EDT

The popular virtualization product gets a security update, and it's on sale at 30% off this week.



Reports: Apple CarPlay

19 Jul 2017 00:02:00 EDT

VPN problem



Apple Security Updates

20 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

Apple updates OS X/macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS with patches for serious security holes and other bugs.



Java security patches

19 Apr 2017 12:12:00 EDT

Oracle updates its development/deployment platform with another batch of critical security patches, plus bug fixes. ("28 of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.")



iTunes

19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

"This update includes minor app and performance improvements."



Logic Pro X

19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Apple patches another batch of bugs in its flagship music production app, while making other improvements.



MainStage

19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Apple patches more bugs in its live music performance app.



Roxio Toast 16

19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This Mac app can capture media from multiple sources in sync, convert it for iOS, build DVDs with menus and chapters, copy discs, and much more.



VirtualBox

19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The free virtualization system from Oracle gets some bug fixes.



Reports: App Store

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

iOS browsers, ad blockers, music players



Reports: Help please

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

web video, used Macs



Reports: Internet

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

net neutrality issue



Reports: Photography

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

film copying lightbox



Canvas Draw

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The classic drawing app for vector and raster graphics gets an update.



TG Pro

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This app gives you details about temperatures in your Mac and control over its fans.



Smultron

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This inexpensive Mac text editor has syntax coloring, HTML preview, Unix text tools, grep and more.



UI Browser

18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Control apps via Apple's Accessibility interface with this scripting app.



Reports: Mac Pro

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

CPU upgrade, heatsink



Reports: MacBook Pro

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

graphics defect repairs?



Reports: Magic Mouse

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

problems after El Capitan migration



Reports: Microsoft Office

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Windows Word for old Mac docs



Reports: Security

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

border searches



Reports: Storage

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

SSD Secure Erase



Reports: Voice recognition

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Jabra headset



FlightGear

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This sophisticated flight simulator is cross-platform and open-source.



OBD Auto Doctor

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This cross-platform software talks to OBD-II automotive interfaces.



M3Unify

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Export songs, albums and playlists from iTunes or the Finder to a folder or storage device (e.g. for playing in a car or other player).



Sound Control 2

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Use this virtual mixer from the menubar or hotkeys to set audio volumes individually for multiple apps.



Balance Lock

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Fix that "annoying left-right drift bug" in OS X.



PopChar X

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Find and use special characters in fonts (even ".AppleSystemUIFont").



JSON Editor

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Manipulate JSON data (including plist files) with syntax coloring and a built-in HTTP client.



LiveCode

17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This visual rapid development system is really, really cross-platform, while its design pays homage to Bill Atkinson's revolutionary HyperCard. (The latest releases bring bug fixes.)



Reports: 2016-2017 MacBook Pro

13 Jul 2017 00:15:00 EDT

100W USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 cables; update failures



Reports: Apple management

13 Jul 2017 00:15:00 EDT

iPhone 8 problems?



Reports: Apple Stores

13 Jul 2017 00:15:00 EDT

Ron Johnson and JC Penney, etc.



Reports: iPhones

13 Jul 2017 00:15:00 EDT

Mac Console app sees iPhone



Reports: Messaging

13 Jul 2017 00:15:00 EDT

Skype compatibility hack



Santa

13 Jul 2017 08:48:00 EDT

Google's Mac team is experimenting with open-source software for distinguishing good programs from malware on the Mac.



Perfect

13 Jul 2017 09:16:00 EDT

Build server-side software, too, in Swift.



Reports: Authentication

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

Apple website, 2FA/2SA hoops, SIM/phone hijacking



Reports: High Sierra

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

Beta 3 fixes Time Machine problem



Reports: Internet/phone services

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

5G wireless, Net Neutrality, rural broadband



Reports: Mac marginalization

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

pro support, MacBook Air, Windows, iPhone 8



Reports: Microsoft Office

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

security/updates



Reports: Remote access

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

Timbuktu tricks for macOS Sierra



Reports: Vulnerabilities

12 Jul 2017 08:55:00 EDT

Broadpwn WiFi hack



Amazon Prime Day

11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Amazon is having a big sale today, which might be worth a look.



Adobe Flash flaws critical

11 Jul 2017 10:48:00 EDT

More critical Adobe Flash security flaws allow "remote code execution."



Acorn

11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The full-featured (yet inexpensive) image editor gets a big update.



Xojo

11 Jul 2017 00:54:00 EDT

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.



Ship

11 Jul 2017 12:04:00 EDT

Track issues across Git repositories with this slick Mac-native app.



Reports: App Store

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

'launchd' problem resolved



Reports: Audio

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

HiFiBerry



Reports: Help please

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Chinese language learning



Reports: Messaging

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Skype problem, alternatives?



Reports: Virtualization

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

caveats for Snow Leopard support?



Reports: Vulnerabilities

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

"Broadpwn" WiFi attack



OS X printer/scanner/fax support

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Apple updates its software support lists for various printer/scanner/fax devices vs. various OS X versions.



Signal

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This high-security iPhone communications app includes encrypted voice calls, messaging, video calls and camera/video/document exchange.



ProtonMail

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

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



On1 Photo Raw

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Free from subscription straightjackets and catalog/import delays, this photo app specializes in fast raw processing but also offers quick browsing, tagging and non-destructive editing with layers, masks, filters and more.



Export for iTunes

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Export iTunes playlists and albums to a flash drive for playing in the car, or to a local folder.



Cesium Music Player

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

If you hate Apple Music, too, this iOS app offers an alternative.



Swinsian

10 Jul 2017 07:52:00 EDT

Need a nicer alternative to iTunes for actually playing music on the Mac (with great sound)?



Where Am I?

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Quickly grab details (and a map) of your current location and share them.



App Pier

10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Quickly open apps and favorite folders, hide and show windows via keyboard shortcuts or Touch Bar.



CPUSetter

10 Jul 2017 10:28:00 EDT

Enable and disable Intel CPU hyperthreading, as well as physical and logical processors.



Reports: Audio

06 Jul 2017 08:52:00 EDT

microphones, gating



Reports: Firefox

06 Jul 2017 08:52:00 EDT

printing



Reports: Photography

06 Jul 2017 08:52:00 EDT

Kodachrome scanning



Reports: User interface

06 Jul 2017 08:52:00 EDT

support vs. changes, complexity and customizations



Compositor

06 Jul 2017 09:25:00 EDT

Prepare LaTeX documents directly in a WYSIWIG app instead of typing tags and compiling source code.



QromaScan, SlideBox

06 Jul 2017 10:08:00 EDT

Put your iPhone camera to use scanning photos and slides with these lightboxes and apps.



Affinity Photo for iPad

06 Jul 2017 09:40:00 EDT

The iPad version of Affinity's popular Photoshop alternative gets a bunch of improvements in the latest update.



Reports: Apple authentication

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

two-factor authentication issues, an iCloud vault concept, Steve Gibson's "Squirrel" (SQRL) login system, authorization code delivery options and issues, iCloud/Apple ID conflation confusion, the 2SV option hunt, app-specific passwords, issues with multiple Apple ID/accounts, email account/password issues, face-scanning and more.



Reports: Development

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

"App: The Human Story" film



Reports: Hackintoshes

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

$70 hack Mac vs. $2000 MacBook Pro



Reports: Hardware bugs

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

Intel CPU flaw



Reports: Security

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

Siri, privacy, subpoenas, voiceprints et al



Reports: Thunderbolt 3

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

Thunder 3 Quad Mini availability



Reports: Vulnerabilities/vectors

05 Jul 2017 08:35:00 EDT

Ukrainian updater attack



Little Snitch

05 Jul 2017 13:35:00 EDT

The popular network monitor and privacy utility gets a user interface redesign, Touch Bar support, a redesigned Silent Mode and more.



Radio Silence

05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

This firewall app is designed for simplicity and ease of use, while blocking unwanted "phone home" behavior.



DetectX

05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

This inexpensive utility, which scans your system for malware, adware and other nasties, gets an update for High Sierra and "scans for active osascript browser hijacks."



VLC Media Player

05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

The all=purpose media player and transcoder gets security updates and other improvements.



GPX Editor

05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

This full-featured app lets you view, map, edit and convert GPX (GPS eXchange) data.



VBoxRawdisk

05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

This utility can help set up VirtualDisk raw access to a hard drive, but use it with care.



Reports: Apple Messages

30 Jun 2017 09:22:00 EDT

Google Chat shutdown