Apps & Updates August 20

Acronis True Image 2020 launches with automatic replication of local Mac backups to the cloud, backup up scheduling, more

Apple’s Time Machine is a great built-in tool to create backups of your Mac but if you’re looking for a more robust and customizable option, Acronis True Image is a notable choice. Arriving today, Acronis True Image 2020 brings improvements and new features like automatic replication of local Mac backups to the cloud, the ability to choose what networks your Mac can use for backups, customizable backup schedules, and more.

Apps & Updates August 16

Parallels 15 landed this week as a major new version of the Windows virtualization software for Mac. The latest update brings support for macOS Catalina, Apple’s next OS update for Mac coming later this fall, including support for features like Sidecar external display functionality with iPad and Apple Pencil. Parallels 15 also now uses Apple’s Metal API for improved graphics and DirectX 11 to allow compatibility with new CAD apps, PC games, and more.

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Apps & Updates August 15

Plex launches new desktop app for Mac with offline viewing, ending HTPC support for PC-connected TVs

Plex has made its latest desktop app available today for macOS and Windows. The new version includes the option to download your content for offline viewing, along with other features that are found in the Plex Media Player. The company has also announced that it will end updates for the Plex Media Player in January 2020 which will eventually bring an end to HTPC support for PC-connected TVs.

AmpliFi mesh Wi-Fi users gain free VPN privacy protection with latest software update

Popular mesh Wi-Fi maker, AmpliFi, is out today with a slick update that offers its AmpliFi Teleport VPN service to all owners of its routers for free. Read on for all the details.

Apps & Updates August 13

Twitter held an event with the press this afternoon detailing some of the features it’s currently testing. The Verge reports that those features include things like Live Photos support on iOS, following specific topics, and more.

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Ecobee HomeKit Thermostat

Apps & Updates August 8

Twitter testing ‘reply notifications’ feature that lets you subscribe to tweet replies

Twitter has detailed a feature it’s testing on iOS that allows you to receive notifications when someone replies to a tweet in which you’re interested. This feature was first discovered earlier this year.

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