Password protection comes to Pages, Numbers, Keynotes on Mac-iOS-iCloud — Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps across macOS, iOS and iCloud web apps. The feature that stands out the most is the ability to add password protection to your documents using Touch ID. Until now, Notes was the only document-related app in the Default Apps ecosystem that enabled secure notes. The macOS updates can be downloaded through the Mac App Store, while iOS updates are on the App Store. The iCloud versions were also updated, on Apple’s end.
Mac Observer tells you how to use this feature.
macOS 10.12.3 added enterprise features — New enterprise features include the tethered-caching command, which optimises certain downloads for iOS devices tethered via USB.
macOS 10.12.3 updates the security command to include the delete-identity option, which deletes both a certificate and its private key from a keychain; updates the profiles command to include the -N flag, which displays a device-enrollment notification that prompts the user to complete Mobile Device Management (MDM) enrollment; fixes an issue that causes notebook computers connected to certain docking stations to display a blank screen instead of the macOS login window on the built-in display; fixes an issue that causes a newly changed user-account password to be rejected at the macOS login window, if FileVault is turned on and adds the ability to automatically renew certain certificates delivered via a configuration profile.
It also includes numerous Xsan fixes. But hey, it also added Siri support for cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.
Creating an App-Specific Password for iCloud in macOS — With the threat from a group of hackers to wipe out thousands of iCloud accounts, securing those accounts has become even more important. Users have been urged to change their iCloud passwords. Once you enable two-factor authentication, though, you might notice certain third-party apps asking for an App-Specific Password. Here’s the process of setting one.
MacVideo Promo launches free video editor for macOS — MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, is giving away Media 100 Suite 2.1.8, the latest version of its video editing software for macOS.
It provides output for tape and file-based workflows. Editors can edit in Media 100 and export their Media 100 timeline to Adobe After Effects for finishing. In addition, Boris RED is included for integrated transitions and titling on the Media 100 timeline. This video introduces the software, although in this it says the video is only free for 15 days.
Corduroy Code debuts new video player/editor for the Mac — Corduroy Code has debuted Videoloupe, a video player and editor for macOS. It’s designed to bridge the gap between basic video players and professional editing suites.
Videoloupe provides a mix of playback controls, editing tools and export options. Features like track removal, lossless trimming and watermarking can be performed without the need of a complicated timeline editor or the hassle of dealing with projects, according to Kenny Carruthers, founder of Corduroy Code and developer of Videoloupe.
Videoloupe requires macOS 10.12 or newer. It normally costs US$29.99 (about NZ$43). However, in celebration of its release, Corduroy Code is offering users 25% off the normal retail price (down to NZ$33). Enter the coupon code VL25LAUNCH at the time of purchase to receive the discount. This is a limited time offer that expires on April 9.