MacUpdater makes it easier than ever to keep your apps up to date [sponsored]

Everyone knows that it’s important to keep your apps updated. Not only does it ensure that you have all the latest features and bug fixes, but more importantly, it makes certain you have the latest security patches available. The Mac App Store does a pretty good job of keeping its own apps up-to-date, but what do you do about third-party software? That’s where MacUpdater comes in.

New to Mac? Here’s all the tools in the Mac Utilities folder

macOS Utilities Folder

If you’ve just purchased your first Mac, and especially if you’re coming from Windows, you might be wondering about the Utilities folder. You may see the folder but have yet to open it or you might be looking for a specific tool and don’t realize it’s in that folder.

Whatever the case, we’re here with another in our New to Mac series to help you out! We’ll explain what’s in the Utilities folder and what each tool is for.

Setapp Mac app subscription service adds team support

Setapp for Teams Beta

Setapp is a subscription service aimed at Mac users created by MacPaw Inc. The service provides access to more than 160 applications for $9.99 per month. Up until now, only individual memberships have been available. Starting today, though, MacPaw is offering Setapp for Teams. The company is providing early access to the new teams feature as a public beta.

How to quickly zip and unzip files and folders on Mac

Unzip Archive File on Mac

Compressing files into a ZIP folder is a great way to reduce their size and make them easier to share via email or other means. Additionally, there may be instances where you need to zip entire folders to save space on your computer.

Fortunately, your Mac comes with a built-in tool that allows you to do just that, and can also be used to unzip files and folders that you receive. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of quickly zipping and unzipping files and folders on your Mac without using a third-party application.

Sound Control lets you set per-app volume controls on your Mac

In this week’s episode of “Let’s Talk iOS,” Sebastien and Cody shared frustration over the lack of granular audio control on iOS and macOS. While iOS remains a point of frustration, a simple Mac utility called Sound Control gives users exactly what the name implies.

Sound Control enables application-specific volume sliders on the Mac. In addition to  Menu Bar controls, Sound Control can also be configured with user-defined keyboard shortcuts to adjust the level of a foreground app, or mute any background app.

Pocketdex app by Majd Alfhaily and Surenix complements Pokémon GO

Although fewer people are as excited to play Pokémon GO today as when the game first launched last Summer, it still stands as one of the world’s most popular mobile games.

A new Pokémon GO companion app called Pocketdex is now available on the App Store, and was created with love by two prominent members of the jailbreak community: iOS developer Majd Alfhaily and graphic designer Surenix.

ActIf 2 brings conditional statement support to Activator

To say Activator is a useful tool for jailbreakers is an understatement; the popular extension is by far one of the most powerful tools ever designed for jailbroken devices, and its popularity today is a testament to how the classics never die.

Despite how useful it is out of the box, you can now make it even more powerful with a new jailbreak tweak dubbed ActIf 2 by iOS developer Jay Zuerndorfer, which adds support for conditional statements.

IconCert lets you know when your Yalu certificate expires

The Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak, just like the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak before it, is a semi-untethered jailbreak. This means you must re-sign the jailbreak app after 7 days with Cydia Impactor in order to keep your jailbreak app functioning after a reboot.

A new free jailbreak tweak called IconCert by iOS developer faz helps you keep better track of your Yalu app’s signing status so you can take the proper action to re-sign it accordingly.

Go Radar update adds better Pokémon scanner and improvements to zoom

Ever since the removal of the footsteps feature from Pokémon GO, the crowdsource-based Go Radar app from the App Store has quickly become one of the most popular ways to help with Pokémon tracking.

The latest update (version 2.0) brings Pokémon scanning functionality that users have been requesting for some time, as well as improvements to the app's workflow that helps users get more out of it.