In this week’s issue of TidBITS, Adam Engst explains what’s really behind the record-breaking iPhone 6s sales, Josh Centers shares what’s new in iOS 9.0.1 (with help from some readers), and Jeff Carlson points out some easily missed details from watchOS 2. If you’re one of the 13 million people who bought a new iPhone, you may be wondering how to migrate your Apple Watch without losing data — Michael Cohen has the solution. XcodeGhost’s days of haunting iOS apps are waning, now that Apple has now warned developers about downloading Xcode from unofficial sources. Josh also offers detailed notes about the new Notes app in iOS 9, and tells you why it now may be the only note-taking app you need. Finally, we’ve announced the winners in our Swift Publisher 4 DealBITS drawing, but everyone wins because we have an exclusive 50 percent discount for all TidBITS readers. Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.5, GraphicConverter 9.7.2, Postbox 4.0.5, LaunchBar 6.5, Fantastical 2.1, and Airfoil 4.9, Nicecast 1.11.6, and Piezo 1.2.9.
Apple has announced record sales for the just-released iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but Adam Engst argues that these numbers reflect Apple’s operational strengths as much as anything else.
A small iOS 9.0.1 update addresses a bug that prevented some users from updating to iOS 9, along with a few other annoyances.
Apple has opened the iPhone 6s spigot. If you are one of those getting a new iPhone, but you have an Apple Watch paired with your old phone, there are a few steps you need to take to make your Apple Watch and your new iPhone happy together.
In response to the XcodeGhost hack, Apple is encouraging developers to get copies of Xcode directly from the company, and is also providing instructions on how to verify the identity of copies acquired via other methods.
See who won copies of Swift Publisher in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software.
The operating system for the Apple Watch, watchOS 2, adds important improvements such as native apps and custom complications. Jeff Carlson reveals some of the lesser-known features and details that enhance the Apple Watch experience.
Notes in iOS 9 offers a number of new features that make it worth another look for hardcore notetakers. Josh Centers, author of “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” surveys the new features.
Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.5, GraphicConverter 9.7.2, Postbox 4.0.5, LaunchBar 6.5, Fantastical 2.1, and Airfoil 4.9, Nicecast 1.11.6, and Piezo 1.2.9.
In ExtraBITS this week, Adam and Josh share details about how to buy an iPhone on the MacJury, Josh discusses iOS 9 on MacVoices, the Apple Watch saves a teenager’s life, and the Oyster ebook subscription service announces it will be shutting down.