Apple unleashed an update avalanche last week, with OS X 10.11.1, iOS 9.1, and watchOS 2.0.1 — we have the details on each. Also, the fourth-generation Apple TV is now available for sale and will start shipping later this week. Elsewhere in this issue, Julio Ojeda-Zapata evaluates the Android Wear smartwatch platform for iOS users, Josh Centers explains Siri content reminders in iOS 9, and Adam Engst assigns blame for the Internet’s content woes. Notable software releases this week include Tinderbox 6.3.2, Postbox 4.0.7, SpamSieve 2.9.22, Safari 9.0.1, Mac EFI Security Update 2015-002, and Security Update 2015-007 (Mavericks) and 2015-004 (Yosemite).
Apple has updated OS X 10.11 El Capitan to 10.11.1 with new emoji characters and bug fixes for Mail and Microsoft Office 2016.
Apart from an improvement to Live Photos for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users, and more emoji, iOS 9.1 focuses on bug fixes, none of which are particularly notable.
The latest update to watchOS addresses some minor bugs, including stalled software updates and poor battery life.
Google has made Android Wear watches compatible with the iPhone – but this may be of limited appeal to most iPhone users given severe restrictions, such as an inability to install third-party apps and most watch faces. Watch-model support is limited, too.
The fourth-generation Apple TV is just days away. In the meantime, the current model gets a few new channels, and we tell you how to see the new Apple TV’s screensavers today.
In iOS 9, Siri can now remind you of things you’re viewing on the screen. Josh Centers explains why this feature is useful, and how it helped reduce stress while he was on vacation.
The fuss over Apple allowing ad blockers in iOS 9 made Adam Engst think about who’s to blame for the mess. It’s a long list, and you’re probably on it.
Notable software releases this week include Tinderbox 6.3.2, Postbox 4.0.7, SpamSieve 2.9.22, Safari 9.0.1, Mac EFI Security Update 2015-002, and Security Update 2015-007 (Mavericks) and 2015-004 (Yosemite).
In ExtraBITS this week, Josh Centers talks about TV shows with the Tech Night Owl, Find My Friends arrives on the Web, and publishers are torn between native apps and the mobile Web.