Apple has released iOS 10.0.3 to correct cellular connectivity problems on the iPhone 7 models. Siri is new to macOS 10.12 Sierra, but unlike its iOS sibling, it doesn’t automatically support the “Hey Siri” invocation. However, Adam Engst shares a tip from Scholle McFarland’s “Sierra: A Take Control Crash Course” that shows you how you can activate Siri hands-free. Julio Ojeda-Zapata provides an overview of Google’s latest product announcements and examines how they challenge Apple’s offerings. Finally, Adam rounds up five features missing from Sierra and explains how to work around them. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.27 and Office 2011 14.6.9, OmniFocus 2.7.2, Typinator 6.11, and TextExpander 6.1.
iOS 10.0.3 addresses some unspecified cellular connectivity issues for iPhone 7 users, especially those on Verizon Wireless.
If you want to invoke Siri on your Sierra Mac with your voice — no need to click an icon or press a key — read on for instructions from Scholle McFarland’s “Sierra: A Take Control Crash Course” book.
Yet again, a Google media event with a slew of product reveals follows hard on the heels of a similar Apple event. Although it might seem like a me-too exercise, the announcements showed that Google has an edge over Apple in certain ways with smartphone, Wi-Fi, virtual-reality, and streaming-video tech.
macOS 10.12 Sierra doesn’t just contain new features — it also removes some longstanding capabilities that Mac users have grown accustomed to over the years. Read on to discover what you won’t find in Sierra and how to work around these missing options.
Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.27 and Office 2011 14.6.9, OmniFocus 2.7.2, Typinator 6.11, and TextExpander 6.1.
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple’s automotive plans hit bumps in the road, the iPhone 7 offers a backup Home button, Tim Cook praises augmented reality, and Amazon gives free Kindle books to Amazon Prime members.