Apple has released minor updates to three of its operating systems, including macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update, iOS 11.0.2, and watchOS 4.0.1. They fix a small number of very specific bugs, so read on to see if they’ll improve your Apple experience. Also this week, Adam Engst looks at what’s new in Keyboard Maestro 8 and gets the developer take on PDFKit in High Sierra, Glenn Fleishman explores iOS 11’s new networking states, and Michael Cohen takes you on a tour of the new document management interface in the iWork apps in iOS 11. Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.3, Pixelmator 3.7, OmniFocus 2.11.1, iFlicks 2.6.1, Default Folder X 5.1.7, Alfred 3.5, Fantastical 2.4.2, and Bookends 12.8.4.
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update to address five specific bugs that have affected early adopters of High Sierra. If you use Adobe InDesign, get email through Yahoo, or create encrypted APFS volumes, you’ll want to get this one right away.
Apple has released another update to iOS 11, this time to fix crackling issues during phone calls on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
In an attempt to address the problems early reviewers experienced with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has released watchOS 4.0.1 with a fix that prevents it from preferring inappropriate Wi-Fi networks instead of LTE.
Peter Lewis of Stairways Software has released Keyboard Maestro 8, a major upgrade to the invaluable macro utility for the Mac. It gains over 100 new features, including the capability to send SMS messages and iMessages via Messages, trigger macros based on more events, prompt users within a macro, and much more.
If your workflow relies on third-party PDF-manipulation apps, High Sierra is an improvement over Sierra, but it may still not have caught up with El Capitan. Luckily, Apple has worked around most of the bugs in Preview.
In iOS 11, Apple slipped notable changes into its Control Center networking controls. They’re not obvious, but you can master them.
Apple has updated its iOS iWork suite to use iOS 11’s newly expanded file management capabilities. We look at how it all works.
Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.3, Pixelmator 3.7, OmniFocus 2.11.1, iFlicks 2.6.1, Default Folder X 5.1.7, Alfred 3.5, Fantastical 2.4.2, and Bookends 12.8.4.
In ExtraBITS this week, we learn just how completely Yahoo was hacked in 2013, remember Eudora (fondly!), and discover how Philips has added HomeKit support to Hue accessories.