Does Safari in iOS 15 turn your world upside down? Take Control of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 author Josh Centers tackles the many changes to Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, explaining the new features and how to undo some of the more radical changes, like putting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen. If you find your Apple Watch isn’t unlocking your new iPhone 13, it’s not just you: Apple has said it’s aware of the bug and will soon ship a fix. For those on older devices, Apple has released iOS 12.5.5 and Security Update 2021-006 Catalina to plug some major security holes—update right away. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata offers an overview of Apple’s Center Stage feature, explains what it does, and compares it to the smart display competition from Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Notable Mac app releases this week include GraphicConverter 11.5.2, Safari 15, Fantastical 3.4.5 and Cardhop 2.0.6, Zoom 5.8, and Toast 20 Titanium and Toast 20 Pro.
If you’re unable to turn on Unlock with Apple Watch on your new iPhone 13, you’re not alone. Apple promises a fix in an upcoming software update.
Apple has updated iOS 12 and macOS 10.15 Catalina to address severe security vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild. Update right away.
In iOS 15, Safari receives some of its most significant interface and feature changes in years. Here’s how to make sense of and take advantage of them (and how to revert to previous designs in a few cases).
Apple recently unveiled an iPad camera feature called Center Stage that keeps one or more people within the frame during video chats even when they move around. Julio Ojeda-Zapata gave Center Stage a try and compared it to smart displays from Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
Adds support for exporting GPS waypoint data via GPX file and importing JPEG LS. ($39.95 new, free update, 263 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Updates Apple's desktop Web browser with several new features, faster performance, and security updates. (Free, 121.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Maintenance updates for the Flexibits calendar and contact management apps. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 53.9/34.4 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)
Brings a variety of new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the video conferencing app. (Free, 25.8 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Major release for the venerable digital media suite provides support for both M1- and Intel-based Macs. ($99.99/$149.99 new, $59.99/$99.99 upgrade, 599 MB, macOS 10.14+)