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#1582: iOS 15.0.1 and iPadOS 15.0.1, Apple Watch Series 7 dates, cautionary tale about backups, using Live Text and Safari extensions

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 shipped with a couple of annoying bugs, like Unlock with Apple Watch failing for some iPhone 13 units and erroneous “Storage Almost Full” messages. Apple has now fixed those in iOS 15.0.1 and iPadOS 15.0.1. Apple also announced when you will be able to get an Apple Watch Series 7. For those who think about backups, Glenn Fleishman shares a cautionary tale about an edge case in which he lost a file despite having three continuous archiving systems in place. Finally, if you have upgraded your iPhone and iPad, Take Control of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 author Josh Centers has articles on two new features: leveraging Live Text to select and copy text in images and finding, installing, and using Safari extensions. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pages 11.2, Numbers 11.2, and Keynote 11.2; Audio Hijack 3.8.6, Piezo 1.7.5, and SoundSource 5.3.6; and Nisus Writer Pro 3.2.2 and Nisus Writer Express 4.2.2.

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Digitize Any Text with Live Text in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

With the new Live Text feature of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, any text your device’s camera can see or that appears in a photo or other image can be selected, copied, and pasted like any other text. It’s a brilliant feature, and “Take Control of iOS 15” author Josh Centers explains how and where you can use it.