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.
Apple has released an update to fix both the bug that prevented Unlock with Apple Watch from working for all iPhone 13 users and the annoying “Storage Almost Full” notification.
Apple says that the Apple Watch Series 7 will be available to order on 8 October 2021 and will be in stores starting 15 October 2021. Whether or not it’s worth upgrading to depends on what Apple Watch model you have now.
You’d think that three separate continuous file-archiving systems would have been enough to protect Glenn Fleishman from his own mistake after modifying a file whose original he wanted to see. Unfortunately, circumstances conspired. His cautionary tale offers a lesson.
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.
Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 now supports extensions like its big sibling on the Mac. Here’s how to find and use them.
Improves collaboration and translation capabilities for the three iWork apps. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
Bring initial compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey to the three Rogue Amoeba audio apps. ($49/19/39 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.14+)
Address crashes when running beta versions of macOS 12 Monterey and fix various bugs. ($65 and $26 new, free updates, 279/72 MB, macOS 10.11+)