Last week marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, which Apple commemorated with a touching tribute video. The company also released iOS 15.0.2, iPadOS 15.0.2, and watchOS 8.0.1 to fix a few bugs and a security vulnerability that’s being exploited in the wild. Don’t get the impression that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are problematic—we’re enjoying them thoroughly, and we cover more new features in this issue. Josh Centers explains how to find Exif data in the Photos app and use Visual Lookup to identify plants, pets, books, art, and landmarks. iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and Safari 15 integrate two-factor authentication codes in the new built-in password manager, and Glenn Fleishman tells you how to use it to improve your online security. And Adam Engst delves into iPadOS 15’s new multitasking features, which Apple finally made discoverable for regular users. Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 7.8.8, Mimestream 0.29.2, and DEVONthink 3.8.
It has been a decade since Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died. Apple commemorated the occasion on 5 October 2021 with a brief video on its homepage that it has now posted on YouTube.
Apple has released iOS 15.0.2, iPadOS 15.0.2, and watchOS 8.0.1 to fix some early bugs and a major security vulnerability in iOS and iPadOS.
At long last, Apple has enhanced Photos in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to display Exif metadata in your pictures. Better yet, with Visual Lookup, it can even identify plants, flowers, artworks, landmarks, books, and some pet breeds.
With iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and Safari 15 for macOS, you can add two-factor authentication codes directly to password entries. When you log into a website or app later, the token auto-fills, saving fuss.
Multitasking on the iPad has been a mess for years, thanks to relying on obscure gestures. With iPadOS 15, Apple has added a new Multitasking menu that provides a visible interface along with a new center window option, a shelf for open windows, and a radically enhanced App Switcher.
Brings support for adding file attachments to all item types in 1Password.com accounts. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 78.4 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Brings a variety of new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the native macOS email client for Gmail. (Free, 8.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Notable update with a hefty number of additions and improvements to the document and information manager. ($99 new, free update, 135 MB, macOS 10.11.5+)