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Adam Engst 14 comments

OS Security Updates Address Three More Exploited Vulnerabilities

Updates for macOS 13 Ventura, macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 17 and 16, iPadOS 17 and 16, and watchOS 10 and 9 fix a trio of security vulnerabilities likely being used to install the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Install the updates soon.

Adam Engst 15 comments

OS Security Updates Plug Image and Wallet Vulnerabilities Exploited by Pegasus Spyware

Updates for macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and older Apple operating systems fix a pair of zero-click security vulnerabilities that are being used to install the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Install the updates soon.

Adam Engst 2 comments

watchOS 9.5.1 Probably Fixes Some Problem

It's hard to get excited about a watchOS update that lacks descriptive release notes or even an indication that it might address security vulnerabilities. Install it sometime.

Adam Engst 9 comments

Sports and Bugs in tvOS 16.5, macOS 13.4 Ventura, iOS 16.5, iPadOS 16.5, watchOS 9.5, and HomePod Software 16.5

The latest updates to Apple’s operating systems increase the visibility of sports in Apple News and bring four-up multiview sports games to the Apple TV 4K. Otherwise, there are just a few bug fixes and a new Pride Celebration wallpaper and watch face. Most important are the security updates, which explain the Rapid Security Responses and address another zero-day exploit.

Adam Engst 58 comments

Apple Releases iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, macOS 13.3 Ventura, watchOS 9.4, tvOS 16.4, and HomePod Software 16.4

It’s update day at Apple again, with updates to all the company’s operating systems. A few changes may be particularly welcome, including Voice Isolation for cellular calls, duplicate handling in an iCloud Shared Photo Library, and Web app notifications.

Adam Engst 20 comments

iOS 16.3.1, iPadOS 16.3.1, macOS 13.2.1 Ventura, watchOS 9.3.1, tvOS 16.3.2, and HomePod Software 16.3.2 Fix Bugs and Security Vulnerabilities

Responding to a nasty WebKit vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild, Apple has released updates to all its current operating systems. We recommend updating soon.

Adam Engst 43 comments

Apple Releases iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, macOS 13.1 Ventura, watchOS 9.2, and tvOS 16.2

Apple has updated all of its operating systems, adding the Freeform digital whiteboard app, support for Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, Apple Music Sing, Stage Manager on external displays, and various smaller improvements. A fix for a serious security vulnerability encourages updating soon.

Josh Centers 42 comments

Apple Releases macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16.1, iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, and More

Today is the big day: Apple has released macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16.1 alongside iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, tvOS 16.1, and HomePod Software 16.1.

Josh Centers No comments

iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 Fix Bugs

Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 to address miscellaneous bugs, especially related to the new iPhone 14 models.

Josh Centers 31 comments

iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16 Now Available

Apple has released iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16. Here’s how to get the updates, a brief summary of what’s new, and our advice on when to upgrade.

Josh Centers No comments

iOS 16 and watchOS 9 Will Ship on 12 September 2022

Apple’s latest operating systems for the iPhone and Apple Watch are coming soon. Here’s how to make sure you’re ready.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Apple “Far Out” Event Scheduled for 7 September 2022, iPadOS 16 Delayed

Apple has announced an event for 7 September 2022, titling it "Far Out." We expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, likely accompanied by release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. iPadOS 16 will follow later in the year.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Apple Opens Public Betas for macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16

Apple has opened public betas of its next-generation operating systems, but remember that these aren’t for everyday use. Only install on devices that you can dedicate to testing!

Josh Centers 32 comments

The Real System Requirements for Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

Apple’s upcoming operating systems have a long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Macs from 2015 and 2016 fall by the wayside, and older devices that are generally compatible won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough. Read on to find out what you might be missing.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 2 comments

watchOS 9 Adds Health and Fitness Features

Apple’s unveiling of watchOS 9 at WWDC unsurprisingly emphasized health and fitness updates (along with four new watch faces) but offered a surprise or two, including a new medication-tracking app and a brilliant little Dock tweak.