The three iWork apps -- Keynote, Numbers and Pages -- received a major update today. All three of the apps now have access to a library of "over 500 professionally drawn shapes" that can be used to enhance the documents you're working on, and those collaborating on iWork documents can reply to comments and join threaded conversations. In addition, Apple says that "new auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing", and the Stock and Currency functions will return data from the previous market day's close.Read More
More updates after the updates, a security whitepaper, and a great way to start weeding out 32-bit iOS apps:
- One day after swamping the internet with OS updates, Apple releases developer betas of new updates to its operating systems
- Want to know what makes Apple device security so good? There's a whitepaper that just got published that gives the details on how they do it
- 32-bit apps are going away later this year. Here's how to start getting them off of your iOS devices
Lost in all of the other updates today was probably one of the biggest updates we've seen in a long time. The app? Apple MainStage 3 for Mac, which is a music-oriented companion app to Logic Pro. Reader Wheat Williams sent us the release notes, which may actually make this the longest post ever published on Apple World Today:Read More
This Monday turned out to be rather eventful, with updates to all of Apple's operating systems, word of a mysterious Bluetooth/NFC device going through the FCC certification process, and news about an iPhone 7 Plus that went for a long swim in a very cold river and lived!
- The watchOS 3.1.3 update might be the first update a lot of Watch owners have successfully installed since watchOS 3 first arrived
- What could a mysterious Apple device with model number A1846 be? We think we have an idea
- That iPhone 7 Plus of yours is probably much more waterproof than you think it is, with an unplanned test in a frozen-over Russian river showing just how hardy it is
To go along with the fresh iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 updates today, Apple also rolled out updates for tvOS and watchOS. watchOS 3.1.3 is the first update since 3.1.1 hit the streets back in December -- I could never personally get watchOS 3.1.1 to install on my Watch, so it will be interesting to see if the update I'm doing right now succeeds.Read More
Apple has updated macOS Sierra to version 10.12.3, recommending the update for all users. Owners of the October, 2016 MacBook Pros will find that the update provides some fixes for their devices.
The update also provides a fix for a bug that prevented the searching of scanned PDF documents in Preview. Whether this resolves all of the many issues that we've seen with PDFs and Preview remains to be seen, and we'll update this post as we find out.
The update can be found in the Mac App Store under Updates.
iOS 10.1.1 has just been released, with a note saying that "This update fixes bugs including an issue where Health data could not be viewed for some users." The update is rather small, weighing in at just 64.2MB.Read More
On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a short list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and Mac OS X:Read More