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Oct 24, 2022

iOS 16.1 Launching Alongside iPadOS and macOS Ventura

iOS 16.1 will be launched Monday, October 24th with several new features for iPhone users, including iCloud Shared Photo Library, Matter Accessories in Home App and Live Activities support in third-party apps on the App Store, along with several bug fixes.

Apple's newest macOS Ventura is being released on October 24, 2022 along with iOS 16.1 and iPad OS 16. 

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Apple Releases Updates for watchOS 9, tvOS 26 and iOS 16

September 15, 2022

Apple released several updated versions of its operating systems for watchOS 9, tvOS 16 and iOS 16 on September 12, 2022. iOS 16 is the most significant in this group; it includes a new iPhone lock screen featuring information at a glance like upcoming calendar events, battery levels, alarms, time zones, activity ring progress, and more; new Messages editing features, undo send, recover recently deleted messages, collaboration invitations and more; passkeys which replace passwords with an easier and safer sign-in method; and, Mail now allowing scheduled send and a remind me feature by selecting a date and time for the email to resurface in your mailbox.

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Older operating systems will see iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7, and Monterey 12.6. The iPad and macOS versions bring security patches until the release of iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura later this fall. The iOS 15.7 for iPhones serves two purposes; to provide security patches for older iPhones, which are unable to run iOS 16 (iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and the original iPhone SE) and for users who do not wish to upgrade to iOS 16 yet but want security patches.

One of the new features in iOS 16 is the addition of "Security Responses and System Files" found in Settings>Software Update>Automatic Updates. Security Responses and System Files allows Apple to automatically install rapid security responses and system files for iPhone and supported accessories. Some updates require an iPhone restart to complete installation. In addition, some system files will be installed automatically even if the feature is turned off.

Apple also released macOS Big Sur 11.7 for the purpose of patching security vulnerabilities in the operating system and Safari 16 for both Monterey and Big Sur. There has been no update for Catalina, which may be an indication that Apple will no longer be supporting it.

Upcoming articles to follow discussing Messages, Health and many other new iOS 16 features.

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Tech News

Microsoft reiterates upcoming Windows 10 21H1 end of service in December

Windows 10 21H1 is about to reach its end of service (EOS) on December 13, 2022, which means it will no longer receive security updates. If you are still one of those using this Windows version, it is time to upgrade to the latest release to stay protected against attacks on future vulnerabilities that will no longer be patched in the coming months.

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Affected users need to get the latest release of the Windows 10 system or upgrade to Windows 11 before the said date.

FCC takes long-delayed step against spam text surge

More than 10 billion spam texts were sent in the month of August alone — nearly 39 spam texts for every person in the U.S., according to data from RoboKiller, an app that blocks spam calls and texts.

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Open source developers urged to ditch GitHub following Copilot launch

Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and legal services for open source software projects, has called on the open source community to ditch GitHub after quitting the code-hosting and collaboration platform itself.

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Links

  • Apple Trade In: Turn the device you have into the one you want.

    It’s easy to trade in your eligible device for credit toward your next purchase, or get an Apple Gift Card you can use anytime.Footnote 1 If your device isn’t eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, we can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet.

  • There have been 33 iPads released by Apple since the first iPad device was announced and unveiled on January 27, 2010, by Steve Jobs at an Apple press event. On April 3, 2010, the Wi-Fi variant of the device was released in the USA, followed by the release of the "Wi-Fi + 3G" variant on April 30.

    Complete list of iPads, release year and current iOS/iPadOs version can be found here.

    This list contains the official name, generation, screen size, CPU, release date, latest iOS/iPadOS version and status

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