It’s update time again! macOS Sierra 10.12.1, iOS 10.1 and Apple watchOS 3.1 software updates are now available, which include general software and performance improvements and these features: ￼ macOS Sierra 10.12.1 The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of Mac and is recommended for all users. This update:
Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images take on iPhone 7 Plus
Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents
Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account
Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard
Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with AppleWatch
Improves security and stability in Safari
For more information, see the following resources:
As Delawareans, we are proud of our state’s long-running history with Dover AFB, home of the 436th Airlift Wing. In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act which established the Department of Defense, and along with it, the creation of the US Air Force as an independent service. The official birthday of the US Air Force is 18 September 1947. Happy Birthday to the USAF!
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Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference took place last week in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, with kick-off keynote at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Every summer, developers from around the globe convene at WWDC to hone their skills in programming for Apple's mobile and desktop platforms. This is also a time to take a peek at what new things will be coming out in the Apple universe, with expected releases in the early to mid fall. While usually a software event, new hardware can be a anticipated based on the exciting new software capabilities discussed in the keynote address. New hardware products to match up with new software discussed at the keynote, are typically announced in the September-October timeframe. Here are the highlights for this year's WWDC keynote:
macOS Sierra The name of the new operating system for Mac desktops and portables will be “Sierra,” but the notable change is the word in front of the mountain. A few years ago, Apple dropped the “Mac” from “Mac OS X” and the operating system was then “OS X.” Now, the “X” is dropped, bringing the nomenclature in-line with the other product names. Check out Macworld.com’s macOS Sierra FAQ.
iOS 10 Lots of improvements and new features, including enhanced messaging, photos, voicemail transcription, just to name a few. Checkout this slideshow from Macworld.com.
watchOS Yes the Apple watch has it’s own operating system. The latest version includes more customization, an dthe ability to be “tetherless,” meaning it can connect to open Wi-Fi networks without needing to connect to your iPhone first. Check out Techradar’s Apple Watch OS 2: everything you need to know.
tvOS That little AppleTV box is pretty smart, and about to get smarter, with Siri voice commands, just like your iPhone and iPad, single sign-in for all your video streaming accounts (similar to Keychains in macOS), and apps! Check out iMore.com’s tvOS first look: Taking AppleTV to the next level.
Of note… Among the many other points on the WWDC agenda, the upgrades to Apple’s HomeKit API caught our eye, promising exciting things in home automation and security. Not only will AppleTV have control of HomeKit enabled devices, but also video camera support has been added. All HomeKit devices will be controlled thru a new Home app. Check out this story from CNET: New connected cameras will help Apple expand its reach in the smart home's door.
In case you missed it, here is the full video of Apple’s WWDC 2016:
Wishing all our friends and clients a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year! Thank you for all your support in 2015! We appreciate your business and your trust. Jefferson Consulting looks forward to working with you in 2016, and helping you meet and exceed your technology goals. Toward that end, we are highlighting some exciting new and improved services for the new year:
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We will be discussing the details of these new and improved services in upcoming blog posts. Meanwhile if you have any questions, concerns or needs, please do not hesitate contact us. Jefferson Consulting stands ready to serve your technology support and training needs!
Best wishes for the new year,
Davis H. Jefferson President and CEO Jefferson Consulting Associates LLC