As we enter into August, not much on the calendar at the moment. It’s unlikely to see much happen this month, but next month (September) should be the standard iPhone release - so no doubt Apple are starting to ramp production of the iPhone 14 and iOS16 updates due for release next month. So I think we’ll see a quite month this month and next month will be busy news wise! So keep an eye out for September if you’re looking to upgrade!
Safari Security Flaw - Update your devices now
Apple this week (20th August) released some security updates to patch a security flaw in Safari that can affect the browser on the iPhone, iPad and some later versions of macOS. So if you’re running these devices it’s a good idea to install the update on all of them.
The versions that were released were -
macOS Monterey 12.5.1
Safari 15.6.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina
To update your iPhone or iPad go to Settings - General - Software Update.
To update on your Mac go to Apple menu - System Preferences - Software Update.
More info about this can be found here.
Apple “Far Out” event date set for September 8th
Apple recently announced the date for their next event - held September 8th 1am Perth time. We should see the release of the iPhone 14 in various models, the Apple Watch Series 8,…and more?
Apple will live stream the event as per normal - so watch this space for more info for all the cool items to be announced.
You can read more about it here.
They also have a cool Augmented Reality if you view the page on an iPhone or iPad. You can read about it here.
New Privacy features coming in iOS16
With iOS16 due to release next month in September (though iPadOS16 is apparently delayed until October), there are some new Privacy features coming in this next revision upgrade.
To prepare for some of these features such as Safety Check, Emergency Reset, Locked Albums, Manage Sharing, the new “Passkeys” feature and more - you can read up about them early - so when it’s released you’re already prepared for it.
More information about the changes and features can be found here.
TSMC nears completion of it’s US factory
With some of the delays the last few years with Apple products due to various reasons, one of Apple’s main chip manufacturer TSMC is nearing completion of another factory in the US. The new $12 billion (USD) factory will be the first of it’s kind to mass produce 5nm chips in the United States. And with Apple looking to open additional factories in other locations around the world this hopefully should help alleviate any shortages they may come up in the factory.
Good to see they’re not putting all their “Apple’s in one basket.”
You can read more about it here.
Have you considered if your computer stops working or could be down for quite a while?
If your computer crashes or is down for a long period time, or even if it’s going to be away for service work for a while, have you considered the down time this could cause to yourself, your work and/or business?
There is a way that an external drive can be set up beforehand where in these sort of circumstances you can still be up and running relatively easy - even if your computer has to go away for days to be repaired.
It’s a relatively cheap and easy process.
If you would like to find out more about how this can be set up for yourself or your business please feel free to drop me an email or call to discuss.
Be aware of “Fake webpages” advising you need to update.
So there is a bit of a rise on the number of webpages or fake links that will try to trick you into calling a number or clicking a link to “update” some piece of software.
I’ve written a page with a bit more info on it here
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