Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Outline of September 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

NCC-Mac September 2015 Meeting

Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Pages 2.5.5 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Numbers 2.5.5 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Keynote 2.5.5 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
iTunes 12.2.2
This update includes the following improvements:

• Click on the Beats 1 banner to see what’s currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show
• You can now view a list of the artists you’re following on Apple Music
• Resolved an issue where iTunes loses its place when you go back to a previous page in Apple Music
• Addressed a problem where artists may be sorted incorrectly in My Music
• Fixed a problem where playlists displayed in the action menu may not match the playlists in your library
• Artists can now share thoughts, photos, music, and videos to Connect, right from iTunes

This update also includes improvements to overall stability and performance.

Post Date: Aug 13, 2015

File Size: OS X (233.2 MB ) Windows (110 MB)

System Requirements

OS X version 10.7.5 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
iOS 9.0
With this update your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features. New multitasking features for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature. And, built-in apps become more powerful with detailed transit information in Maps, a redesigned Notes app, and an all-new News app. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, improve security and give you up to an hour of extra battery life.

Intelligence

    •  Proactive assistance
            Presents relevant information even before you start typing
            Notifies you when you need to leave for appointments using traffic conditions
            Learns what you listen to in a certain location or at a particular time of day and can automatically display playback controls for your preferred music and audio apps 
            Suggested events and contact details are added to apps based on information found in Mail
    •  Siri improvements
            Search your personal photos and videos based on dates, locations and album names
            Ask Siri to remind you about things you’re looking at in your apps, including Safari, Mail, Notes and Messages
            Request directions via public transit
    •  Spotlight search improvements
            Get sports scores, weather conditions and stock prices
            Simple math calculations and conversions
            Initiate messages, phone calls and FaceTime calls from contact search results

New iPad Features

    •  Slide Over
            Quickly use a second app without leaving the one you’re in
            Easily switch between Slide Over apps
            Support for Apple apps and enabled third party apps
    •  Split View
            View and interact with two apps at once
            Ability to resize your view to give equal attention to both apps or prioritize one app over another
            Support for Apple apps and enabled third party apps
    •  Picture in picture
            Continue watching a video while using your favorite apps
            Support for Safari video, FaceTime, Videos and Podcasts and enabled third party apps
    •  QuickType improvements
            Multi-Touch gestures for easier text selection on iPad
            Quick access to text editing tools with Shortcut Bar on iPad
            Support for hardware keyboard shortcuts
            Support for all Unicode emoji flags

Built-in Apps

    •  Map improvements
            Support for public transit lines, station details with exits and entrances, schedules and directions in select major cities
            Browse for places around you by category, including Food, Drinks, Shopping, Fun and more 
            Apple Pay support is indicated on place cards at participating retail locations
            Place cards include Wikipedia information for landmarks and cities
    •  Redesigned Notes app
            Add photos to your notes with the built-in camera or from your Photo Library
            Create useful checklists and check off completed items with a tap
            Sketch a quick thought using just your finger
            Save interesting items directly from other apps using the Share menu
    •  All-new News app
            Read your favorite newspapers, magazines, and blogs, or choose from over a million topics
            Beautiful typography and layouts, photo galleries, videos, animations, and more
            Browse articles that are chosen based on your interests in For You. Find channel and topic recommendations in Explore. News gets more personalized the more you read
            Easily share articles with friends or save them to read later — even when you’re offline
    •  Mail improvements
            Search improvements help you quickly find what you're looking for by filtering results based on sender, recipient, subject or a combination of options
            Support for Markup lets you annotate an image or PDF attachment with text, shapes and even your signature, then send it back — without leaving Mail
            Easily save the attachments you receive or add files from iCloud Drive or other document providers while composing a new message
    •  Apple Pay and Wallet improvements
            Support for Discover cards
            Support for rewards cards and store credit and debit cards
            To check out even faster, you can prepare an upcoming payment by double-clicking the Home button from the Lock Screen and keeping your finger on Touch ID
    •  New iCloud Drive app
            Easily search for a file or browse in the new iCloud Drive app by date, name, or tags you added on your Mac
            Open files in any compatible app or share with those you choose
            Organize folders and files
            Get the iCloud Drive app in Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and select Show on Home Screen
    •  CarPlay improvements 
            Plays back audio messages, letting you hear from people in their own voices
            Full support for car knob controls, so you can tilt and spin to scroll through lists or pan around in Maps 
            Support for CarPlay apps from auto manufacturers

Foundation

    •  Longer battery life
            Up to one hour of additional time before you need to charge your battery
            Facedown detection for turning display off when not in use
            Low power mode optimizes device performance to extend battery by up to an additional three hours
    •  Software updates require less space to download and offer an option to install later
    •  iOS apps and user interface now use Metal to deliver faster scrolling, smoother animation, and better overall performance
    •  Improved security with two-factor authentication support and a default 6 digit passcode support for Touch ID devices

Other improvements

    •  New San Francisco system font
    •  Leave a message option if recipient isn't available for a FaceTime call
    •  Share voicemails from the Phone app using the share sheet
    •  Flight and package tracking for data detectors
    •  Health app adds support for reproductive health, UV exposure, water intake and sedentary state data types
    •  HomeKit adds support for motorized windows and shades, motion sensors and home security system accessories
    •  Podcasts has an all-new design, makes it easy to find the latest episodes of your favorite shows and notifies you when new episodes become available for you
    •  Support for Wi-Fi calling on iPad, iPod touch and Mac, without iPhone in proximity on participating carriers
    •  Wi-Fi Assist to automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor
    •  Transfer content from an Android device with the Move to iOS app, visit http://www.apple.com/move-to-ios for more details

Expanded language support

    •  New PingFang Chinese system font
    •  Improved predictions, learning and autocorrection for Chinese in QuickType
    •  Redesigned punctuation input on 10-key Chinese keyboard
    •  Redesigned User Interface for right-to-left languages
    •  Added Siri support for Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), and Norway
    •  Added Spotlight search support for Mexico
    •  New keyboards for French (Belgium), German (Austria), Gujarati, Hindi (Transliteration), Hinglish, Punjabi, Spanish (Mexico),  and Telugu
    •  Predictive input for French (Belgium), German (Austria), Korean, Russian, Spanish (Mexico), and Turkish
    •  Dictation support for Dutch (Belgium), English (Ireland, Philippines, South Africa), French (Belgium), German (Austria), and Spanish (Chile, Colombia)
    •  Spell check for Finnish and Korean
    •  Definition dictionary for Hindi, Norwegian and Swedish
    •  Bilingual dictionary for French-English and German-English
    •  New Japanese autocorrection and improved predictions and learning in QuickType
    •  Option to switch between number systems for Arabic and Hindi

Enterprise & Education

    •  Assign apps directly to iOS devices without needing to have an iTunes Store account configured
    •  Improved calendar reliability for customers using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync v16
    •  Expanded Per App VPN support for the built-in IPSec and IKEv2 VPN clients
    •  New networking controls for managed apps to help limit international data roaming costs
    •  New restrictions to prevent changes to passcodes, device names and wallpapers, or to disable AirDrop on managed devices
    •  Third party app extension support for VPN, advanced content filtering, and captive Wi-Fi networks 

Accessibility

    •  Touch Accommodations provides additional touch control for those with physical motor limitations
    •  Switch Control Recipes to customize features or create your own
    •  Support for Siri Voices for VoiceOver users
    •  Additional customization of AssistiveTouch
    •  Hardware keyboard support for Key Repeat, Slow Keys and Sticky Keys
    •  Improved MFi hearing aid audio routing to choose where audio is played

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit:    http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:  

Post Date: Sep 16, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Xcode 7.0
What's New
Xcode 7 includes Swift 2 and SDKs for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Now you can go beyond the simulator to test your app on an iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch — for free. Simply enter your Apple ID into the Accounts preference pane, then attach a device to your Mac using a Lightning cable. You can use the same Apple ID you already use for iCloud, iTunes, or the App Store, or create a new one. Join the Apple Developer Program when you’re ready to distribute or submit your apps to the App Store.

New in Xcode 7:

• User interface testing uses accessibility to auto-generate tests for you and run them as part of a test suite
• Code coverage displays what parts of your code are covered (and not) by your test suite
• Interface Builder adds StackViews to simplify the construction of complex interfaces that use Auto Layout
• Game level editors add an animation design timeline with both 2D and 3D support
• Crash logs management adds support for OS X and app extensions
• Address sanitizer points out code that may crash at runtime even when you cannot reproduce yourself
• App thinning uploads all assets to the App Store so the store can then send an optimized app to your customers
• Support for watchOS 2 including project migration tool

New in Swift 2:

• Native error handling model adds a simple try / catch syntax that transparently wraps NSError
• Tests can now access both public and internal methods from external test processes
• Protocol extensions enable a natural chaining syntax for function calls
• Markdown syntax is supported in .swift file comments to add rich text in Quick Help
• Markdown comments in playgrounds render as beautiful rich text, perfect for curriculum documents
• Availability controls warn at compile time when using API that is too new for the minimum target OS
• SDKs for OS X, iOS, and watchOS have more natural interfaces when accessed from Swift
• New language syntax includes guard, defer, and repeat keywords
• Tool to convert source code to Swift 2 via menu: Edit > Convert > To Latest Swift Syntax
iTunes U 3.0.1 (iOS)
This update includes minor stability and performance improvements.
iMovie 2.2 (iOS)
What's New
• Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible iOS devices *
• Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action
• Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to quickly start a new movie right from the Home Screen
• Desktop-class performance on iPad Pro with the ability to edit multiple streams of 4K video and use shortcuts with the Smart Keyboard 
• Enhanced interface on iPad Pro with full-height Media Browser and pixel-for-pixel 1080 HD Viewer
• Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly
• Option to hide Media Browser while editing a movie
• Option to disable Ken Burns animation on a photo
• Redesigned Project Details view lets you watch movies and trailers before opening them
• Redesigned Video view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos on iPad
• Improved Inspector controls with easy-to-read text labels on iPad
• Support for Slide Over and Split View when multitasking with the iMovie Extension for Photos
• Redesigned Audio browser in the iMovie Extension lets you easily browse and hear music
• Performance and stability improvements
• Support for Canadian French, Hindi, and Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)

* 4K support is available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro
Apple Watch OS 2.0
This update contains new features and capabilities for users and developers, including the following:
New watch faces and timekeeping features
Time-lapse videos of Hong Kong, London, Mack Lake, New York, Shanghai, and Paris
Photo and Photo Album so you can see your favorite images every time you raise your wrist, including support for Live Photos
Time Travel with the Digital Crown to see what’s coming in the future or what’s happened in the past
Nightstand Mode so your Watch can be used as a bedside alarm clock
9 new colors to customize your watch face, and a new multicolor Modular face
Support for third-party apps to create complications
Siri improvements
Start a specific workout, get transit directions, or ask to see a glance
Support for FaceTime audio calling and replying to email
Support for HomeKit to control supported devices in your home using Siri
New support for Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), and Norway
Activity and Workout improvements
Workouts from third party apps on the Watch can be included in your Activity rings
Activity rings, workouts, and achievements can be shared from the Activity app on iPhone
Interactive achievements
On-demand weekly summary
Mute Activity notifications for one day
Workouts saved automatically
Apple Pay and Wallet improvements
Support for Discover cards
Support for rewards cards and store credit and debit cards
Add passes to Wallet directly from third party apps on your Watch
Friends and Digital Touch improvements
Add more than 12 Friends directly from Apple Watch
Multiple Friends’ groups that you can name
Send sketches using multiple colors
New options for animated emoji
Maps improvements
Transit view, showing transit lines, stations and intermodal connections in select major cities
View the list of directions for your current route
View station placards with departure information
Music improvements
New Beats 1 button to start playing the 24/7 radio station
New Quick Play button to play a variety of songs from Apple Music
Reply to emails using dictation, emoji, or smart replies customized specifically for email
Make and receive calls using FaceTime audio
Support for Wi-Fi calling without iPhone in proximity on participating carriers
Activation Lock prevents anyone from activating your Apple Watch without your Apple ID and password
New developer capabilities including
Native SDK to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch
Access to accelerometer to more granularly track your motion
Access to heart rate sensor for use during a workout
Access to microphone and speaker to record and play audio
Access to the Taptic Engine with 8 different types of Haptic feedback
Access to the Digital Crown for more precise controls
Ability to play video directly on Apple Watch
Support for running apps without iPhone in proximity, including access to networking capabilities when connected to known Wi-Fi networks
Complications on the watch face
Workouts from apps can be counted towards Activity rings
Workouts from apps can be included in Activity app on iPhone
New support for system language in English (India), Finnish, Indonesian, Norwegian, and Polish
New support for dictation in Dutch (Belgium), English (Ireland, Philippines, South Africa), French (Belgium), German (Austria), Spanish (Chile, Colombia)
New support for smart replies in Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong, Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, English (New Zealand, Singapore), Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Thai


Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Post Date: Sep 21, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
Canon Printer Drivers v3.3 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your Canon printer and scanner.

For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669

Post Date: Sep 15, 2015

File Size: 270 MB

System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
iOS 9.0.1
This update contains bug fixes including:

Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
The next meeting will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
iPad User Guide for iOS 9
El Capitan - A Take Control Crash Course
A brief tour of Time Machine

Apple Special Event, September 2015

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, September 20, 2015

NCC-Mac September 2015 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, September 24, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month we'll do a brief overview of Time Machine, followed by the highlights of Apple's September 9 Special Event.