Friday, October 30, 2015

Outline of October 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

NCC-Mac October 2015 Meeting

Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Xcode 7.0.1
What's New
Xcode 7.0.1 fixes bugs related to app thinning.
Xcode 7.1
What's New
Xcode 7.1 includes Swift 2.1 and SDKs for iOS 9.1, watchOS 2, tvOS, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Now you can go beyond the simulator to test your app on an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, 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 7.1:

• Support for tvOS including storyboards, unit and UI testing, playgrounds, and crash logs
• New workflow to add a device for development and testing, select Window > Devices then click the + button
• Storyboard support for 3D Touch gestures
• View debugger presents an improved view of Auto Layout contraints at runtime
• Enhanced XCPlayground API gives playground authors more power
• Swift 2.1 improves interoperability with C code
• Two-factor authentication support when adding an Apple ID account
iOS 9.0.2
This update contains bug fixes and improvements including:

Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage
Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users
Resolves an issue where an iCloud Backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup
Fixes an issue where the screen could incorrectly rotate when receiving notifications
Improves the stability of Podcasts

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

Post Date: Sep 30, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
iOS 9.1
This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

    • Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements 
    • Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis 
    • Improved stability including CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search 
    • Improved performance while in Multitasking UI 
    • Fixes an issue that could cause Calendar to become unresponsive in Month view 
    • Fixes an issue that prevented Game Center from launching for some users 
    • Resolves an issue that zoomed the content of some apps 
    • Resolves an issue that could cause an incorrect unread mail count for POP mail accounts 
    • Fixes an issue that prevented users from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages 
    • Fixes an issue that caused some messages to not appear in Mail search results 
    • Resolves an issue that left a gray bar in the body of an Audio Message 
    • Fixes an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers 
    • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store 

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

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
OS X El Capitan, the latest version of the Mac operating system, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of ways that you’ll enjoy everyday. 

Make the most of your screen with Split View.
• Focus on two apps at once – neatly arranged side by side — in full screen without distractions.

Take control of your desktop with Mission Control.
• View all your open windows in a single layer with no overlap, so you can instantly find that window you’re looking for.
• Create a new desktop space easily by dragging a window to the top of your screen.

Smarter search in Spotlight.
• Search for weather, stocks, sports, web video, and transit information right in Spotlight.
• Use your own words to search for files on your Mac, like “Documents I edited yesterday.”
• Resize the Spotlight window and move it anywhere on the screen.

Handy improvements in Mail.
• Use your trackpad to manage your inbox with a swipe, just like on iPhone. Swipe right to mark as read or unread, or swipe left to delete.
• Mail automatically suggests contacts and events from your messages to help you keep your Contacts and Calendar organized.
• An improved full-screen view lets you switch between your inbox and your draft email messages.

A simple and powerful all-new Notes app.
• Format your notes with titles, paragraph headings, bullets, numbers, and checklists.
• Save rich content like photos, videos, documents, PDFs, web links, and map locations.
• Easily search and browse the content from all your notes in the Attachments Browser.
• Add content to a note directly from other OS X apps using the Share menu.
• Create notes on your Mac and they’ll automatically sync to your iOS devices using iCloud. 

New ways to organize and enhance your images in Photos.
• Photos automatically organizes your library and helps you edit like a pro with simple and powerful editing tools.
• Access your library on all your devices with iCloud Photo Library.
• Add or edit location data, and batch change titles, descriptions, and keywords.
• Sort your albums and the photos in them by date, title, and more.
• Use third-party editing extensions to take your photo editing to the next level. 

Better surfing in Safari.
• Keep your favorite websites open, up to date, and easily accessible with Pinned Sites.
• Choose a font and theme for Reader, including Sepia and Night themes.
• Mute web page audio from the Smart Search field. 

Maps, now with Transit view.
• See transit lines and stations for select cities, including subway, train, bus, and ferry routes.
• Plan your trip based on when you want to leave or arrive.
• Research your trip on your Mac and share it to your iPhone or iPad for use on the go.

New fonts.
• Designed for Retina displays, beautiful system font San Francisco is crisp, clear and space efficient. 
• PingFang (苹方), the new Chinese system font, is designed for crisp readability in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
• Hiragana Sans, the Japanese system font, now features additional weights.
• Four new Japanese fonts let you add a personal touch to documents and presentations.

Improved input methods for Chinese and Japanese.
• Type Chinese more quickly with an improved character prediction engine and a smarter candidate window.
• Write multiple Chinese characters using the trackpad and the new, roomier Trackpad window.
• Live conversion automatically transforms Hiragana into written Japanese as you type.

Faster graphics with Metal.
• Enjoy faster, more efficient system-level graphics rendering.
• Experience a richer, more immersive gaming experience.
• Create content more quickly with accelerated high-performance apps.

Snappier performance for everyday tasks.
• Launch apps and switch between them more quickly.
• Access email and render PDFs more quickly.
OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Update
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
Improves installer reliability when upgrading to OS X El Capitan
Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016
Fixes an issue where outgoing server information may be missing from Mail
Resolves an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in Mail
Resolves an issue that prevents certain Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning properly
Improves VoiceOver reliability
Adds over 150 new emoji characters with full Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 support

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT205360
Security Content

For detailed information about the security content of this update, see Apple security updates.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

File Size: 1.19 GB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
iMovie 10.1 (Mac OS)
What's New
• Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible Mac computers (1)
• Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action
• Import movies and trailers from iMovie for iOS (version 2.2 and later), so you can start editing on an iOS device and finish on your Mac
• Redesigned Media view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos
• Projects view makes it easy to find and open your movies and trailers
• Tabs in the Browser give you faster access to titles, backgrounds, transitions, and music while editing a movie
• Option to hide Browser while editing a movie
• 10 additional video filters from iMovie for iOS
• View pixel-for-pixel 4K video while editing a movie on iMac with Retina 5K display


(1) 4K export requires a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4 GB RAM. Full-resolution 4K playback is supported on iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or later) when connected to a 4K display.
iMovie 2.2.1 (iOS)
iOS Universal Photography
  
What's New
• Create and share movies at 4K resolution on iPad Air 2 with iOS 9.1*
• Fixes an issue that could prevent users from creating new trailers in some languages
• Resolves issues importing and removing projects from iCloud Drive
• Addresses interface issues that could appear in some right-to-left languages
• Addresses interface issues that could appear in iMovie extension for Photos
• Performance and stability improvements

* iMovie supports 4K on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro
Pages 5.6 (Mac OS)
What's New
• Multitask while editing using new Split View in El Capitan
• Open Pages ’08 and ’06 documents
• Shared Pages documents can now be previewed on iOS and Android browsers
• Force click images and get haptic feedback as you edit using Force Touch trackpad
• New Apple-designed templates: ePub, Kids Certificate, Classic Certificate, School Newsletter
• Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
• Enhanced support for OpenType font features like small caps, contextual fractions, alternative glyphs and more
• View Collections, Moments, Favorites and Shared Albums from Photos in the Media Browser
• Add reference lines to charts
• Create table, chart and shape styles from an image
• Add and review comments with VoiceOver
• Track changes with VoiceOver
• Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
• Additional AppleScript options for PDF export
• Additional AppleScript options for ePub export
• Improved Word compatibility for charts, text overflows and non-rectangular masks
• Improved Word export
• Improved ePub export
• Improved EndNote support
Pages 2.6 (iOS)
What's New
• Multitask while editing using new Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture on iPad* 
• Quickly access formatting tools from the new Shortcut Bar on iPad
• Easily select text using new Multi-Touch gestures on iPad
• Use keyboard shortcuts when connected to a wireless keyboard
• Support for new 3D Touch
• Open Pages ’08 and ’06 documents
• Preview shared documents on iOS and Android browsers
• View and restore changes made to a document over time
• New Apple-designed templates: Kids Certificate, Classic Certificate, School Newsletter
• Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
• Add reference lines to charts
• Enhanced bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew
• Improved Word compatibility for charts, text overflows and non-rectangular masks
• Improved Word export
• Improved ePub export

Many accessibility improvements:
• VoiceOver can now read relevant text formatting details including font name and font size while editing
• Add and review comments with VoiceOver
• Track changes with VoiceOver
• Add, remove and rearrange rows, columns and cells with VoiceOver
• Get table header information with VoiceOver
• Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
• Change document settings with VoiceOver

* Split View is available on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4
Keynote 6.6 (Mac OS)
What's New
• Multitask while editing using new Split View in El Capitan
• Open Keynote ’08 and ’06 presentations
• Shared Keynote presentations can now be previewed on iOS and Android browsers
• Force click images and get haptic feedback as you edit using Force Touch trackpad
• New build animation: Line Draw
• New Apple-designed themes: Modern Type, Exhibition, Drafting
• Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
• Enhanced support for OpenType font features like small caps, contextual fractions, alternative glyphs and more
• View Collections, Moments, Favorites and Shared Albums from Photos in the Media Browser
• Add reference lines to charts
• Create table, chart and shape styles from an image
• Easily edit presenter notes with VoiceOver
• VoiceOver can now read presenter notes during slideshows
• Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
• Add and review comments with VoiceOver
• Full bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew
• Additional AppleScript options for PDF export
• Additional AppleScript options for PowerPoint export
• Improved PowerPoint compatibility for charts, text overflows, non-rectangular masks, animation mapping, and theme import and export
• Improved PowerPoint export
Keynote 2.6 (iOS)
What's New
• Multitask while editing using new Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture on iPad* 
• Quickly access formatting tools from the new Shortcut Bar on iPad
• Easily select text using new Multi-Touch gestures on iPad
• Use keyboard shortcuts when connected to a wireless keyboard
• Support for new 3D Touch
• Open Keynote ’08 and ’06 presentations
• Edit and present in portrait orientation
• Preview shared documents on iOS and Android browsers
• View and restore changes made to a document over time
• New build animation: Line Draw
• New Apple-designed themes: Modern Type, Exhibition, Drafting
• Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
• Add reference lines to charts
• Full bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew
• Improved PowerPoint compatibility for charts, text overflows, non-rectangular masks, animation mapping, and theme import and export
• Improved PowerPoint export

Many accessibility improvements:
• VoiceOver can now read relevant text formatting details including font name and font size while editing
• Easily edit presenter notes with VoiceOver
• VoiceOver can now read presenter notes during slideshows
• Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
• Add, remove and rearrange rows, columns and cells with VoiceOver
• Get table header information with VoiceOver
• Add and review comments with VoiceOver

* Split View is available on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4
Numbers 3.6 (Mac OS)
What's New
• Multitask while editing using new Split View in El Capitan
• Open Numbers ’08 spreadsheets
• Shared Numbers spreadsheets can now be previewed on iOS and Android browsers
• Force click images and get haptic feedback as you edit using Force Touch trackpad
• Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
• Enhanced support for OpenType font features like small caps, contextual fractions, alternative glyphs and more
• View Collections, Moments, Favorites and Shared Albums from Photos in the Media Browser
• Add reference lines to charts
• Create table, chart and shape styles from an image
• Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
• Add and review comments with VoiceOver
• Additional AppleScript options for PDF export
• Additional AppleScript options for Excel export
• Improved Excel compatibility for charts, text overflows and non-rectangular masks
• Improved Excel export
Numbers 2.6 (iOS)
What's New
• Multitask while editing using new Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture on iPad* 
• Quickly access formatting tools from the new Shortcut Bar on iPad
• Easily select text using new Multi-Touch gestures on iPad
• Use keyboard shortcuts when connected to a wireless keyboard
• Support for new 3D Touch
• Open Numbers ’08 spreadsheets
• Preview shared documents on iOS and Android browsers
• View and restore changes made to a document over time
• Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
• Add reference lines to charts
• Improved Excel compatibility for charts, text overflows and non-rectangular masks
• Improved Excel export

Many accessibility improvements:
• Add, remove and rearrange rows, columns and cells with VoiceOver
• Get table header information with VoiceOver
• Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
• Interact with checkbox, sliders, stepper, star ratings and pop-up menu cells with VoiceOver
• VoiceOver can now read relevant text formatting details including font name and font size while editing
• Add and review comments with VoiceOver
• Access print preview with VoiceOver

* Split View is available on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.17
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X El Capitan:

       • DxO ONE
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 / DMC-FZ330
       • Pentax K-3 II
       • Pentax K-S2

For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.

Post Date: Oct 19, 2015

File Size: 7.9 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
Security Update 2015-007 Mavericks
Security Update 2015-007 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

File Size: 266.2 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite
Security Update 2015-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

File Size: 334.7 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10
Mac EFI Security Update 2015-002
This firmware update improves security of Mac systems by addressing an issue where EFI could potentially be overwritten without authorization.

For more information on the security content of this update see https://support.apple.com/kb/HT205317

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

File Size: 86 MB

System Requirements
OS X 10.9.5
iTunes 12.3.1 (Mac OS)
This update improves the experience for iTunes Match subscribers and Apple Music members:
• Fixes an uploading issue that may have kept songs pending.

It also includes improvements to overall stability and performance. 

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

System Requirements
OS X version 10.8.5 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
Apple Watch OS 2.0.1
This update contains new emoji characters, performance improvements, and bug fixes, including:
Fixes an issue that could cause software updates to stall
Fixes issues that were impacting battery performance
Resolves an issue that prevented a managed iPhone from syncing iOS Calendar events to Apple Watch
Addresses an issue that could prevent location information from properly updating
Fixes an issue that could cause Digital Touch to send from an email address instead of a phone number
Addresses an issue that could cause instability when using a Live Photo as a watch face
Resolves an issue that allows the sensors to stay on indefinitely when using Siri to measure heart rate

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app

Post Date: Oct 21, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
iTunes U 3.1 (iOS)
iOS Universal Education

What's New
• Posts can now include images
• Grade book displays student’s average grade within a course
• Grade book displays minimum, maximum and mean grades for an assignment 
• iTunes U is now designed to take advantage of the larger canvas of iPad Pro
• Includes minor stability and performance improvements
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois 
Library.
(subject to confirmation)
New iMac line, new Magic peripherals

Q&A, General Discussion