Friday, October 28, 2016

Outline of October 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Music Memos 1.0.3
Oct 04 '16
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
Brother Printer Drivers 4.1 for OS X
This update installs the latest Brother printing or scanner.

For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#brother

Post Date: Oct 6, 2016

File Size: 243.6 MB

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
OS X Mavericks 10.9
OS X Yosemite 10.10
OS X El Capitan 10.11
macOS Sierra 10.12
iOS 10.0.3
iOS 10.0.3 fixes bugs including an issue where some users could temporarily lose cellular connectivity. 

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

Post Date: Oct 17, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Classroom 1.1.2
Oct 17 '16
iOS iPad Education

What's New
• Fixes an issue that in some cases prevented Classroom from discovering nearby student devices
watchOS 3.1
This update includes improvements and bug fixes.
New option to replay bubble and full screen effects in Messages
Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
Fixes an issue that could cause the notification for Timer complete to be delivered twice
Resolves an issue that could prevent Apple Watch Series 2 from fully charging
Resolves an issue where Activity rings may disappear from the watch face
Fixes an issue that prevented Force Touch options from appearing in some third-party apps

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Oct 24, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
iOS 10.1
This update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes.

Camera and Photos
Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
Maps
Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes
Messages
New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio
Apple Watch
Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text
Other improvements and fixes
Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off
Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup

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

Post Date: Oct 24, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
macOS Sierra 10.12.1
The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. 

This update:

- Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken 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 Apple Watch
- Improves security and stability in Safari

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT206174 

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Oct 27, 2016

File Size: 1.36 GB

System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12
tvOS 10.0.1
Apple Releases tvOS 10.0.1 With Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements

Monday October 24, 2016 9:56 AM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10.0.1 comes one and a half months after the release of tvOS 10 and marks the first minor update to the new operating system. tvOS 10.0.1 has been in testing since September 21, with Apple having seeded four betas to developers before releasing it to the public. 

The new tvOS 10.0.1 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System --> Software Update. Those who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to the new operating system automatically. 

As a minor 10.x.x update, tvOS 10.0.1 focuses on performance improvements and bug fixes to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 10. During the beta testing process, no major outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered. 

The tvOS 10.0.1 update does not include support for single sign-on, a feature that will allow Apple TV users to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all live cable content included in a cable subscription. Apple has said single sign-on will be introduced in a future update. 

tvOS 10 brings improved search, expanded Siri capabilities, a new dark mode, a Continuity option for using the iPhone for text input, automatic download of universal apps, easy access to live TV, and more. For full details on what's new in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup.
Safari 10.0.1
OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12

Released October 24, 2016
WebKit
Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may result in the disclosure of user information
Description: An input validation issue was addressed through improved state management.
CVE-2016-4613: an anonymous researcher
WebKit
Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
CVE-2016-4666: Apple
CVE-2016-4677: An anonymous researcher working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative
Security Update 2016-002 (10.11.6)
Security Update 2016-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: 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 24, 2016

File Size: 414.9 MB

System Requirements
 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Security Update 2016-006 (10.10.5)
Security Update 2016-006 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: 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 24, 2016

File Size: 473.6 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Pages 6.0.5
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Stability and performance improvements
Numbers 4.0.5
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Stability and performance improvements
Keynote 7.0.5
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Stability and performance improvements
Pages 3.0.5
Oct 27 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 3.0.5
Oct 27 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 3.0.5
Oct 27 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
iMovie 10.1.3
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Video

What's New
• Support for Touch Bar on MacBook Pro lets you quickly add video clips to your movie, or use them to create picture in picture, green screen, and split screen effects
• Tap the Touch Bar to play your movie, split a clip, or easily adjust the volume of any clip
• Ability to delete render files to recover drive space
GarageBand 10.1.3
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
Xcode 8.1
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Developer Tools

What's New
Xcode 8.1 includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Xcode 8.1 adds support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro:

• Touch Bar displays context-specific buttons when in the Xcode editor, commit sheet, navigator, and Interface Builder
• Debug button in the Control Strip lets you pause and inspect your app while Xcode is in the background
• Interface Builder button updates the frames of selected objects and their children
• Classes in Interface Builder make it easy to add Touch Bar features to your Mac apps
• Touch Bar simulator works on any Mac so you can see how your app works with the Touch Bar
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Apple – October Event 2016

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, October 23, 2016

NCC-Mac October 2016 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, October 27, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

Apple is holding an event the morning of Thursday October 27 to announce a few new products. At this month's meeting I'll be passing on some details of what they announce. Due to the shorter than usual  preparation time I'll be allowed, the format of the slideshow may be "different" than usual. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mac OS Sierra & Quicken incompatibility

I just got a call from a macOS Sierra upgrader that Quicken (unknown version) no longer worked. I had the same problem with my several-years-old Quicken Essentials. Finding out about this kind of problem AFTER upgrading can be a major hassle, to say the least.

<http://roaringapps.com> can be a useful place to check for compatibility issues, but they don't seem to know about Quicken yet.

Quicken 2016 is the latest version, and it had better be Sierra compatible.

I was able to get off easy. I has able to open Quicken Essentials on an older Mac, and export its data in a compatible format. I then chose to jump off the Quicken merry-go-round  altogether and switch to Banktivity (at the Mac App Store)