Thursday, November 30, 2017

Outline of November 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
HP Printer Drivers v5.1 for OS X
This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201465
Post Date: Oct 24, 2017
File Size: 600.1 MB
System Requirements
​OS X Mavericks and later
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Java for OS X 2017-001
Java for macOS 2017-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.10 Yosemite, macOS 10.9 Mavericks, macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion, and macOS 10.7 Lion.
This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2015-001, 2014-001, and 2013-005 releases.
Quit any Java applications before installing this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6133  for more details about this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.
Keep your software up to date. If you need Java, download the latest version of Java for OS X directly from Oracle https://www.java.com
Post Date: Oct 26, 2017
File Size: 63.98 MB
macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update improves the security, stability, and reliability of your Mac. 
This update:
    • Adds support for 70 new emoji including food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
    • Fixes a bug where Bluetooth may be unavailable during Apple Pay transactions
    • Improves the reliability of Microsoft Exchange message sync in Mail
    • Fixes an issue where Spotlight may not accept keyboard input
Post Date: Oct 31, 2017
File Size: 2.11 GB
Xcode 9.1
Oct 31 '17
Mac OS Developer Tools
What's New
Xcode 9.1 includes Swift 4 and SDKs for iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra 10.13
• Fixes an issue in Simulator that impacted the performance of OpenGL ES and maps
• Improves support for iPhone X
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
Apple TV 1.2.2
Oct 31 '17
iOS Universal Entertainment
What's New
• General updates and enhancements including landscape view on iPhone.
Security Update 2017-004 OS X v10.11.6 El Capitan
Security Update 2017-004 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/HT201222.
Post Date: Oct 31, 2017
File Size: 853.6 MB
System Requirements
OS X v11.1.6
Security Update 2017-001 macOS Sierra
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS.
For more information on the security content of this update see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222.
Post Date: Oct 31, 2017
File Size: 768.3 MB
System Requirements
macOS Sierra v10.12.6
GarageBand 2.3
Nov 01 '17
iOS Universal Music
What's New
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Logic Remote 1.3.3
Nov 01 '17
iOS Universal Music
What's New
• Restores the option to connect your iOS device using a computer-to-computer Wi-Fi network created on your Mac*
• Adds the ability to use a Lightning to USB Cable for wired connection to your Mac**
• Numerous additional stability improvements and bug fixes
*Requires macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 or later
**Requires macOS 10.12.4, iTunes 12.6, and iOS 10.3 or later
iMovie 10.1.8
Nov 01 '17
Mac OS Video
What's New
• Improves overall stability
Apple Store 4.3.1
Nov 01 '17
iOS Universal Shopping
What's New
- It’s now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.
- You can use Touch ID to securely and conveniently pay for your order with your Apple ID, as well as make changes to account settings.
iOS 11.1
iOS 11.1 introduces over 70 new emoji and includes bug fixes and improvements.
 
Emoji
Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
 
Photos
Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots
 
Accessibility
Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages
 
Other improvements and fixes
Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
watchOS 4.1
New features, improvements, and bug fixes include:
Stream music on Apple Watch Series 3 with Apple Music or iCloud Music Library
Listen to live radio on Beats 1, custom stations, and expert-curated stations with the new Radio app on Apple Watch Series 3
Use Siri to find, discover, and play songs, playlists, or albums
Sync fitness data with GymKit-enabled treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and indoor bikes for more accurate distance, pace, and energy burn metrics
Ability to disconnect from a Wi-Fi network in Control Center for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
Fixes an issue for Apple Watch Series 1 and later where Heart Rate notifications were delivered when the feature was not enabled
Fixes an issue where some users did not receive Stand Reminders
Resolves an issue where the current Stand hour indicator did not appear for some users
Resolves an issue that was caused haptics to not be delivered for silent alarms
Addresses an issue that prevented Apple Watch (1st generation) from charging for some users
Resolves an issue where the Sunrise / Sunset complication would sometimes not appear
Restores Mandarin as the default dictation language for China
 
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222
tvOS 11.1
This update includes general performance and stability improvements and this feature:
• Apple TV app: Now available in Norway and Sweden.
iTunes Movie Trailers 1.4.4
Nov 03 '17
iOS Universal Entertainment
What's New
The latest update includes minor improvements and fixes.
Apple Support 1.2.1
Nov 03 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes.
iOS 11.1.1
Nov 9, 2017
 
iOS 11.1.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:
Fixes an issue with keyboard auto-correct
Fixes an issue where Hey Siri stops working
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Clips 2.0
Nov 9, 2017
What's New in Version 2.0
Redesigned interface
• Easily navigate through filters, labels, stickers, and emoji in the new Effects browser
• Photo button appears on main capture screen, so you can quickly take a picture at any time
• Tap any filter to see how it looks on your videos and photos before applying it
• Full-screen browsers let you see more of your photo library and posters
• Labeled buttons make it simple to edit Live Titles, add or change filters, trim, mute, and delete
• Updated for Super Retina display on iPhone X
Selfie Scenes on iPhone X
• Uses the True Depth camera on iPhone X to remove your background and place you in animated, 360-degree scenes
• Choose from a dozen scenes including sprawling landscapes, abstract art, and outer space
• Transport yourself aboard the Millennium Falcon or Mega-Destroyer from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
• Each scene includes a matching selfie filter that transforms your appearance to make you part of the scene
New stickers and posters
• Add Star Wars characters to your videos with stickers featuring Darth Vader, R2-D2, and more
• Create fun titles with 20 new animated posters, including more than a dozen featuring Star Wars and Mickey and Friends
• Choose from 16 vibrant and retro Apple-designed stickers
New effects and filters
• Choose from four new artistic effects - Watercolor, Charcoal, Sienna, and Indigo - that use advanced style transfer technology to transform images in real time as you record
• Add warmth, impact, or drama to videos and photos with a selection of new filters from the Camera app
• Use effects and filters while recording, or apply them to photos and videos from your library
iCloud support
• Use iCloud to view and edit all your Clips videos on any of your iOS devices
• Start a video on your iPhone and finish it on your iPad
• Support for Shared iPad in classrooms
Additional Features
• Take a photo; apply stickers, filters, and emoji; then share your picture without having to create a video
• Record Live Titles in dozens of different languages without changing the language of your device
• Slide up on the Record button for hands-free continuous recording
• Copy and paste existing clips to reuse them within a video
• Browse and pick from the full set of emoji in the new Effects browser
• Drag and drop stickers, labels, and emoji from the Effects browser to quickly position them on your photos and videos
• Posters are now grouped into categories for easier browsing
• Choose from 21 new royalty-free soundtracks from indie artists such as DIV, Elohim, Cherry Glazerr, and Mark Mothersbaugh
• Use 3D Touch on Clips app icon to quickly create a new video from Home screen on iPhone
*iPhone 7 or later or 2017 iPad Pro required for some filters
GarageBand 2.3.1
Nov 9, 2017
iOS Universal Music
What's NeW:
This update contains stability improvements and bugfixes.
Pages 3.3.1
Nov 09 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 3.3.1
Nov 09 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 3.3.1
Nov 09 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Pages 6.3.1
Nov 09 '17
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 4.3.1
Nov 09 '17
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 7.3.1
Nov 09 '17
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
iOS 11.1.2
Nov 16 '17
iOS 11.1.2 includes bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad. This update:
Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop
Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
WWDC 6.0.3
Nov 16 '17
iOS Universal Reference
What's New
This update includes support for iOS 11 and iPhone X, as well as fixes for downloading videos and viewing photos.
Apple Support 2.0
Nov 29 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Security Update 2017-001
Released November 29, 2017
Directory Utility
Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.1
Not impacted: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and earlier 
Impact: An attacker may be able to bypass administrator authentication without supplying the administrator’s password
Description: A logic error existed in the validation of credentials. This was addressed with improved credential validation.
CVE-2017-13872
When you install Security Update 2017-001 on your Mac, the build number of macOS will be 17B1002. Learn how to find the macOS version and build number on your Mac.
If you require the root user account on your Mac, you will need to re-enable the root user and change the root user's password after this update. 
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
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