Friday, March 1, 2019

Eliza v Eliza: the Sequel

The link to this silly video is here.

Slideshow of February 2019 NCC-Mac Meeting

…is here.

Outline of February 2019 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
February 2019
macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update
The macOS Mojave 10.14.3 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209149 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Post Date: Feb 7, 2019
File Size: 2.49 GB
System Requirements
macOS Mojave 10.14
iOS 12.1.4
iOS 12.1.4 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 
February 7, 2019
Shortcuts 2.1.3
Feb 08 '19
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• Bug fixes and improvements
Apple Support 3.0.1
Feb 18 '19
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes
January 2019
macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Update
Security Update 2019-001 (High Sierra)
Security Update 2019-001 (Sierra)
iOS 12.1.3
watchOS 5.1.3
tvOS 12.1.2
Safari 12.0.3
iTunes 12.8.2 for Mac
Apple Support 3.0
December 2018
iTunes Remote 4.4.3
Apple Support 2.4.2
macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update
iOS 12.1.1
tvOS 12.1.1
HomePod 12.1.1
Shortcuts 2.1.2
Security Update 2018-003 (High Sierra)
Security Update 2018-006 (Sierra)
Safari 12.0.2
watchOS 5.1.2
GarageBand 10.3.2
WWDC 7.1
iOS 12.1.2 for iPhones With eSIM
The next meeting will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Don't try this at home
Do try this at home
Toggle Dark Mode with Automator
NightOwl
Eliza v Eliza: The sequel
Q&A, General Discussion

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

NCC-Mac February 2019 Meeting Announcement

The Force has regained some form of balance, so the next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, February 28, 3:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is "Don't try this at home and do try this at home."

Thursday, January 24, 2019

NCC-Mac January 2019 Meeting Canceled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, our day-to-day whereabouts will be uncertain for the immediate future. Therefore, I must cancel the January 2019 NCC-Mac meeting. I really hope we'll be back on schedule for the last Thursday in February.

For those of you who follow such things, Apple updated all their operating systems this week [macOS Mojave 10.14.3, iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3,  tvOS 12.1.2]. As usual, Apple is not terribly forthcoming about what they updated, but one can assume it has  something to do with security and stability. It usually is.

For High Sierra and Sierra users there are Security Update 2019-001 and Safari 12.0.3.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

NCC-Mac December 2018 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

This is a non-reminder that there is no NCC-Mac December meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for January 31, 2019 at the Langlois Library.

Here is a list containing most of Apple's software updates since the last meeting:

iTunes Remote 4.4.2
Nov 29 '18
iOS Universal Entertainment

This update fixes an issue where iTunes Remote may unexpectedly quit when using the in-app keyboard with Apple TV.

It also:
- Resolves an issue that prevented AirPlay streaming with videos
- Restores the repeat control for video playlists
- Includes additional network connectivity improvements

iTunes Remote 4.4.3
Nov 29 '18
iOS Universal Entertainment

This update fixes an issue where iTunes Remote may unexpectedly quit when using the in-app keyboard with Apple TV.

It also:
- Resolves an issue that prevented AirPlay streaming with videos
- Restores the repeat control for video playlists
- Includes additional network connectivity improvements

Apple Support 2.4.2
Dec 04 '18
iOS Universal Utilities

What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes

macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update

The macOS Mojave 10.14.2 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
Adds RTT (real-time text) support for Wi-Fi calling
Adds a menu item to News for opening a story in Safari
Resolves an issue that may prevent iTunes from playing media to third-party AirPlay speakers.

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209149 

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

Post Date: Dec 5, 2018

File Size: 2.47 GB

System Requirements
macOS Mojave 10.14.1

iOS 12.1.1
Dec 5, 2018

iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include:
Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation
Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
Stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver

Bug fixes include:
Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable
Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud
Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically

This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:
Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls

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

tvOS 12.1.1
Dec 5, 2018

As a minor 12.x.x update, tvOS 12.1.1 focuses on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements. No major features were found during the tvOS 12.1.1 beta testing period, and Apple does not provide release notes for tvOS updates, so it's not known what specific bug fixes and improvements are included in the new software. 

HomePod 12.1.1
Dec 5, 2018

The software update for HomePod is a relatively minor one, adding Siri support for Cantonese and Mandarin in China and a Cantonese dialect in Hong Kong ahead of the HomePod's release in those regions in early 2019. In addition, the LEDs on the top of the HomePod will now illuminate during Group FaceTime calls. 

Shortcuts 2.1.2
Dec 5, 2018
iOS Universal Productivity

What's new
Added the Post to Tumblr action
The Get Time Between Dates action can now count the number of months between two dates

Bug fixes
Fixed an issue where the screen describing which apps and services are used by a shortcut may not appear when downloading a shortcut
Fixed an issue that caused shortcuts with the Open App or Play Sound actions to fail when Siri is used to run the shortcuts
Fixed an issue where shortcuts with Repeat with Each actions may freeze when they're run from the widget or Library tab
Fixed an issue where the Phone Number action may not understand phone numbers that contain commas (pauses) or have long extension codes
Fixed an issue where the Show Directions action may not work when it's run from the Shortcuts Today View widget on the Lock screen
Fixed an issue where the Add New Reminder action doesn't work when a time or location isn't entered
Fixed an issue where the Send Payment action may not appear to finish when making Apple Pay Cash payments
Fixed an issue where the Ask for Input action’s default answer field for dates wouldn’t support 24-hour time
Fixed an issue where the Get Name of Emoji action showed the emoji name in English when the device is set to another language
Fixed an issue where some shortcuts may show an error message when they're run from Search
Fixed an issue where shortcuts may fail to download web pages with long Unicode titles
Fixed an issue where the Run Editorial Workflow action doesn't pass a result
iCloud sync improvements
Localization improvements

Security Update 2018-003 (High Sierra)

Security Update 2018-003 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

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

Post Date: Dec 5, 2018

File Size: 1.82 GB

System Requirements
macOS 10.13

Security Update 2018-006 (Sierra)

Security Update 2018-006 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

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

Post Date: Dec 5, 2018

File Size: 828.4 MB

System Requirements
macOS 10.12

Safari 12.0.2
Dec 5, 2018

What's New in Apple Safari

Version 12.0.2:
Safari:
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing
Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to user interface spoofing
Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation
Impact: A user may be unable to fully delete browsing history
Description: "Clear History and Website Data" did not clear the history. The issue was addressed with improved data deletion
WebKit:
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A logic issue existed resulting in memory corruption. This was addressed with improved state management
Requirements for Apple Safari

Intel, 64-bit processor
macOS 10.12.6 or later

watchOS 5.1.2
Dec 6 2018

Apple's release notes:
This update includes new features, improvements and bug fixes: 

- New ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 (US and US territories only) 
* Allows you to take an electrocardiogram similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram 
* Can indicate whether your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation—a serious form of irregular heart rhythm—or sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern 
* Saves ECG waveform, classification and any noted symptoms in a PDF on the Health app on iPhone to share with your doctor 

- Adds the ability to receive an alert if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation is detected (US and US territories only) 

- Enables direct access to supported movie tickets, coupons, and rewards cards in Wallet when tapped to a contactless reader 

- Receive notifications and animated celebrations when you achieve daily maximum points in a day during an Activity competition 

- New Infograph complications for Mail, Maps, Messages, Find My Friends, Home, News, Phone, Remote 

- Manage your availability for Walkie-Talkie from Control Center

GarageBand 10.3.2
Dec 6, 2018
Mac OS Music

What's New
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

WWDC 7.1
Dec 08 '18
iOS Universal Reference

What's New
Thank you for your feedback. This update includes bug fixes and improvements, including home screen quick actions, a today widget, support for the new iPad Pro, and a “Continue Watching” collection that lets you easily find and play videos you’ve already started.

iOS 12.1.2 for iPhones With eSIM
Dec 17, 2018

iOS 12.1.2 includes bug fixes for your iPhone. This update: 

- Fixes bugs with eSIM activation for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max


- Addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max