Friday, October 25, 2019

Outline and Slideshow of October 2019 NCC-Mac Meeting

The outline is below, but first, here is a link to the slideshow with presenter notes.

Announcements
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Denise is a ROCKSTAR!!!
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
iOS 13.1.1
Sep 27, '19
iOS 13.1.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:
Fixes issues that could prevent iPhone restoring from backup
Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
Fixes an issue that could impact recognition of Siri requests on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 
iPadOS 13.1.1
Sep 27, '19
iPadOS 13.1.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPad. This update:
Fixes issues that could prevent iPad restoring from backup
Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
iOS 13.1.2
Sep 30, '19
 
iOS 13.1.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:
Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup
Fixes an issue where Camera may not work
Addresses an issue where the flashlight may not activate
Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data
Fixes an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod
Addresses an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 
iPadOS 13.1.2
Sep 30, '19
 
iPadOS 13.1.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPad. This update:
Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup
Fixes an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
watchOS 6.0.1
Sep 30, '19
 
watchOS 6.0.1 optimizes performance, provides security updates, and contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
Resolves an issue where the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse watch face does not speak time
Addresses an issue where the calendar complication may not display events
Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Pages 5.2
Sep 30 '19
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• Enable Dark Mode to emphasize your content.*
• On iPadOS, use Pages in multiple spaces or edit two documents side by side in Split View.
• Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.*
• Set the default font and font size used for all new documents created from basic templates.
• Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.*
• Capture a screenshot of an entire document, mark it up, then easily share it as a PDF.*
• Access files from a USB drive, external hard drive, or file server.*
• Listen to an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver.*
• Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
• Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
• Support for HEVC-formatted movies, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
• Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.
*Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS
Keynote 5.2
Sep 30 '19
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• On iPadOS, use Keynote in multiple spaces or edit two presentations side by side in Split View.
• Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.*
• Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.*
• Capture a screenshot of an entire presentation, mark it up, then easily share it as a PDF.*
• Access files from a USB drive, external hard drive, or file server.*
• Listen to an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver.*
• Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
• Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
• Support for HEVC-formatted movies, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
• Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.
*Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS
Numbers 5.2
Sep 30 '19
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• Enable Dark Mode to emphasize your content.*
• On iPadOS, use Numbers in multiple spaces or edit two spreadsheets side by side in Split View.
• Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.*
• Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.*
• Capture a screenshot of an entire spreadsheet, mark it up, then easily share it as a PDF.*
• Access files from a USB drive, external hard drive, or file server.*
• Listen to an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver.*
• Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
• Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
• Support for HEVC-formatted movies, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
• Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.
*Requires iOS 13 or iPadOS
Pages 8.2
Sep 30 '19
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
• Set the default font and font size used for all new documents created from basic templates.
• Easily add HEVC-formatted movies to documents, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
• Jump to a specific page in your document using a new menu command.
• Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
• Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
Keynote 9.2
Sep 30 '19
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
• Easily add HEVC-formatted movies to presentations, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
• Jump to a specific slide in your presentation using a new menu command.
• Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
• Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
Numbers 6.2
Sep 30 '19
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
• Improved performance when working with large tables.
• Easily add HEVC-formatted movies to spreadsheets, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
• Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
• Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
watchOS 5.3.2
Sep 30 '19 
watchOS 5.3.2 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
Swift Playgrounds 3.1
Oct 1, '19
iOS iPad Education
What's New
• Use the new dark coding theme when running Dark Mode in iPadOS 13
• In Learn to Code, help Byte and friends explore their world at night when using Dark Mode in iPadOS 13
• Build with the SwiftUI framework in new playgrounds you create
• Includes Swift 5.1 and the iOS 13 SDK
Apple Support 3.3.3
Oct 03 '19
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Safari 13.0.2
Oct 07, 19
The Safari 13.0.2 update contains feature improvements as well as privacy, security and compatibility enhancements and is recommended for all users. This update:
• Includes an updated start page with Favorites, frequently visited, and most recently visited websites
• Provides a warning if a weak password is typed when signing in to a website and helps to upgrade it to a strong password
• Adds the ability to enable Picture in Picture from the audio button in a tab
• Enables jumping directly to an already-open tab from the search completion list when the website address is typed into the Smart Search field
• Adds support for authentication using USB security keys on supported websites
• Fixes an issue that prevents signing into Google in Internet Accounts in System Preferences
For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222.
Xcode 11.1
Oct 07 '19
Mac OS Developer Tools
What's New
Xcode 11.1 includes Swift 5.1 and SDKs for iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS Catalina 10.15
SwiftUI
• SwiftUI framework and design tools work together to enable a new way to build user intefaces
• Declarative syntax defines your user interface using easy-to-read Swift code
• Design tools make it as easy as drag-and-drop to construct and edit your views
• Code you write is always in sync with the design and preview canvas
• Library of controls and modifiers make it easy to build complex interfaces
• Animations are built using simple commands that describe the action you want to see
• Preview your real app running on multiple device types, orientations, and font sizes
• Share common code across all Apple platforms, and add custom experiences for each OS
Mac Catalyst brings iPad apps to the Mac
• Click a single checkbox in your iPad project to add a native Mac app
• One project and set of source code creates iPhone, iPad, and Mac versions of your app
• Customize elements of your app for an experience unique to Mac
• Add new SwiftUI code to your project along side existing UIKit code
• Submit to the Mac App Store or notarize for outside distribution
Swift and Swift Packages
• Swift packages are supported throughout, including build, debug, and SCM workflows
• Use Swift packages from GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, or your own hosts
• Download packages automatically based on dependency analysis
• Create your own packages to share code among all your apps, or to publish for the community
iOS dark mode
• Switch between light and dark mode instantly while developing and debugging
• Asset catalog makes it easy to control images and colors for dark and light mode
Editor
• Editor minimap gives a bird’s eye view of your code so you can quickly jump to any line
• Each editor view has its own preview, assistant, or other complementary views
• Split any editor pane to layout your workspace exactly as you want
Other improvements
• Build stand-alone watchOS apps with a faster debugging experience
• Simulator launches quickly and uses the GPU to accelerate Metal code
• Test plans give you greater control of your test harness with sharable results bundles
• Automatically generate localized screenshots using UI tests as part of your test plan
• Source control adds support for stash and cherry-pick operations
• Simulate device conditions such as a slow network or thermal warnings while debugging
• Metrics tab in the Organizer shows how efficiently your app runs on customer devices
macOS Catalina 10.15.0
Oct 07, '19
macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience three all-new media apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. Locate a missing Mac with the new Find My app. And now coming to Mac, your favorite iPad apps. You can even extend your desktop using iPad as a second display. Now you can take everything you do above and beyond.
Apple Music
• Stream and download over 50 million songs with an Apple Music subscription.
• Access the iTunes Store to purchase songs or albums.
• Find all the music you’ve purchased, downloaded, or imported from CDs organized in the improved library.
Apple TV
• Buy or rent the latest movie releases.
• Subscribe to Apple TV channels to watch popular shows on demand and ad-free, online or off.
• Start watching on one device and pick up where you left off on any of your other devices, including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and compatible smart TVs.
Apple Podcasts
• Find podcasts by title, topic, guest, host, and content.
• Subscribe to your favorite podcasts to receive the latest episodes automatically.
• Begin listening to an episode on your Mac, then seamlessly resume on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch when you’re on the go.
Syncing and backup
• Sync content and back up, update, and restore software from the Finder when you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.
App Store with Apple Arcade
• Play 100+ groundbreaking new games with one subscription — no ads or additional purchases.
• Browse the latest games, personalized recommendations, and exclusive editorial content in the all-new Arcade tab on the App Store.
• Enjoy games across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
Mac Catalyst
• Enjoy a new class of Mac apps built from your favorite iPad titles.
Sidecar
• Expand your Mac workspace by using your iPad as a second display.
• Place one app on each screen, or put your main canvas on your Mac and your tools and palettes on your iPad.
• Use Apple Pencil for tablet input when using your favorite creative pro Mac apps.
Continuity Sketch and Markup
• Create a sketch on your iPad or iPhone and insert it into any document on your Mac.
• Use your iPad or iPhone to sign a PDF or mark up a screenshot on your Mac.
Accessibility
• Control your Mac entirely with your voice using Voice Control.
• Enable Hover Text to display large, high-resolution text in a dedicated window.
• Zoom in closely on one screen when using two displays for improved legibility with Zoom Display.
Security
• Feel secure knowing that the apps you use have been checked by Apple for known malware.
• Authorize access to data when apps request it using new data protections.
Find My
• Keep track of your devices and find friends and family with an easy-to-use new app.
• Help locate devices even if they’re not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.
• Use Activation Lock to protect Mac models with the Apple T2 Security Chip.
Photos
• Enjoy a new immersive, dynamic experience that showcases your best photos and memories.
• View Memory Movies and edit their duration, mood, and title.
Safari
• Browse using an updated start page that surfaces sites from your history, bookmarks, reading list, iCloud Tabs, and even links sent to you in Messages.
• Help secure your accounts using strong passwords suggested by Safari.
Notes
• View notes as visual thumbnails in gallery view.
• Enjoy a more powerful search that recognizes text in items you’ve scanned and objects within images.
• Share an entire folder of notes using shared folders.
Reminders
• Use new edit buttons to add dates, locations, flags, attachments, and more to reminders.
Mail
• Take control of your inbox by muting a thread, blocking a sender, or unsubscribing from a mailing list.
Screen Time
• Gain insight into time spent using apps and websites and set usage limits.
• Set up Family Sharing to use Screen Time with your family’s devices.
iMovie 10.1.13
Oct 07 '19
Mac OS Video
What's New
• Fixes a display issue when adding titles to an App Preview movie for iPhone XS Max in landscape orientation
• Provides compatibility and stability improvements
GarageBand 10.3.3
Oct 07 '19
Mac OS Music
What's New
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes
Texas Hold'em 2.1
Oct 10 '19
iOS Universal Games
What's New
Texas Hold’em comes to iPad—enjoy it full screen, or play it while you do something else using Split View or Slide Over.
This update also includes accessibility improvements and performance enhancements.
macOS Catalina Supplemental Update
Oct 15, '19
The ‌macOS Catalina‌ Supplemental Update includes installation and reliability improvements, and is recommended for all users. 
This update: 
- Improves installation reliability of ‌macOS Catalina‌ on Macs with low disk space 
- Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations 
- Resolves an issue that prevents accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions when multiple ‌iCloud‌ accounts are logged in 
- Improves the reliability of saving Game Center data when playing Apple Arcade games offline
iOS 13.1.3
Oct 15, '19
 
iOS 13.1.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:
Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
Resolves an issue where data in the Health app may not display correctly after daylight savings time adjusts
Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
Fixes an issue that can prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully
Resolves an issue where notifications may not be received on Apple Watch
Fixes an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles
Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
iPadOS 13.1.3
Oct 15, '19
 
iPadOS 13.1.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPad. This update:
Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center
 
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Hopefully the next meeting will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Installing macOS Catalina (10/7/2019)
Q&A, General Discussion

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