MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2 Released

Sep 26, 2019 - 10 Comments

New macOS Mojave supplemental update

Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2 for Mac users running the Mojave operating system.

The new supplemental update is said to improve the security of MacOS and is therefore recommended to all users who are running MacOS Mojave.

Apple has also released Security Update 2019-005 for macOS High Sierra and Security Update for macOS Sierra for Mac users running prior system software releases. Additionally, iOS 12.4.2 is available for older iPhone and iPad models, and watchOS 5.3.2 is available for older Apple Watch models.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 10 Comments

iOS 12.4.2 Update Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models Dropped by iOS 13

Sep 26, 2019 - 11 Comments

iOS 12.4.2 update

Apple has released iOS 12.4.2 for iPhone and iPad models that were not compatible with iOS 13 and the later iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad updates.

iOS 12.4.2 is therefore only available for iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, and iPod touch 6th generation. Newer model iPhone and iPad devices will instead need to move to iOS 13 or later.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 11 Comments

How to Update Apps in iOS 13 & iPadOS 13

Sep 25, 2019 - 14 Comments

How to update apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

How do you update apps on iPhone with iOS 13 and iPad with iPadOS 13? You might be asking this question if you opened the App Store and discovered there is no longer an “Updates” tab since updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 or later.

Not to worry, you can still update apps in the App Store on iPhone and iPad with the latest iOS and iPadOS versions, it’s just that the update app function is now located in a different location since iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 onward.

Read on to learn how to update apps in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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iOS 13.1 Update Download Released for iPhone [IPSW Links]

Sep 24, 2019 - 4 Comments

iOS 13.1 update available for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, the first point release update to iOS 13 which was released just a few days ago. iOS 13.1 includes several new features as well as multiple bug fixes and enhancements, making it a recommended update to all iPhone and iPod touch users who are running iOS 13.0. Additionally, Apple released iPadOS 13.1 download, marking the first iPadOS release available to iPad users, along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 4 Comments

Download iPadOS 13.1 Now

Sep 24, 2019 - 5 Comments

iPadOS 13.1 download is available now

Apple has released iPadOS 13.1 for iPad users. iPadOS 13.1 is the first release of the new iPadOS system software for iPad and it includes many improvements and interesting features, making it a compelling update for iPad owners. Additionally, Apple also released iOS 13.1 update for iPhone and iPod touch, and tvOS 13 for Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News - 5 Comments

tvOS 13 for Apple TV Available to Download

Sep 24, 2019 - 5 Comments

tvOS 13 for Apple TV

Apple has released the final version of tvOS 13 for Apple TV users.

The new tvOS 13 release includes a variety of new features, including a new Home Screen with video previews, new ocean themed screensaver, support for multiple user profile to be used on the same Apple TV, Control Center, support for the Apple Arcade subscription service on Apple TV, support for connecting an Xbox One controller and Playstation 4 controller to Apple TV over Bluetooth, and more.

Separately, Apple has also released iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, and iPadOS 13.1 for iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, News - 5 Comments

iOS 13 Battery Life Bad? Tips to Fix Battery Drain in iOS 13

Sep 23, 2019 - 30 Comments

Fix bad iOS 13 battery life

How’s your battery life since updating to iOS 13? If you recently updated to iOS 13 and now feel like iPhone battery is worse or draining faster than usual, then you’re probably not alone. Every year, when a new iOS release comes out, with it comes a host of complaints about draining battery and reduced battery life, and with iOS 13 there is no exception with some users who feel their devices battery is much worse than before.

If you think battery life has decreased since updating to iOS 13, read on to learn why this might be, and what you can do about it to improve battery life in iOS 13.

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MacOS Catalina Beta 9 Released for Testing

Sep 23, 2019 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released MacOS Catalina beta 9 for users involved in the Mac system software beta testing program. Both the developer beta and public beta versions are available.

Separately, Apple also released watchOS 6.1 beta 1 for users beta testing system software on their Apple Watch.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - Leave a Comment

How to Prepare for iOS 13 & iPadOS 13

Sep 22, 2019 - 6 Comments

Prepare for iOS 13

Are you excited about installing iOS 13 on your iPhone or iPod touch, and iPadOS 13 on your iPad? As you may know, iOS 13 is now available to download and update to, whereas iPadOS will be out in just a few days, but before you install the software update on your device you might want to take a few steps to prepare your device.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Shuffle Music on iOS 13 Music App on iPhone & iPad

Sep 21, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to Shuffle Songs in iOS 13 Music App on iPhone and iPad

Wondering how to Shuffle music in the iOS 13 Music app on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? You might not be alone, because the Shuffle function has been relocated in the new Music app.

Let’s review where to find the Shuffle button and how to use the Shuffle feature in Music app for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Upgrade from iPhone Running iOS 13.1 Beta to iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro Without Losing Any Data

Sep 20, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iPhone 11 and iOS 13.1

If you had a prior iPhone running iOS 13.1 beta releases and just got a new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, you may have noticed that you can not restore the iOS 13.1 beta backup to the new iPhone 11 with iOS 13 device. This is because you can’t restore backups from new versions of iOS to older versions of iOS (and iOS 13.1 is newer than iOS 13.0).

There are a few solutions to this problem; setup the iPhone as new and then restore when iOS 13.1 is available, or install the iOS 13.1 beta on the new iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro and restore it from the backup.

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Troubleshooting iOS 13 Update Problems: Stuck on Update Requested, Verifying, etc

Sep 20, 2019 - 66 Comments

Troubleshooting iOS 13 update

iOS 13 is available to download and install for iPhone and iPod touch, and iPadOS 13.1 will be released soon for iPad. While for most users installing and updating iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 will go smoothly and work out fine, some users are experiencing various problems with the iOS 13 software update while attempting to update, or attempting to download and install the update.

We’ll review various iOS 13 update problems and offer some troubleshooting solutions.

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Safari 13 Released for Mac

Sep 19, 2019 - 53 Comments

Safari for Mac

Safari 13 has been released for Mac users running MacOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. Later, Safari 13 will also arrive along with MacOS Catalina when that operating system is released in October.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 53 Comments

iOS 13 Download Available Now for iPhone [IPSW Links]

Sep 19, 2019 - 13 Comments

iOS 13 for iPhone

The final version of iOS 13 has been released for the general public to download onto a compatible iPhone or iPod touch.

iOS 13 includes many new features, including a new dark mode interface theme option, notable improvements and updates to the Photos app, updates to Notes and Reminders applications, a new “Find My” app that helps you locate your misplaced Apple devices, new Emoji, new Animoji and Memoji capabilities, improvements to Files app that allow for external storage access and SMB file sharing, improvements to Maps app, support for Apple Arcade gaming service, and much more. The complete release notes of iOS 13 are posted further below, along with IPSW firmware files.
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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

WatchOS 6 Released for Apple Watch

Sep 19, 2019 - 1 Comment

WatchOS 6

The final version of WatchOS 6 has been released for Apple Watch.

watchOS 6 includes a handful of nice new Apple Watch faces, a built-in Apple Watch App Store, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, new Siri features like the ability to find out what song is playing or to locate friends and family sharing their location, radio streaming, improvements to Calculator app, new Health app features like menstrual cycle tracking and fertility racking, a Noise app for detecting decibel levels of sounds, the ability to delete many built-in apps, and much more.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, News - 1 Comment

Beta 4 of iOS 13.1 & iPadOS 13.1 Available to Download

Sep 18, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Beta 4 of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1

Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 for users participating in the beta programs.

Both developer beta and public beta releases are available to download.

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How to Selectively Install Updates from MacOS Software Update

Sep 17, 2019 - 10 Comments

How to install specific updates only in MacOS software update

Sometimes when you check for available macOS software updates in System Preferences you’ll find there are multiple software updates available for different things, for example there might be a Safari update, alongside a macOS supplemental update, along with a security update, or firmware update. But what if you only want to install one of those updates and not everything?

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to Stop an iOS Update While Downloading

Sep 16, 2019 - 6 Comments

How to stop iOS updates while downloading

Have you ever needed to stop or cancel an iOS update before it installs on an iPhone or iPad? Installing iOS software updates is easy through the Settings app, but you may have noticed that once an iOS update starts downloading there is no ‘cancel update’ or ‘stop downloading update’ button or option. Nonetheless, despite there being no obvious method to cancel the process, you can stop an iOS update while it is downloading if you act quickly.

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