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Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to the public. In addition to bringing some new features and enhancements, these releases bring fixes for a number of the bugs that iOS 13.0 and iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 introduced for…

55 comments : last update or comment 4 months ago
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce that voting for the AppleVis Golden Apples of 2019 is now open.

First launched in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apples is an opportunity for blind and low vision users of Apple products to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the last twelve months.

Past winners of a Golden Apple include

Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2019 by PaulMartz

Hello AppleVis community. It's been some time since I blogged. Other writing tasks have occupied my time. But the real reason I haven't blogged is because bugs are getting me down.

I could remain silent about the bugs as I've been doing for the past seven months. Or I could post a rant on the forum. But ultimately, I decided to approach the topic with some seasonal levity. So if you can read this blog as constructive criticism and humor, then join me on a merry sleigh ride through…

25 comments : last update or comment 1 month 1 week ago
Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries…

0 comments : last update or comment 7 months 1 week ago
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by mehgcap

A Fair Look at Talkback and VoiceOver

Hello there, reader. Did you come here because you're the world's biggest Apple fan, and are excited to join in some Android bashing? Are you in love with Android, with visions of finally hearing someone put those Apple idiots in their place? Well, my goal is to do neither. You see, I've used iOS for years, and recently spent some time learning Talkback. I found it an interesting experience. I want to compare VoiceOver and Talkback, because…

44 comments : last update or comment 4 months 2 weeks ago
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3.

According to the release notes, these updates include the following fixes and improvements:

  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work
  • Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background
  • Resolves issues…
34 comments : last update or comment 7 months 1 week ago
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today announced the launch of a new 16-inch model MacBook Pro that features a redesigned ‘scissor’ keyboard, thinner display bezels, and 9th generation Intel Core i7 and i9 processors. The new model replaces the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro at a similar price point.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro features the latest 6- and 8-core 9th-generation processors with…

2 comments : last update or comment 8 months ago
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2.

According to Apple's release notes, these updates fix an issue that could cause apps running in the background to unexpectedly quit, which led to background apps refreshing more often than normal.

Release notes for iOS 13.2.2:

iOS 13.2.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background
12 comments : last update or comment 7 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries…

2 comments : last update or comment 8 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.15.1 and watchOS 6.1.

According to the release notes via 9to5Mac, watchOS 6.1 includes the following changes:

watchOS 6.1 introduces support for AirPods Pro and includes improvements and bug fixes. This update also brings watchOS 6 to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and…

6 comments : last update or comment 7 months 1 week ago
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 by AppleVis

Alongside of the releases of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, Apple has also today released tvOS 13.2 and a software update for HomePod that adds multi-user support.

Apple traditionally does not provide release notes for tvOS updates, so it is unknown if tvOS 13.2 brings any notable changes. However,…

6 comments : last update or comment 8 months 1 week ago
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 to the public. In addition to bringing some new features - including some originally slated for the initial iOS 13 release - these releases bring fixes for a large number of the bugs that iOS 13.0 and…

120 comments : last update or comment 7 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today launched AirPods Pro, featuring an all new lightweight in-ear design, active noise cancellation, and a transparency mode to keep you in touch with the world around you..

“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro,…

4 comments : last update or comment 8 months 2 weeks ago
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.1.3, iPadOS 13.1.3, and a supplemental update for macOS Catalina.

According to Apple's release notes, via MacRumors, the iOS and iPadOS updates include various bug fixes. See below for details:

iOS 13.1.3:

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent…
6 comments : last update or comment 8 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 by David Goodwin👨‍🦯

Update 29 October 2019: the macOS 10.15.1 release appears to have resolved the problem of not being able to interact with the preference windows of Catalyst apps when running VoiceOver.

In my early tests I have been able to access and configure settings in all three Catalyst apps which previously exhibited the problematic behaviour described in the post below.

It's great news that Apple appears to be making changes to the underlying app conversion process…

17 comments : last update or comment 2 weeks 3 days ago
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.15 Catalina to the public. As usual, we won’t cover the mainstream features here, concentrating instead on what's new and changed for blind and low vision users. For an overview of the mainstream changes, we recommend that you read this indepth review of Catalina by Mac Stories.

Please remember to check the section about bugs to see if now is the right time to upgrade…

68 comments : last update or comment 1 week 5 days ago
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries…

0 comments : last update or comment 9 months 1 week ago
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2 to fix a small number of bugs.

According to Apple's release notes, via MacRumors, these updates include bug fixes for several issues, including problems with the camera, iCloud backup, and flashlight:

iOS 13.1.2:

  • Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup…
27 comments : last update or comment 9 months ago
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.1.1 and iPadOS 13.1.1 to fix a small number of bugs and address one security vulnerability.

According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 13.1.1 update addresses the following bugs:

  • 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…
17 comments : last update or comment 9 months 1 week ago
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2, along with iOS 12.4.2 and watchOS 5.3.2 for older devices for which the latest operating systems are not available.

According to Apple's release notes, via MacRumors, the updates address a vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to, "cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution."…

1 comments : last update or comment 9 months 2 weeks ago

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