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Posted on Wednesday 13 December 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 11.2.1 to the public, bringing a fix for a zero-day security exploit in iOS 11.2 that allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories.

This vulnerability was patched server-side last week by Apple, but today's release now fixes this on the operating system itself.

As iOS 11.2.1 appears to be mainly a security update, we do not expect this release to contain...

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Posted on Wednesday 6 December 2017 by AppleVis

today has seen the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2.

According to Apple's release notes, this update includes the following:

  • Improves compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices
  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview
  • Improves compatibility of Braille displays with Mail

There are also some...

3 Comments : Last update or comment 1 year 1 week ago.
Posted on Tuesday 5 December 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today Released watchOS 4.2, bringing support for Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payment service that allows users to send money to one another via the Messages app.

According to MacRumors watchOS 4.2 also “adds support for HomeKit sprinklers and faucets, plus it introduces a new workout type that allows third-party apps to track distance, average speed, number of runs, and elevation...

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Posted on Monday 4 December 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released tvOS 11.2 to the public.

We were unable to test tvOS 11.2 prior to today's release; therefore, it is unclear at the time of posting whether blind and low vision users can expect any major changes with this update. With this in mind, if you spot any accessibility-related changes; regressions; or improvements in tvOS 11.2, please do let us know by adding a comment.

According to...

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Posted on Saturday 2 December 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 11.2, which brings a number of fixes; enhancements; and changes for blind and low vision users.

This release appears to have been rushed out by Apple to address a rather nasty bug related to some notifications generated after 12:15 a.m. local time on December 2 causing devices to enter a soft reset loop. AppleInsider has more on...

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Posted on Friday 1 December 2017 by Nicholas

Speaking Up with AppleScript

Once You gaze into the System, the System also gazes into You! :-)

Fair warning! Any programming and scripting adventures can at first, be; very frustrating, extremely rewarding, can sink you into the depths of a learning curve for a long period of time, expand one's thinking patterns far beyond normal, cause one to pull one's hair out, cause one to become much faster and productive on their computer, can at times force one to restart their...

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Posted on Friday 1 December 2017 by AppleVis

Welcome to the November 2017 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 - 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

Audio Moto...

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Posted on Monday 13 November 2017 by PaulMartz

My 86-year old dad has been living with me since August. At the breakfast table this morning, he politely requested that we set the thermostat a bit warmer at night. The cold season is upon us here in mid-northern latitudes, and his elderly body just can’t handle it. To be honest, his request was not all that polite. He’s a former truck driver, which influenced his choice of vocabulary. As a result, his exact request can’t be printed here.

While fiddling with the thermostat to...

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Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 11.1.1, which according to Apple's release notes via MacRumors fixes the following two bugs:

  • Fixes an issue with keyboard auto-correct
  • Fixes an issue where Hey Siri stops working

With this being a double-dot release, we do not anticipate that it will include any fixes to the...

3 Comments : Last update or comment 1 year 1 month ago.
Posted on Wednesday 8 November 2017 by Morgan

Many years ago, my son's Boy Scout troop lost its collective mind. The boys decided it would be great fun to go rappelling. This involves stepping backwards off of a high cliff or tall building and then walking down the outside surface. Even though safety ropes are involved, I was concerned. Gravity is unrelenting.

Still, my son was really excited. I reluctantly tagged along with him to the base of the thirty-three-foot wooden tower. One of the other dads, trying to be thoughtful,...

19 Comments : Last update or comment 1 year 2 weeks ago.

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