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Posted on Friday 27 September 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."...

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Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released tvOS 13, bringing a redesigned Home screen; a new Control Center; multi-user support; picture-in-picture; and more to Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

A New Home Screen

tvOS 13 introduces an updated Home screen, which Apple says is designed for discovery:

Apps can now play full-screen video previews on the Home...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 4 days ago.
Posted on Sunday 22 September 2019 by Jonathan Mosen

I am totally blind and wear Made For iPhone (MFI) hearing aids, in my case the Oticon OPN S 1. My primary method of input on iPhone is Braille Screen Input, but when working on more complex documents, I use my Apple Magic Keyboard.

Until last Friday, I was running an iPhone 10S Max, but I have now upgraded to an iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Users of MFI hearing aids are well aware that there has been an ongoing issue using Bluetooth keyboards, VoiceOver, and the aids together. This...

1 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 5 days ago.
Posted on Saturday 21 September 2019 by Dave82


It's that time of year again. Apple has just released new iPhones and Watches, alongside major software updates for new and existing devices.

This year, Apple has done something a little different though, by creating iPad OS. Fear not though, it's still that familiar iOS you know and love, and includes all the new features and enhancements of iOS 13, but now has its own identity and some additional features all of its own, as Apple looks to make the case for the...

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Posted on Saturday 21 September 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to the public. In addition to bringing many new features originally slated for the initial iOS 13 release, these releases bring fixes for a large number of the bugs that iOS 13.0 introduced for blind and low vision users.

Bug Fixes for Blind and Low Vision Users

Our testing suggests that the following pre-...

144 Comments : Last update or comment 7 months 2 weeks ago.
Posted on Thursday 19 September 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released watchOS 6, bringing new and enhanced apps; new watch faces and complications; new health features; a dedicated App Store; and a more powerful Siri.

Below are some of the highlights.

An App Store on your Wrist

You can now search and download apps directly on your Apple Watch thanks to a new native App Store app.

You can search for apps using Siri, Dictation or Scribble; and then view app descriptions, reviews and screenshots.


52 Comments : Last update or comment 5 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Wednesday 18 September 2019 by Scott Davert


It's September, and that means a lot of things. For users of iOS devices, it's time for a new major iOS update.

Just like other releases, this latest build brings a lot of new features and enhancements to supported iOS Devices. Major changes include a system-wide Dark Mode, QuickPath keyboard, support for thumb drives and other USB external memory devices, call blocking features for spam callers, and much more. Many blogs will be highlighting these new...

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Posted on Saturday 14 September 2019 by AppleVis

iOS 13 was released to the public on 19 September, 2019. This post contains details of the VoiceOver and braille bugs which we believe to have been introduced in iOS 13; as well as details of the pre-existing bugs which we believe have been resolved.

As is our routine practice, each new bug has been given a severity rating; these ratings are based upon what we believe to be the implications for accessing and using features and functionality and the level of impact on the overall user...

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Posted on Friday 13 September 2019 by Morgan Watkins

Before there was an iPod or an iPhone, and even before Microsoft had Windows 95, there was the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. In those early years, I was a regular attendee at the WWDC. I was extremely fortunate to make great connections with many Apple employees and other Macintosh developers. I also established very close ties with the event organizers. Instead of sitting in one of the thousands of tightly packed stackable chairs in the main hall, where I would never see the slide...

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Posted on Tuesday 10 September 2019 by mehgcap


Apple has just concluded its annual September media event. This year's, which it titled "By Innovation Only", gave us new iPhones, the Series 5 Apple Watch, and more details on the company's new Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus subscription services. Innovation, though, wasn't exactly the word I first thought of when I considered how to sum up the announcements. Don't get me wrong: the new iPhones have some great new features, and it will be interesting to see where the new...

23 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 2 weeks ago.