Everything New in iOS 11.2.5: Siri Audio News, HomePod Support, New Control Center Music Interface and More

Apple this morning officially released the iOS 11.2.5 update to the public, introducing support for the upcoming HomePod smart speaker, which is set to be released on February 9. In addition to adding support for HomePod, the update also introduces several HomePod-related features such as Siri podcast-based audio news reports and a new music interface, along with…

Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan With New Security Update

Along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Apple this morning released two new security updates that are designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on machines that continue to run macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. As outlined in Apple’s security support document, Security Update 2018-001 available for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X El Capitan…

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, the third major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available for Apple’s Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 comes over a month after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and a little over a week after a macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update which brought a fix for the Spectre…

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

Apple seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers on Friday, just a few days after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, the second major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta can be downloaded…

Office for Mac 16 Gains Real-Time Collaborative Editing and Other New Features

Office for Mac today received a major update, with Microsoft updating the software to version 16 and introducing new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft is introducing real-time collaborative editing, allowing multiple people to work on the same document at the same time. In Word and PowerPoint, flag icons…

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra Security Update to Fix Root Password Vulnerability

Apple today released Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra version 10.13.1 and later to fix a serious vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra. The security update is rolling out on the Mac App Store now for macOS High Sierra users. We highly recommend installing it…

SCAM OF THE WEEK: MASSIVE NETFLIX PHISHING CAMPAIGN

There is a massive scam campaign going on, this time a very well executed Netflix phishing attack. The scam targets subscribers telling them that their account is about to be canceled. The well-designed, individualized fake email convinces customers to update their account information to avoid suspension. This results in stolen personal and credit card information. The email has…

Apple Releases iOS 11

Apple today officially released iOS 11, the newest operating system designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. iOS 11 is available on the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch. The update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the…