Updates for OS X, iOS now available for download

Nate Swanner - Nov 17, 2014, 1:14pm CST
Updates for OS X, iOS now available for download

Have your Apple devices ready, everyone — it’s time for updates! Today, Apple has pushed an update for both iOS and OS X, spanning just about every device they have on offer (sorry, iPod nano or Apple TV users; no soup for you). Both updates fix small but notable issues, with the uptick to iOS 8.1.1 perhaps being the most important this time around. If you’ve got an older iOS device, you’re going to want to upgrade straight away. Same goes for just about all OS X users currently on Yosemite.


OS X 10.10.1 may not have a numbering scheme worth noting, but it has at least one tweak you’re going to like. Apple has rectified a WiFi issue with OS X, improving the “reliability” of your connection. Other than that, it’s pretty ho-hum fair. Here’s the entire change-log:

Improves Wi-Fi reliability
Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
Resolves an issue that may prevent Mail from sending messages through certain email service providers
Addresses an issue prevents connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
Resolves an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
Addresses an issue that could cause Notiication Center settings to not be retained after a restart
Addresses an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
Addresses an issue that could prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
Resolves an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
Addresses an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese

Owners of an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 will want to go seek the upgrade immediately, as the new iOS 8.1.1 brings in performance issues for both devices. On launch, iOS 8 was found to make both devices much slower and buggy.

Aside from older devices running smoother, there isn’t anything official from Apple. We’ve heard rumblings of some behind-the-scenes improvements for Apple Pay, but nothing is noted about it in the update.


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