According to Apple: “iOS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. With iOS 13, you can now use cutting-edge technologies to build unparalleled augmented reality experiences with ARKit 3, Reality Composer, and RealityKit. Core ML 3 and the new Create ML app help you deliver personalized app experiences quickly and easily with industry-leading, on-device machine learning. Users can sign in to your apps with their Apple ID. And you can take advantage of the latest improvements to Siri Shortcuts, camera APIs, and other exciting technologies.”
Also, “iPadOS features additional technologies that take advantage of the unique functionality of iPad using the iOS SDK. With iPadOS, your iPad apps can now deliver multi-window experiences, add full drawing experiences for Apple Pencil, and contribute fonts for systemwide use”
As well as the release of the new mobile OS’s there are some new iPhones being released as well. Check out Apple’s site for the details at https://www.apple.com/au/iphone/
Catalina will be released some time in October. An article on this is at https://www.cnet.com/how-to/macos-catalina-will-ship-in-october-but-you-can-get-ready-now/
A few reference sites for this are at:
The update states:
"macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update –– Restart Required
The macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update fixes an issue that may prevent certain Macs from waking from sleep properly.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222"
According to AppleInsider, “The original version of macOS 10.14.6 was released July 22. That sought to fix graphics glitches when waking a Mac, and it may be that Apple caught exceptions to its work in later testing. The software also made various other bug fixes and closed security vulnerabilities.”
Obviously if you are creating a new document, you may consider that you start from scratch in Pages, Numbers or Keynote. These apps are very powerful and have numerous features but many who have come from the PC Windows world are used to using the Microsoft Office products.
Personally, I considered myself the Excel and Word guru and found at first that I would gravitate to MS Office. This applied in particular to one complex spreadsheet that I was using which contained over 70,000 rows which of course Numbers does not support. Also, the complexity of the formulae made it difficult to convert. But, this was the only one and if I really needed this in the future, the free Open Office seemed to handle this very well.
Many of the difference require some different thinking. For example, Numbers does not support pivot tables but you can easily achieve the same result as pivot tables in other ways (let me know if you are wondering).
If you wish to check the differences, Apple have provided information concerning this on their site at https://www.apple.com/au/mac/pages/compatibility/. This also has all the documentation online as well.
MacMost also has very useful information about the products at https://macmost.com.
The main advantage as I see it for learning and using Pages, Numbers and Keynote is that they come free with every Mac and iOS device. MS Office costs money and for many people, the specific features in MS Office may be overkill, besides, Open Office, which is free, may meet the requirements such as my example where I have an enormous spreadsheet but then, if you are developing a spreadsheet, you may as well design it in such a way where it will work in Numbers.
"The vulnerability allows for RCE (remote code execution) which potentially allows bad actors to install, modify, or run software without authorisation and could also be used to disclose files on the host system. Translation: VLC’s security hole could allow hackers to hijack your computer and see your files."
Read more at Gizmodo
“For conspiracy theorists, looks like it's time to head back to chemtrail forums and hating on fluoride, because 5G is no better or worse than the other frequencies used, according to tests from Telstra.”
This seems to be in line with information available including the last blog post “5G: Upgrade or Uncertainty?”
ZDNET article can be found here.
Information about the new features of the new operating systems for the different platforms is available on a variety of sources such as AppleInsider, Catalina Preview , Apple Developer - Beta 2 Release Notes as well as a host of other locations such as TechRadar that reported on the WWDC 2019 event.
One of the many significant changes are with the MacOS which will lose support for 32 bit apps and the iPadOS will have much better functionality with using storage devices for files. Something that has been a long time coming but most probably held back to avoid cannibalising the Mac sales.
- Go to Settings / Control Center / Customize Controls.
- Select Screen Recording by clicking a green plus icon next to it as shown in the screenshot below
- Select Screen Recording by clicking a green plus icon next to it as shown in the screenshot below.
- Close the settings and open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (from top right diagonally to centre on iPhone X).
- Tap Screen Recording icon, then wait for the three-second countdown.
- If this mode is on, you will see a red bar at the top of the screen. To disable recording, simply click the same icon and your video will be saved in the Photos app.
View a short video on the steps here
It is expected that announcements will be made about the next MacOS 10.15, iOS 13 and as usual, many other announcements ranging from new initiatives to potentially new hardware.
Many IT magazines and bloggers speculate on what to expect. Sometimes they are completely wrong and other times mostly right. It is interesting to speculate but we do not need to wait too long to get the real facts.
theverge published a story found here and another from MacRumors.
Full article can be found here.