Apple Releases Multiple Software Updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, HomePod

Earlier today, Apple released a number of maintenance and security updates for all of their OS platforms. At 1:00pm Easter time today, Apple pushed out iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6. Also getting updates today were current editions of Apple TV and the HomePod.

Just in time for the arrival of iOS 13 and new iPhones, Apple added a new feature that allows users to directly migrate data between old and new iPhones. That seems like a neat party trick, but not entirely unexpected give Apple’s work to refine the process of sharing information between iOS devices, iOS to Mac OS devices, and iOS to watchOS.

On watchOS, a patch has been added that corrects an issue with the Walkie-Talkie app. Once the update has been installed, the feature will be available again.

iOS 12.4 update details
watchOS 5.3 update details
Mac OS Mojave update details

Hello, World! (Again!)

“Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!”

Ok, I couldn’t resist the play on the original 1998 Bondi Blue Apple iMac tagline when talking about this blog.

You see, for almost the last four years, I have been working full-time and taking college courses full-time to complete by B.S. degree.  That left little time for blogging.  And so, I had a broken blog here, a mostly ignored blog hosted over on WordPress.com, and more homework than I cared to admit.

Thankfully, I am in my final 10-weeks of coursework.  I have repaired the blog here.  I’ll have to do something with my WordPress hosted blog over there.  And I’m looking forward to getting back to talking about Apple gadgets, things that interest me, and my Dad’s whacky technology hijinks.  (There was one just today involving a Windows 10 laptop, Internet Explorer 11, and one of those “Take our site survey” pop-ups.  But that’s a story for a different time.)

So, hello.  Welcome back to my weird blogging adventure that is this polymorphic blog.

-Alan