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Asia Ladowska

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On this issue of Macdirectory, SecureMac will cover the latest round of Apple updates, and we talk about whether or not NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware is something everyday iOS users should worry about. Apple OS Feature Updates Apple has updated all of its OSes again. The updates were issued as: • iOS 14.7 • iPadOS 14.7 • macOS 11.5 • tvOS 14.7 • watchOS 7.6 There were also security updates for older macOS versions (Catalina and Mojave), as well as a Safari update for older Macs (Safari 14.1.2). In terms of features, probably the biggest news was the introduction of iOS support for the MagSafe Battery Pack. This was expected. Apple has been taking orders for the iPhone 12 accessory since last week, and the first shipments are set to arrive to customers on July 19. Other iOS features of note include: • Apple Card Family support, which allows families to combine credit limits and share a single account • HomePod controlled timers in the Home app • Air Quality info in Weather and Maps for the following countries: Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, and Spain There were also some welcome tweaks for the iPad: • A fix for a display issue affecting Braille users (Braille displays were showing invalid information when using Mail) • Addressing the missing Share Playlist menu option in Apple Music • Fixing an audio issue that was affecting users of USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapters.

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