It's quarterly report day at Apple, which means it's time once again for us to drop our jaws at the record amounts of cash Apple is raking in. (And while they were at it, they dropped some info on the Apple Watch's release date!) If you're still bummed out about some lingering bugs in iOS, never fear — there's a patch for that.
There's a new "critical security issue" out there affecting the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, but Apple already has a patch ready for you to install. The Cupertino company is asking that anyone who's running Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion download the update "as soon as possible." And you should. After all, it's just a little tiny thing.
How's iOS 8 working out for you? Judging from Apple's own adoption numbers, users may be dragging their feet to install the update compared to iOS 7, and our Tuesday Morning Report takes a look at what could be behind that dilemma. We've also got the first official aerial photo of Apple's Campus 2, as well as all the details on the latest version of Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac users. Click and enjoy!
Yesterday we passed along a rumor that iOS 8.0.1 would be released soon to patch up a number of bugs, and, sure enough, Apple released it this morning. But the word from multiple sources is that the patch is a buggy mess than causes more problems than it solves, and Apple actually pulled the patch from its download servers not long ago. On the bright side, the update reportedly fixed the issues with HealthKit, so that's something, right?
iOS 8 has had an impressive first week, but it hasn't been without bugs. Reports this morning revealed an impressive adoption rate for the new mobile operating system (even though it lags behind IOS 7's), but so many of those first-week users are finding numerous flaws in the platform. Much as with the release of iOS 7, however, Apple is wasting little time setting out to repair them. In fact, an update aimed at most of the issues is allegedly already in the works.
With iOS 8 officially downloading to existing devices today, enthusiasm for Apple's central health system has been dampened by last-minute bugs that will push the arrival of compatible apps into late September.
Last week's iOS 7.1.2 update introduced improvements for iBeacon, third-party accessories, and mail attachments, but apparently some international users are finding the patch also messed up their calendars.
It's a good day to be an Apple user. Dire news about a security flaw named Heartbleed has been circulating around the Internet for the last week, but the Cupertino company said in a statement to Re/code today that you have little to worry about as regards iOS, OS X, and Apple's "key web services." All were apparently unaffected.
Mac OS X Mavericks is free and cool, but as some users have learned all too well since its launch, some of its features aren't quite where they should be. The biggest culprit is perhaps Mail.app, which still gives some users trouble when they want to check for new mail or move or delete messages. Apple fixed some of the issues with a patch last November, but for users who're still having trouble, MacRumors reports that Apple's published a manual workaround.