Updates Available for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3

Updates Available for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3

Following a series of beta versions and speculation surrounding iOS 8.1.3, Apple has today rolled out the much-anticipated updates. The OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 update brings several critical fixes, including resolution for Wi-Fi disconnections, slow webpage loading, and a significant security flaw that allowed Spotlight to load remote email content even when this setting was turned off in Mail.

For those using Bluetooth headphones, synchronization of audio and video should now be smoother, and browsing iCloud Drive via Time Machine is now possible.

Updates Available for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3

Enhancements have also been made to VoiceOver speech performance, including a fix for the repetitive echoing of characters when typing on a webpage. Additionally, an issue that caused unexpected language switching in the input method has been addressed, alongside improvements to stability and security in Safari.

You can download this update immediately by navigating to the Mac App Store and clicking the Update button.

Similarly, iOS 8.1.3 has been released, focusing on “bug fixes, increased stability, and performance improvements.” Notably, this update (which was 294 MB on my iPhone 6 Plus) reduces the storage needed to perform updates, resolves a problem where some users could not enter their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime, and fixes an issue that prevented Spotlight from showing app results.

The update also rectifies a problem that disabled multitasking gestures on the iPad and introduces new configuration options for standardized testing in educational settings.

To install iOS 8.1.3, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

As always, Apple has made security information about the updates available here.

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