Here's how to quickly and simply update all your Apple devices

ZDNet

Last Monday Apple issued updates for iOS, OS X, WatchOS and tvOS to patch a serious security hole that could allow hackers to steal login and password data. If you haven't yet updated your devices, now's the perfect time to do it. Here's what you need to do to update your devices: Click on the Apple icon () in the top-left of the screen and choose App Store. From there click Updates in the menu bar to see all the updates you need to install. Click on Settings General Software Update to see if you have any updates waiting for you.



Apple pulls watchOS 5.1 updates after bricking reports

Mashable

Apple released watchOS 5.1 on Tuesday alongside a major software update for iOS, but it's already been pulled. The decision came following a handful of reports of bricked Apple Watches on Twitter and reddit, with users reporting that their devices were stuck on the Apple logo while booting up. SEE ALSO: Apple's iOS 12.1 update is coming Oct. 30, with Group FaceTime Apple confirmed the issue, and said that it's working on a fix in a statement provided to CNET. "Due to a small number of Apple Watch customers experiencing an issue while installing watchOS 5.1 today, we've pulled back the software update as a precaution," the statement reads. "Any customers impacted should contact AppleCare, but no action is required if the update installed successfully. We are working on a fix for an upcoming software update."


Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software update

U.S. News

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, Michael Horowitz, from Chicago, checks out his new iPhone 7 Plus at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, in Chicago. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability: the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people in the foreground. The feature, which Apple calls portrait mode, was announced in September, but unavailable until Apple released its iOS 10.1 software update Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. It replicates an effect typically limited to larger cameras known as SLRs.


Is your iPhone X unresponsive in the cold? Apple is working on a fix

Mashable

After user complaints that the iPhone X's screen becomes unresponsive in very cold weather, Apple has announced it's working on a software update to address the issue. The issue was raised by a Reddit user on Thursday, and several other users chimed in, saying they've experienced something similar. "I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside. It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive. Is anyone else having this problem?"