Tag Archive | Apple

Apple has released updates to iOS “Office” products

Apple has released security updates for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for  iOS to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Detailed information available from Apple.

OneNote for iPad updated

OneNote for iPad been updated with the ability to search your handwritten notes for text, just as you can already search for text in actual text and in images. Handwriting recognition works in 25 languages, with more coming in the future.

OneNote HandwritingIn addition to this Microsoft has updated the menu to be more familiar to the OneNote for iPhone experience, you can now easily swipe from the left to view the drawer where you can view all your notebooks, open or create notebooks, reorder and close notebooks. Additionally, you can now more easily access and manage your accounts and app settings in this all-new user interface. This makes all the ideas and information you keep in OneNote more convenient to recall.

Apple Updates Safari Web browser

Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6 have all received an update to  malicious websites to terminate an application or execute arbitrary code. A separate state management bug in the WebKit History could have allowed a malicious website to compromise user information in the filesystem and was fixed through improved state management.

Source: Apple

Apple updates its Safari browser: addresses 17 security vulnerabilities

Safari updates 8.04, 7.14 and 6.24 patch multiple memory corruption issues in WebKit, another vulnerability affects the user interface and could open the door to phishing attacks.

Source: Apple

FREAK fix for Apple devices due within a week for iOs and OSX

Apple has mentioned to multiple sources today that patches for their operating systems are in the works and should be released in under a week, possibly as early as Monday the 9th.

Outlook released for iOS and Android

We have been recommending Accompli as an email/contacts/cal solution on iOs and Android for some time now. While not perfect they gave business users a closer approximation of the experience most of our clients have with Microsoft Outlook.

It turns out we were not the only ones to see the similarities as Microsoft has purchased the company that produced Accompli and released a re-branded version named unsurprisingly Outlook.


While this version is virtually if not identical to Accompli it is a separate build and you will want to be using this version as it will be the one receiving new features moving forward. Outlook can downloaded from the links below:

Android Version

iOs Version


LastPass for Mac now available

We always recommend customers store their passwords securely and to maintain secure (read complicated and difficult to remember) passwords. We frequently suggest LastPass for both computer and mobile users. Now the popular program is available for the Mac from the iTunes store.

Source: iTunes

New tool to migrate away from iMessage

Apple had launched a new tool to make it easier for iOS users to switch to a competing smartphone platform and not lose text messages. Previously, iPhone users who switched to a rival operating system would still have their numbers locked into Apple’s iMessage servers, creating problems with text messages not showing up. Now, with the new tool, users can unregister their numbers from the iMessage system and text messages won’t be lost should you switch to a different platform.

The web-based tool allows you to enter your phone number into the system and Apple will send you a confirmation code via SMS. You’ll need to type the code into the browser and your number will be released and freed from iMessage.
Source: Apple

Office without subscription on iOS and Android

Microsoft’s Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now available without an Office365 subscription. In a surprise move, Microsoft untethered Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for mobile from requiring an active Office365 subscription allowing any iOS or Android user to download and use the applications with personal OneDrive accounts today and soon wroth Dropbox integration.

Source: Office Blogs

Apple releases OSX patches for Bash bug vulnerability

Today Apple has released patches for each version of OS X, these should applied ASAP:

OS X Mavericks

OS X Mountain Lion