The Security-Updates Edition Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Apple Releases iOS 14.7.1 To Fix Apple Watch Unlocking And A Zero-day Exploit, by Richard Lawler, The Verge

Even if you don’t have an Apple Watch, you should still install iOS 14.7.1 (and for Mac owners, macOS 11.5.1) as soon as you can, because security notes from Apple reveal that the two updates it pushed today fix flaws that are already being exploited in the wild.

Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 With Security Updates, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

According to Apple, ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.5.1 brings important security updates and is recommended for all users.


New 'Shot On iPhone 12' Video Gives Film-making Tips And Tricks, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

The three and a half minute clip focuses on DIY and improvised techniques with the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. That includes using a headlamp and a bike wheel to create an interesting lighting effect, or mimicking a crane shot by dropping an iPhone onto a dog bed.

These Are The 11 Reasons Businesses Should Choose Macs, According To Apple, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

From lower costs in the long run, the new M1 chip, long battery life, security, IT flexibility, and a reported 336% ROI, here’s Apple’s pitch for businesses of all sizes.

Zens Unveils New MagSafe 4-in-1 Wireless Charger For iPhone 12, Apple Watch, And AirPods, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger offers a floating iPhone 12 mount with full 15W MagSafe charging, an integrated Apple Watch charger, and more.


Apple Museum With 1,500 Exhibits To Open In Poland, by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

The museum will feature 1,500 exhibits related to the development and evolution of Apple products throughout the company’s history. It is said to be the biggest and most complete collection of its kind in the world.

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I've stopped midway through the second episode of Lisey's Story over at Apple TV+, and I didn't feel like continuing. As I wrote yesterday, my entertainment diet is now purely sitcoms: happy people with happy problems that can be solved within a multiple number of 22 minutes.

I'm probably just tired, I hope.


Thanks for reading.