Apple releases iOS, iPadOS, tvOS 14.6, macOS Big Sur 11.4 and watchOS 7.5

The Apple Store near the Opera in Paris © AFP/Archives

This Monday, Apple released updates for its entire line of devices.

These updates are light and add little functionality, but they certainly prepare for the arrival of bigger additions, like the offer lossless in June on Apple Music.

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This was announced in April, it is now available: with this update, it is now possible to subscribe to podcasts that choose to offer a paid offer from the Apple Podcasts application, whether on Mac or on iOS.

On the iOS and iPadOS side, we can note an improvement in the AirTag and Find My functions. It is now possible to choose to add an email address rather than a phone number as a means of contact if the object is lost and the AirTags will be able to display the partial phone number of the owner if they are hit by a NFC-enabled device.

Accessibility options have been improved, such as being able to unlock your iPad or iPhone only with your voice after a first restart. Level watchOS, nothing notable apart from access to the content of Apple Podcasts subscriptions and the possibility for users in Malaysia and Peru to have access to the ECG application and notifications if their heartbeat is irregular.

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A zero day flaw fixed by Big Sur 11.4

If these additions do not necessarily make you dream, it should still be noted that Apple had indicated that it would be necessary to update its devices in these new versions to be able to take advantage of the offer. lossless on Apple Music in June.

Big Sur version 11.4 also fixes a zero-day flaw that affects the subsystem responsible for preventing applications from accessing sensitive user information without explicitly requesting permission. This flaw is actively used by the XCSSET virus, as discovered by researchers at Jamf, which uses it to take screenshots of the user’s desktop.

If the developers are the main victims of this virus which spreads via infected Xcode projects, it is still advisable for all Mac owners under Big Sur to update.

Sources: Cult of Mac, BleepingComputer

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