Apple has just released macOS 11.3, close by iOS 14.5. It’s probably worth updating your Mac to it in a hurry — not just in light of the fact that it accompanies some new features, including improvements for running iPhone and iPad apps on M1 Macs and updates to Apple Music and Podcasts, however it also fixes a major security flaw.
The update allegedly patches a vulnerability that permitted malware to bypass a large number of macOS’s built-in protections, similar to File Quarantine and GateKeeper’s opening dialog box.
While Apple’s built-in anti-malware system could still block malicious programs if Apple knew about them, enterprise software company Jamf discovered proof that the security flaw was being exploited by attackers.
Apple additionally details a slew of other security fixes that are included with the latest update on its security update page. Catalina and Mojave have gotten security patches too, for the individuals who haven’t yet refreshed to Big Sur.
Beside security updates, one of the greatest new improvements in 11.3 (in any event for proprietors of M1 Macs) is the ability to resize iPhone and iPad app windows. Apple’s likewise added keyboard, mouse, and trackpad support for games that are compatible with controllers.
Apple has additionally added autoplay to the Music application — an feature which is either extraordinary or irritating relying upon your mind-set. After you reach the end of a song or playlist, Apple Music will continue playing music that it thinks is similar (thankfully, it can be turned off if you’re just looking to listen to one specific song).
The News and Podcasts applications likewise have redesigned pages to make them simpler to use (with the former getting a revamped search feature — something that is exciting to me, and potentially nobody else).
The update additionally adds a large number of the features that are in iOS 14.5: the capacity to follow AirTags utilizing the Find My app, new emoji and Siri voices, and support for the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers.