Monday, October 24, 2016

Bug Fixes And Security Patches iOS 10.1

Bug fixes and security patches is a common description for software application updates. iOS 10.1 was released today, October 24, 2016 to add a new feature. This phrase comes to mind for several reasons.

Bug Fixes And Security Patches iOS 10.1

In terms of netiquette the phrase should be read in context. For me it reads, "we got it right this time without adding anything new. The last version had security holes we know were exploited."  

Bug Fixes And Security Patches iOS 10.1

iOS 10 launched in September. A month later an updated version is released. It is important to note that there have been other minor updates. So, it makes sense that my experience may be similar to theirs.

'The Bitten Apple' is becoming more like the 'Mighty Microsoft' everyday is more analogous. Microsoft is notorious for new releases. In a Netiquette News post about a recent cyber attack, awareness is the call to action for self defense. 

We should be aware that computers are insecure. Using them shall be transparent as a best practice. It's good netiquette because it is the right thing to do. They create data that can be retrieved for later examination. Negative use can be found. It can be eliminated.

Since we are still figuring out what to do and how to do it with computers, little knowledge is required to make, break, and disrupt data. 

Apple made something great. A new camera feature has been added in the portrait mode. Nothing in the hardware changed. 'We got it right this time.' 

The camera has some security upgrades included with the depth of field and blurred background features added to the telephoto and wide angle lenses.

Sounds neat. If you got it, get the Over The Air (OTA) Update. Otherwise it may be something to take note of for similar products in the future.

David Chiles

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