Apple releases iOS and Yosemite updates to fix bugs, boost performance

Caitlin McGarry
18 November, 2014
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iOS, OS X, Mac, yosemite, macworld australiaIf your iPhone 4s or iPad 2 have been slowing down since upgrading to iOS 8, today’s 8.1.1 update is designed to improve performance on those devices. The release isn’t as major as the feature-packed 8.1, which delivered Apple Pay to iOS devices, but it will fix a few bugs.

To install the update over the air, plug in your device and go through the standard Settings > General > Software Update routine.

OS X is also getting an update: 10.10.1 is here to fix Wi-Fi issues on Macs running Yosemite. Hundreds of complaints about Yosemite Wi-Fi problems have flooded Apple’s support forum since the OS upgrade was released last month. The complaints ranged from spotty connectivity to completely borked Wi-Fi.

To install the OS X upgrade, head on over to the Mac App Store and select Software Update.

Though Wi-Fi is the largest bug 10.10.1 aims to fix, the first update to Yosemite since the OS upgrade was released last month addresses a variety of complaints:

  • Improves Wi-Fi reliability
  • Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent Mail from sending messages through certain email service providers
  • Addresses an issue that prevents connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
  • Resolves an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Notification Center settings to not be retained after a restart
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
  • Resolves an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese

If you were experiencing any of the above, let us know in the comments if 10.10.1 does the trick.


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  1. John O'Sheridan says:

    Update does not affect endless beachballs, especially in safari, they try to fix details before what is important. Yosemite is such a disaster so far. It was released at a stage where it shouldn’t have passed the beta test. Quite unusual quality control for apple. Big big mistake to have chosen to upgrade. maverick was a dream compare to this.

  2. David Laurie says:

    UNFORTUNATELY the App’ Store hasn’t been “responding” for me this past weekend, so I haven’t even been able to download the updates (SIX show on the App’ icon ~ I wonder why Apple decided this year to no longer advise their users when these updates are available ?).

    I’M not sure yet whether it’s because of typically ultra-slow Aussie broadband speeds causing excessive “timed out” results, or whether something is broken between here and Sydney (like maybe half of the crumbling copper wires network that Abbott/Hockey/Turnbull have lumbered us with for the foreseeable future..).

    SO, UNTIL I can finally download this update, I can’t comment on it. AND, I won’t be holding my breath waiting to score that App’ Store connection..

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