Yesterday, Apple released a bumper pack of updates, with everything from iPhones and iPads to Apple Watches and even the Apple TV and the now defunct iPod Touch needing to be updated.
On the iPhone and iPad front, we get iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6. From the release notes, these might seem like minor updates that could be avoided.
After all, the release notes for iOS outline four patches:
- TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in-progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward
- Fixes an issue where Settings may continue to display that device storage is full even if it is available
- Fixes an issue that may cause braille devices to slow down or stop responding when navigating text in Mail
- Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page
Dig into the security notes, though, and it’s a different story. Here we see over three dozen patches, making this pretty huge and important update.
Even the Apple Watch, which gets updated to WatchOS 8.7, gets “improvements,” as well as bug fixes and over two dozen important security updates.
For you Apple TV users, you get TVOS 15.6, which, along with over two dozen security updates, also comes with “general performance and stability improvements.”
There are also slew of updates for MacOS too. Monterey is up to 12.5, Big Sur gets a bump up to 11.6.8, and there’s a security update for Catalina users.
Oh, and there’s also a Safari update that contains a whole raft of bug fixes.
Given the volume of security fixes here, it’s highly recommended that you update your devices as soon as possible.
Don’t know how? It’s easy! Check out our instructions for updating all of your Apple devices here.
A new update for physics-based puzzle game Gadgeteer brings 23 musical gadgets to play with as well as a new environment to build in.
The Musical Gadget Update released recently for Gadgeteer on Quest and PC VR. It adds a bunch of new music-inspired tools for players to implement in their Rube Goldberg machines, such as a metronome, xylophone, drum parts, cymbals, gongs, cowbells and a rubber chicken.
As you can see in the trailer embedded above, players can use existing well-known Gadgeteer staples, such as the marble ball, to interact with the new musical elements to produce tones in sequences and create songs.
The update also adds in a new sandbox environment, ‘Study’, which is “purposely designed to offer a building canvas that’s different from the ‘Apartment’ environment” and provides a better canvas for building music-focused machines.
Free update for Gadgeteer is OUT NOW! 23 new ‘musical’ gadgets and 1 new environment to build in. pic.twitter.com/DTD1UxyoEe
— Gadgeteer (@gadgeteergame) July 5, 2022
Metanaut CEO and Creative Director Peter Kao shared bits about future updates to come in a prepared statement, “Our players have been asking for gadgets that allow them to build perpetually running machines. They’ve also asked for powerful electrical gadgets. These are great suggestions and we have them on the top of our list of gadgets to prototype.”
Metanaut has consistently updated Gadgeteer through early access and post launch, adding in some key features such as online level sharing, while also expanding out with Quest and PSVR releases in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
The update is available now for Gadgeteer on PC VR and Quest platforms, with PSVR to come in the future.