Apple continues its cadence of yearly releases. iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura are packed with a slew new features.

The biggest change for iOS is the new customizable Lock Screen complete with widgets. For iPadOS and macOS there is a new window management feature called Stage Manager. Health gets some improvements with new medication tracking, including scheduling and notifications. If you use Photos there is now a new Shared Photo Library option.

Sometimes you need to quickly escape a situation. If that is the case the new Safety Check feature will quickly remove access to your apps, location, and Apple ID account.

For those who like to run there are new measurements as well as ways of racing against yourself with a new Race Route function. If you like to compete in Triathlons, you can use the new Multisport exercise to seamlessly move between sports.
For developers is a whole new WeatherKit Framework that utilizes the existing Async/Await features, and has a REST API. SwiftUI, Apple’s Swift-only UI framework, continues to evolve with a whole framework of its own, Swift Charts.

These topics are just some of the topics covered in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura. The information contained within provides details about all of the new features of each operating system and has something for everyone, no matter what level of expertise.

Reading List for August 2022

Cover for "The Caledonian Gambit" by Dan Moren

The final month of Summer 2022 is now officially over and we are now entering meteorological fall. Over the course of August I managed to listen to 17 titles, with only one of them being new, so only 5.88% were new titles. Normally, I would highlight a new title, but instead I want to highlight “The Caledonian Gambit” by Dan Moren:

The galaxy is mired in a cold war between the Illyrican Empire and the Commonwealth. Thrust between this struggle are Simon Kovalic, the Commonwealth’s preeminent spy, and Kyle Rankin, a lowly janitor happily scrubbing toilets on Sabaea, a remote and isolated planet. However, nothing is as it seems.
 
Kyle Rankin’s real name is Eli Brody, and he fled his home world of Caledonia years ago. Kovalic knows a top-secret Illyrican superweapon project is hiding in Caledonia. He also knows that the past Brody so desperately abandoned can grant him access to people and places that are impenetrable even for him.
 
Now Brody and Kovalic are on a mission fraught with dangerous unknowns, guaranteed to tip the scales of galactic peace. Sounds like a desperate plan, sure, but what gambit isn’t?

Next month there will definitely be a couple of new books, because I already have them pre-ordered.

Title Author First Listen Amazon Apple
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court Edward Humes No Amazon Apple
Singularity Trap Dennis E. Taylor No Amazon Apple
Roadkill Dennis E. Taylor Yes Amazon
Caledonian Gambit Dan Moren No Amazon Apple
Rumors of War (Green Zone, Book 1) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Star Peregrine (Green Zone, Book 2) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Prison Planet (Green Zone, Book 3) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Rogue Navy (Green Zone, Book 4) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Rogue Battleship (Green Zone, Book 5) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Not Alone (Not Alone, Book 1) Craig A. Falconer No Amazon Apple
The Spaceship Next Door (Sorrow Falls, Book 1) Gene Doucette No Amazon Apple
Solitude (Dimension Space, Book One) Dean M. Cole No Amazon Apple
Going Home (Going Home, Book 1) A. American No Amazon Apple
Invasion (Alien Invasion, Book 1) Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant No Amazon Apple
Artemis Andy Weir No Amazon Apple
Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein No Amazon Apple
Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein No Amazon Apple
Total   17    

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