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When it comes to OS updates, we here at Macworld encourage users to install them as soon as possible. Updates sometimes have nice new features, but it's the bug fixes and security updates that are the most important. But with iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS 13.3, the update to the update was the one worth waiting for—and they could be the most important ones of the year, depending on the issues you've had with your devices.
On Friday, Apple released small updates to iOS 16.4 and macOS 13.3, and if you look at the release notes, they're extremely small updates. Just three insignificant issues are mentioned—fixes to Siri, Auto Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch, and an emoji—but they are much bigger than that. For one, they include two major security patches for vulnerabilities that “may have been actively exploited.” And for another, they appear to fix most if not all of the bugs introduced in iOS 16.4 and macOS 13.3:
iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4
Weather app: The Weather app that many of us come to rely upon to set the tone for the day has problems displaying the forecast. Earlier this week, the Weather app had a complete data outage, and while service is restored (according to Apple's System Status website), the app still acts wonky. We don't know for sure if the Weather app is fixed, but we haven't experienced any issues since Friday.
Battery drain: There always seems to be a vocal number of users who experience shortened battery life when an update is released. But the number of anecdotal accounts, such as those on Apple's Support Community, seems to be more frequent with iOS 16.4. YouTuber iAppleBytes has a video demonstration of a Geekbench battery test with iOS 16.4 that supports the shortened battery life claim. Battery drain is always difficult to quantify, but we haven't noticed any unusual drain in iOS 16.4.1.
Home app: The Home app, used to control smart home devices, got an update to its architecture, but Apple stumbled during its rollout. It was initially offered in iOS 16.2 but it was pulled back and then released with iOS 16.4. Now, there are a number of complaints about the reworked app, reports iMore. We didn't experience issues in iOS 16.4, but our Home app is working well in iOS 16.4.1.
macOS Ventura 13.3
Home directory: macOS 13.3 introduces a problem with user Home directories saved to external drives. A workaround to this problem involves turning off System Integrity Protection, but that's not ideal. We've confirmed that this problem is fixed in the macOS Ventura 13.3.1 update.
Quick Look: Though I've not had this problem, many users on Apple's Support Community can't get Quick Look to work in macOS 13.3. Responses to the original post confirm that macOS 13.3.1 fix the issue.
Universal Control and Handoff: These features, which rely on iCloud connectivity, have stopped working for some users after installing 13.3. The workaround involves logging off of iCloud and then logging back on, but that can cause a whole bunch of headaches, especially if you use iCloud to sync your Photo library. We need to test to see if this bug persists.
- PHECDA is ELEGOO's latest attempt to reduce the entry barriers for laser engraving machines
SHENZHEN, China, April 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ELEGOO, the renowned 3D printing machine brand, has announced the launch of its first laser engraving machine, the PHECDA, on Kickstarter on April 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM UTC. The early-bird price at $240, this machine is expected to become a game-changer with its affordable price and exceptional features, including a unique air purifier function that filters harmful particles, making it the first-ever laser engraving machine with this functionality.
The PHECDA's most significant attraction is its affordability, as it boasts the same features as other machines on the market but at half the price. For example, the early bird price for the PHECDA 10W is only $240, while the 20W model is only $400, a discount of up to 60% on the market price. In addition to this, customers can also purchase filter cartridge, rotary attachment, honeycomb working panel and air assist on their demand. This remarkable pricing strategy is a testament to ELEGOO's commitment to making high-performance equipment available to everyone. With this Kickstarter campaign. ELEGOO is setting a new standard when it comes to the price of laser engraving technology.
The PHECDA's 400mm x 400mm engraving size, up to 20W power, and compatibility with materials such as metal, leather, and wood make it a versatile tool for artists, small business owners, and DIY enthusiasts alike. Additionally, the PHECDA is compatible with a rotary axis module that can engrave cylindrical and curved objects, opening up endless possibilities for customization, which is great for creating personalized gifts and artwork.
The PHECDA's ultra-affordable pricing demonstrates ELEGOO's goal of eliminating the stereotype that laser engraving machines are too expensive for the average maker or hobbyist. By providing a highly affordable product with acceptable profit margins, ELEGOO aims to lower the entry barriers for laser engraving machines. This move is expected to increase the number of users and lead to a virtuous cycle of feedback and data that will drive the development of even better and more user-friendly machines in the future.
The PHECDA comes equipped with a revolutionary air purifier that filters out harmful particles generated during the engraving process. The PHECDA's magnetically sealed light-shielding cover and the smoke-filtering device work together to create a relatively enclosed and silent engraving environment, effectively reducing the emission of harmful gases.
ELEGOO's commitment to making high-quality, affordable products has propelled them to the forefront of the 3D printing industry, with their products consistently praised for their exceptional value for money. The PHECDA laser engraving machine is no exception, and with its exclusive air purifier functionality, it is expected to be a game-changer in the laser engraving industry.