Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite, iOS 8.1.1 Updates

Apple today is simultaneously making available updates for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. iOS 8 was released in late September and has already gone through three updates (one of which was a headache for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users).
OS X 10.10 Yosemite was initially released last month, and 10.10.1 marks the first consumer update for the operating system. Apple says that the 10.10.1 update improves the overall stability and security of Yosemite, and directly tackles the following issues:

  • 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 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 could 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
  • Allows you to append search domains for partially qualified domain names when performing DNS lookups
  • Addresses an issue where the Mac App Store might offer an update to Apple Remote Desktop when the latest version is already installed

For information on security-related issues resolved in this latest update, Apple is directing users to this page.
As for iOS 8.1.1, Apple is less forthcoming, only stating that the update:
  Includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  
Yosemite 10.10.1 can be downloaded directly within OS X via the App Store, while iOS 8.1.1 can be downloaded from within iTunes or directly on from your iOS device using the Software Update feature.

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