Apple released its latest round of yearly updates for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. You can learn more about these updates at the following links:
MacOS 14: Sonoma
Check out the tables below to see if your device can update to the latest version.
For devices left out of the updates, Apple typically provides security updates for the prior version of the Mac operating system (in this case, MacOS Monterey) for 2 years after the operating system is discontinued.
The outlook for out-of-date iOS devices is less clear, but Apple often provides basic security updates for older iOS devices for 1 additional year. This means that iPhone X and iPhone 8 owners might still receive 1 year of security updates for iOS 16.
For users of even older phones like the iPhone 7 (which is stuck on iOS 15), it's unclear whether they will continue getting any further security updates, and some apps like 1Password have discontinued providing ongoing updates for iOS 15.
Microsoft is beginning to integrate artificial intelligence into its products, such as its Bing search engine and Microsoft 365 (formerly Microsoft Office). The idea is to automate some tasks, and offer better answers to common search questions. You can learn more by clicking this link.
Early versions of these features are being rolled into the latest versions of Microsoft's Windows 11 and Microsoft 365 products.
Artificial intelligence has had accuracy issues in the past, and we recommend fact checking all AI-based answers.
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.