Attention Apple users! The tech giant just unveiled updates for its gadgets and computers that patch security vulnerabilities in the iOS and OS X operating systems. If you haven't downloaded them already, do it now to avoid putting your gadgets and computers at risk.
The updates, officially titled iOS 8.4, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and Security Update 2015-005, deal with quite a few problems. The iOS update corrects 20 security vulnerabilities that could result in remote code execution, application bugs and the intercepted encrypted traffic, man-in-the-middle attacks and more.
Certificate trust policy problems, memory corruption flaws, buffer overflow vulnerabilities and a host of WebKit, kernel and CoreText flaws were also patched in the latest iOS update.
Mac owners need to grab the OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 and Security Update 2015-005 now. It deals with many of the same issues present in iOS as well as other issues that could result in compatibility problems and exploits that put your computer's security at risk.
To update you Mac, click the Apple icon in the top right corner of your screen and select Software Update. This will show you all applicable updates for your computer. Click the Update button next to the patches you want to download.
iPhone and iPad users just need to click the Settings app on their gadgets and select the General Tab. Then, click the Software Update tab to continue. Your gadget will check for any updates. When you see iOS 8.4 appear, you can click the "Download and Install" link to continue.
To update your Apple Watch, you will need to connect it to your iPhone. The Watch cannot update its own software like other Apple gadgets.
When the Watch is connected, open the Apple Watch app on your phone. In the My Watch section, select General and Software Update to access available updates for your Watch. You'll have to read and accept the update's Terms & Conditions before installing it on your Watch.