With El Capitan and the iPhone operating system iOS 9 just around the corner, Apple is putting out what will probably be the last scheduled updates for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Aside from any security fixes, this will likely be the final version for both Yosemite and iOS 8. Both promise to improve your stability, security and performance, along with some bug fixes.
Both El Capitan and iOS 9 will both feature major changes for your Mac and iPhone experience, but those aren't expected until the fall. Meanwhile, you'll want to update your Mac, iPhone and iPad with these latest upgrades to ensure you've got the best security and the latest application fixes.
The iOS 8 upgrade mainly fixes glitches with the still-new Apple Music. Remember, if you signed up for the three-month trial, but don't want to pay $9.99 a month for the service after the trial, you'll need to disable "automatic renewal." Find out how to stop Apple from automatically charging you here. To get the upgrade on your iPhone or iPad, go to "Settings," touch "General" and then "Software Update." You'll want to have the device plugged in to your desktop or laptop, or else plugged into the wall and connected to Wi-Fi.
Similarly, the OS X Yosemite upgrade is mostly security updates. But it also, according to Apple, "improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail," "fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras" and "fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files." To download the new OS X Yosemite, click here.