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By Dan Moren

iOS 9.1, OS X 10.11.1, watchOS 2.0.1 out now

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

Software updates, get yer software updates! Apple’s got piping hot patches for all its devices coming right up. Here’s the important things you need to know.

  • Emoji: All three updates support over 150 new emoji, including the important emoji you didn’t even know you need like tacos, unicorns, tacos, squirrels, tacos, the middle finger, and did I mention tacos?1
  • Live Photos: If you enjoy taking Live Photos that end with your feet, then iOS 9.1 is not the update for you. Apple says your iPhone can now tell when you raise or lower it and not include that in the photos.

  • Bug Fixes: Game Center not launching in iOS 9? Fixed. Problems with Office 2016 on El Capitan? Banished. Stalling software updates on your Apple Watch? Thing of the past!

  • Improved stability and performance: You like those, right? Yeah! Those too!

There you have it. Download away.2

  1. This update sponsored by the Taco Council Of America (TCOA). Damn it, someone call Troy down in Acronyms–he had one job! 
  2. Okay, there’s also an iTunes 12.3.1 update but it doesn’t really do much, so don’t get too excited. 

[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Mastodon at or reach him by email at His latest novel, the supernatural detective story All Souls Lost, is now available for pre-order.]

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