‘Hide my Email’ feature in macOS 13 Ventura might not be available for third party apps

Apple removed mentions that Hide my Email iCloud+ feature will be available for third-party apps in macOS 13 Ventura. It is not known if feature will be removed or postponed. Some of other features are marked as 'coming soon'.

Initially, it was advertised that 'Hide my Email' will be available for third-party apps simplifying process of creating new email address for a specific service.

Reference: Hide My Email Ventura feature for 3rd-party apps seemingly dropped or postponed

Apple releases iOS 15.2, macOS 12.1, Xcode 13.2 and other platforms

Big day for Apple users – macOS 12.1 Monterey with SharePlay support is released. iOS/iPadOS 15.2 is also released together with watchOS 8.3 and tvOS 15.2.

Important new features in the updates:

  • SharePlay is available on macOS 12.1 Monterey;
  • iOS, iPadOS, watchOS provide App Privacy Report allowing users to inspect app network activity in a friendly form;
  • Communication safety features for children are added, will notify children of potentially unsafe content;
  • Digital Legacy is now added allowing users to designate people to take care of Apple ID when user passes away;
  • Updates add support for Apple Music Voice plan;
  • Xcode 13.2 brings support for upcoming Swift Playgrounds 4 project format;
  • Swift Concurrency back deployment is now enabled in Xcode 13.2.

Xcode download from App Store might be broken for now

According to Developer Forums thread there might be issues with Xcode 13.2 downloaded from App Store. This issues might also be already resolved. In case, you see similar behavior, please use Developer Downloads section to get Xcode 13.2.

Together with macOS Monterey, Apple also pushed security updates for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina.

Apple also updates Developer Agreement to reflect changes related to Swift Playgrounds 4 and Xcode Cloud.

HomePodOS gets 15.2 update which brings new Siri languages including Dutch and Russian, hinting new territories for HomePod sales. tvOS 15.2 also gets new languages supported for Siri.

Notably, Universal Control feature is postponed til Spring 2022.

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Zero-day vulnerability is only partially fixed in macOS

AppleInsider reports that Apple partially fixed vulnerability in macOS Big Sur allowing attackers to run arbitrary code via specially crafted email.

Vulnerability involves usage of file:// URL scheme, and currently Apple checks for it in case sensitive manner allowing attackers to use mixed cases. Proper fix is yet to come.