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Coming on the heels of Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.



With the background changes applied to all three apps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, the software reached version 2.2.1.

It is unknown what "stability improvements and bug fixes" the updates bring, though it can be speculated that the relatively quick turnaround since Apple's last iWork refresh suggests the fixes may patch complications with the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. The company revamped iOS, Mac and iCloud versions of iWork in early April.

For new devices, the latest iWork versions can be downloaded for free from the iOS App Store. Apple's Pages is a 276MB download, Numbers weighs in at 239MB and Keynote comes to 456MB.
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I didn't know iWork for iOS had any server features to make it a suitable target for HeartBleed (even if we could prove it uses OpenSSL, which I personally doubt it would use).

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iWork has had so many significant updates both for iOS and OSX, great to see Apple taking these apps so seriously. The haters have been proven wrong.
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No they have not. All three apps are horrible usability wise. Especially Pages sucks a big bunch.
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So does this mean my username and password would have been sent via these apps (or my AEBS which also got an update to correct OpenSSL) was potentially being sent as authentication over OpenSSL and needs to be changed after all?

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AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3
Available for: AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may obtain memory contents

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed in the OpenSSL library when handling TLS heartbeat extension packets. An attacker in a privileged network position could obtain information from process memory. This issue was addressed through additional bounds checking. Only AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac are affected, and only if they have Back to My Mac or Send Diagnostics enabled. Other AirPort base stations are not impacted by this issue.

Looks like I'm good.
Edited by SolipsismX - 4/22/14 at 4:02pm

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iWork has had so many significant updates both for iOS and OSX, great to see Apple taking these apps so seriously. The haters have been proven wrong.

I love how you said "the haters have been proven wrong" and then immediate we get a response.  "no they have not... (iWorks still sucks)" .

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I could not agree more.  Same is true for Calendar and Reminders.  Both of which have awesome possibilities but are unreliable and inconsistent.

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I was agreeing with DACLOO

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You know, "sky king" and "dacloo"...you need to learn how to express your opinions more constructively. Saying that the apps "are horrible" is just plain stupid. If they truly were horrible, we would all dislike them - and that is not the case. I love all of the aforementioned apps and use them frequently. Apparently, I am not having the kinds of issues that you are. And since I find Calendar and Reminders neither unreliable nor inconsistent "sky king", it causes me to wonder if there is a problem on your end.

In any case, you might try re-phrasing your criticisms to include "I think that...", or "in my opinion...", etc. That would make a lot more sense, since you do not speak for us all.
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Originally Posted by dacloo View Post
No they have not. All three apps are horrible usability wise. Especially Pages sucks a big bunch.

 

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I was agreeing with DACLOO

You've been hear long enough to figure out how to quote and/or edit a post.

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Yes they have. All three apps are excellent usability wise, especially Pages.

I agree.
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I could not agree more with Slurpy.  Same is true for Calendar and Reminders.  Both of which have awesome possibilities and are reliable and consistent.

Too true!
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Pages just keeps getting better, Apple's decision to rewrite iWorks from the ground up will turn out to be the right decision long term. I'm always happy to use it, like Nisus Writer Pro or OmniOutliner it is a joy to use.

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Yes they have. All three apps are excellent usability wise, especially Pages.

I agree.

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I could not agree more with Slurpy.  Same is true for Calendar and Reminders.  Both of which have awesome possibilities and are reliable and consistent.

Too true!

While it's not cool to edit someone else's post I you did hit my laugh nerve by doing these two edits. Besides, a thread is likely to go nowhere when it hits off on the wrong 'message'.
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