Apple releases OS X 10.11.1 with more than 150 new emoji, improved Office 2016 compatibility

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Apple on Wednesday issued its first incremental update for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, offering a number of bug fixes and improvements related to Office 2016, Mail, VoiceOver and more, as well as more than 150 new emoji characters.

OS X 10.11.1 is now available as a free download on the Mac App Store. In the release notes, Apple states that the update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of a user's Mac.

Specific changes made in OS X 10.11.1, according to Apple, include:

  • Improves installer reliability when upgrading to OS X El Capitan
  • Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016
  • Fixes an issue where outgoing server information may be missing from Mail
  • Resolves an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in Mail
  • Resolves an issue that prevents certain Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning properly
  • Improves VoiceOver reliability
  • Adds over 150 new emoji characters with full Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 support