Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 2010 Apple Software Updates

Here is a list of some of Apple's software updates since the October NCC-Mac meeting. For the complete list, visit Apple - Support - Downloads, or for non-Apple software I recommend MacUpdate.


A non-reminder: There will be no NCC-Mac meeting in December. Too many other things to do that month. See you all in January 2011.


MacBook EFI Firmware Update 2.0

This update is recommended for the MacBook (Mid 2010) model.


MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.0

This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) models.


Safari 5.0.3

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.


Safari 4.1.3 for Tiger

This update contains improvements to usability, compatibility, stability, accessibility and security.


iTunes 10.1

iTunes makes it easy to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows and more on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod.


Security Update 2010-007 (Leopard Client)

Security Update 2010-007 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.


Mac OS X v10.6.5 Update (Combo)

The 10.6.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes.


Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4

This update extends RAW image compatibility for Aperture 3 and iPhoto 09.


Mac OS X v10.6.5 Update

The 10.6.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update delivers improved compatibility and various fixes.


HP Printer Drivers v.2.5.2 for Mac OS X v10.6

This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard.


iPhoto 9.1

This update adds several new print product options to iPhoto '11. It also improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues.


Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5

This update is recommended for all Mac Pro (Mid 2010) models.


Firmware Restoration CD 1.9

The Firmware Restoration CD is used to restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Outline of October 27, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

Some of Apple's software updated since the September meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

What do you call people who come out on rainy evenings to talk about computers?

Nerds! Happy Halloween Eve Eve Eve Eve.

MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.4

This firmware update addresses an issue with certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models from 2007-2008 that prevents them from charging with new power adapters.

October 07, 2010 - 880 KB

MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.4

This firmware update addresses an issue with certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models from 2007-2008 that prevents them from charging with new power adapters.

October 07, 2010 - 882 KB

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_26, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_22 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.

October 20, 2010 - 119.07 MB

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_22.

October 20, 2010 - 74.30 MB

Frontier Broadband in Langlois by November?! OK, WHEN?!

The next meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Langlois Library.

(subject to confirmation)

November 25 is Thanksgiving

December 30 is New Year's Eve Eve.

Happy Holidays!

Q&A, General Discussion

Apple Special Event, October 20, 2010 (Back to the Mac)


Saturday, October 23, 2010

NCC-Mac October Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is WEDNESDAY October 27, 6:00 PM at the Langlois Library. (The Library has called dibs on our regular night for their kids Halloween party.) I'll be summarizing Steve Jobs' keynote from the Apple Special Event of October 20 (Back to the Mac).

If you want to see Jobs' whole 90+ minute presentation, bring to the meeting a flash drive or hard disk that has room for 1GB, or search for "Apple Keynotes" at the iTunes Store.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another Public Service Announcement (no Mac content)

Here's another GetAFluShot.com clinic in our neighborhood.

DateTimeLocation
Monday, 10/04/2010
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Langlois Market, 48444 Highway 101, Langlois, OR, 97450

Friday, October 1, 2010

Outline of September 30, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

Some of Apple's software updated since the August meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

TechTool Deluxe

TechTool Deluxe from Micromat is a powerful diagnostic utility that allows you to test your computer's critical system components. TechTool Deluxe can also repair your computer's disk structure and rebuild its directories as necessary. TechTool Deluxe is only available with an AppleCare Protection Plan.

September 05, 2010

iWeb 3.0.2

This update refines comment and search support for blogs and podcasts published to MobileMe. It also resolves some issues related to publishing sites to MobileMe.

September 07, 2010 - 177.14 MB

Safari 5.0.2

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.

September 07, 2010 - 37.56 MB (Snow Leopard) 49.59 MB (QuickTime) 31.08 MB (Windows) 46.71 MB (Leopard)

Safari 4.1.2 for Tiger

Fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms.

September 07, 2010 - 29.46 MB

Lanier-7 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Lanier printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 20.52 MB

NRG-7 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your NRG printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 19.7MB

Ricoh-7 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Ricoh printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 21.78 MB

Gestetner-7 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Gestetner printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 20.31 MB

Savin-7 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Savin printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 20.32 MB

Infotec-7 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Infotec printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 20.05 MB

Brother 2.4 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Brother printer or scanner.

September 09, 2010 - 104.70 MB

Security Update 2010-006 (Snow Leopard)

Security Update 2010-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

September 20, 2010 - 1.93 MB

LED Cinema Display Software Update 1.0

This software update provides support for the 27-inch LED Cinema Display.

September 22, 2010 - 75.79 MB

iTunes 10

iTunes makes it easy to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows and more on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

September 24, 2010 - 84 MB (Mac) 71.54 MB (Win 32) 72.41 MB (Win 64)

My Opinions on iTunes 10

If you don't want Ping or enhanced rentals, stay with iTunes 9 as long as it still works.

Frontier Broadband in Langlois by November?!

The next meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the Langlois Library. Note that it's Wednesday this one time.

(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion

Magic iDVD


Saturday, September 25, 2010

NCC-Mac September Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday September 30, 6:00 PM at the Langlois Library. I have prepared a short canned demo of how to (and how not to) make a Magic iDVD. Roll on the floor laughing as I fumble through this feature of iDVD for the very first time.

Also, If anyone has any more movie projects to share, bring them in. Just be sure they're on physical media. There'll be no YouTubeing on the library's dialup connection.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Public Service Announcement (No Mac Content)

Here is a list of upcoming flu shot clinics being held in Coos and Curry counties. As in the past few years GetAFluShot.com is the organization administering the shots. This year's vaccine adds immunization against the H1N1 strain, a potentially nasty one. Because of this the CDC is recommending that every eligible individual gets a flu shot this year.

9/17/201011:00 AM to 5:30 PMRay's Food Place Port Orford, 1555 Oregon Street, Port
Orford, OR, 97465
9/18/20102:00 PM to 6:00 PMPrice & Pride Bandon, 65 10th St, Bandon, OR,
9/24/20102:30 PM to 6:30 PMMcKays Market Myrtle Point, 418 8th St., Myrtle Point, OR,
97458
9/25/201012:00 PM to 5:30 PMMcKays Freshmart Coos Bay, 149 S 7th, Coos Bay, OR, 97420
10/1/20102:00 PM to 6:00 PMMcKays Market Gold Beach, 29656 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach,
OR, 97444
10/6/20101:00 PM to 5:30 PMMcKays Market Lakeside, 200 S 8th, Lakeside, OR, 97449

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My 15-seconds of fame!

Apple just released iTunes 10.0, and an amusing thing happened. All (or at least most) Automator actions that talk to iTunes broke. The Automator application does not even acknowledge that these actions exist. This is because Automator actions, and Mac applications as well, keep track of their version information in a text file tucked away inside their "bundle" folder, a folder that looks like a single file as far as the user is concerned.

The Automator actions that control iTunes need iTunes to be version 4.6 or higher. "10.0" is alphabetically less than "4.6", and Automator hides these actions from the user. This is similar to the same of foresight that caused the Y2K problem.

How did I get my 15-seconds of fame? I figured out one way to regain use of these wayward Automator Actions, and posted this solution to MAC OS X HINTS. Look here if you want to read the article and its comments.

By the way, I almost got 30-minutes of fame earlier this year when I appeared as an extra in a TV commercial featuring Tiger Woods. Unfortunately, Tiger had his sex scandal thing, and the commercial was probably never aired. That's Show Biz.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gordon's Frontier Notes

Here is a link to Gordon's notes on how to access Frontier.com's email service using Mail.app.

Outline of August 26, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Before I post this outline, I'd like to thank everyone who came to the August meeting. We had 100% contribution, and I really, really appreciate that. It's that kind of sharing that makes us a user GROUP.

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

Some of Apple's software updated since the June meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

Epson Printer Drivers v2.4 for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Epson printer or scanner.

June 30, 2010 - 737.48 MB

HP Printer Drivers v.2.4.1 for Mac OS X v10.6

This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard.

June 30, 2010 - 387.47 MB

iTunes 9.2.1

iTunes 9.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes.

July 19, 2010 - 101.82 MB (Mac) 92.48 MB (Win 32) 93.18 MB (Win 64)

Safari 4.1.1 for Tiger

This update contains improvements to stability, accessibility and security.

July 28, 2010 - 29.53 MB

Safari 5.0.1

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.

July 28, 2010 - 37.57 MB (Snow Leopard) 49.59 MB (QuickTime) 31.08 MB (Windows) 46.72 MB (Leopard)

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.3

This update extends RAW image compatibility for Aperture 3 and iPhoto 09.

August 02, 2010 - 5.68 MB

Snow Leopard Graphics Update

The Snow Leopard Graphics Update contains stability and performance fixes for graphics applications and games.

August 16, 2010 - 65.65 MB

Security Update 2010-005 (Leopard-Client)

Security Update 2010-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

August 24, 2010 - 211.88 MB

Security Update 2010-005 (Snow Leopard - Client)

Security Update 2010-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

August 24, 2010 - 80.63 MB

iWork 9.0.4

This update addresses issues in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers, and adds export compatibility to Pages with the standard ePub file format (for use with iBooks).

August 26, 2010 - 63.44 MB

Xcode 3.2.3 and iOS SDK 4.0.2

Aug 11, 2010

Gordon's Frontier Notes

Gordon could not get Mail.app working with Frontier.com, but piecing information together from Paulianne and Frontier and even Verizon, he got it working. He condensed this information into a one-page note that he's made available to the group.

The next meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Langlois Library

(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion

Our iMovies

Thanks to Dave, Gary, Deb, Paulianne, Chris and Martha for sharing their movie projects with the group.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

NCC-Mac August Meeting Reminder

Due in part to the clutter from the upcoming silent auction in Langlois, the next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is being held Thursday August 26 in the "Freedom of Speech" room (the big meeting room) of the PORT ORFORD Library. Yes, we'll have REAL WI-FI this time! Because of scheduling constraints, the start time has to be pushed out to 6:30 PM.

(Just in case the earlier users of the room are slow in vacating, we may have to start the meeting in the hallway or patio. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.)

We'll be showing a few short iMovie projects. Feel free to bring your own recent projects to share with the group.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

NCC-Mac August Meeting EARLY Reminder

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! This message is going out a week early because we have a few changes that must be taken into account. Read on...

Due in part to the clutter from the upcoming silent auction in Langlois, the next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is being held Thursday August 26 in the "Freedom of Speech" room (the big meeting room) of the PORT ORFORD Library. Yes, we'll have REAL WI-FI this time! Because of scheduling constraints, the start time has to be pushed out to 6:30 PM. We are getting the use of the video projector. Come early and watch me try to figure out how to set it up.

(Just in case the earlier users of the room are slow in vacating, we may have to start the meeting in the hallway or patio. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.)

We'll be showing a few short iMovie projects. Feel free to bring your own recent projects to share with the group. No projects to share? Start editing now. The clock is ticking.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Some Apple software updated since the June NCC-Mac meeting

Epson Printer Drivers v2.4 for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Epson printer or scanner.

June 30, 2010 - 737.48 MB


HP Printer Drivers v.2.4.1 for Mac OS X v10.6

This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard.

June 30, 2010 - 387.47 MB


iTunes 9.2.1

iTunes 9.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes.

July 19, 2010 - 101.82 MB (Mac) 92.48 MB (Win 32) 93.18 MB (Win 64)


Safari 4.1.1 for Tiger

This update contains improvements to stability, accessibility and security.

July 28, 2010 - 29.53 MB


Safari 5.0.1

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.

July 28, 2010 - 37.57 MB (Snow Leopard) 49.59 MB (QuickTime) 31.08 MB (Windows) 46.72 MB (Leopard)


http://support.apple.com/downloads/

Sunday, July 25, 2010

NCC-Mac July Non-Meeting Non-Reminder

If...
you did not attend the June meeting,
or if...
you did not read the outline of the June meeting,
then...
This message is for you.

There will be NO July meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users.

The August meeting is still scheduled for the last Thursday of that month (8/26/2010), but the location may change due to the Langlois Library being full of items on display for its annual silent auction. Our site coordinator is checking into the availability of another venue. Stay tuned.

The August meeting will be showcasing a few short iMovie projects from the June meeting's homework assignment. Start editing now so we'll have more to show.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Outline of June 24, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

iPhone 4 went on sale today

Some Apple software updated since the May meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

Safari 5.0

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.

June 07, 2010 - 37.46 MB (Snow Leopard) 49.54 MB (QuickTime) 31.03 MB (Windows) 46.66 MB (Leopard)

Safari 4.1 for Tiger

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.

June 07, 2010 - 29.46 MB

Security Update 2010-004 (Leopard-Client)

Security Update 2010-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

June 15, 2010 - 222 MB

Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update

The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes.

June 15, 2010 - 607.21 MB

Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (Combo)

The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes.

June 15, 2010 - 887.37 MB

Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update Mac mini (Mid 2010)

The Mac OS X 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users of Mac mini (Mid 2010). This update contains all the applicable fixes from the Mac OS X 10.6.4 Update, plus specific fixes for Mac mini (Mid 2010).

June 15, 2010 - 403.38 MB

iTunes 9.2

iTunes 9.2 provides a number of important bug fixes.

June 16, 2010 - 101.99 MB (Mac) 92.29 MB (Win 32) 92.99 MB (Win 64)

iOS 4 Software Update

This update contains over 100 new features.

June 21, 2010 - iPod Touch 2nd Gen (330.3 MB) iPod Touch 3rd Gen (384.2 MB) iPhone 3G (306.3 MB) iPhone 3GS (396.3 MB)

The July NCC-Mac meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the Langlois Library

(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion

The Making of…


Sunday, June 20, 2010

NCC-Mac June Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday June 24, 6:00 PM at the Langlois Library. To atone for the glaring deficiencies in last month's presentation, I have been preparing an excruciatingly detailed canned demonstration on one way to transfer television programs to the Mac, edit them in iMovie, and finally burn them to DVD.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Outline of May 27, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

Some Apple software updated since the February meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

iTunes 9.1.1

iTunes 9.1.1 provides a number of important bug fixes

April 27, 2010 - 93 MB

There were two different builds of iTunes 9.1.1 (11 & 12). The older one had a bug that made re-compressing audio to 128 kbps AAC to at attached iPod a recurring event.

Epson Printer Drivers v2.3.1 for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Epson printer or scanner.

May 03, 2010 - 688.23 MB

Mac Pro Audio Update 1.1

This update addresses an audio anomaly that some customers may hear coming from inside their Mac Pro computer when using FireWire audio devices. This update is for Mac Pro (Early 2009) computers running Mac OS X v10.6.3.

May 03, 2010 - 516 KB

QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3

QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard

May 10, 2010 - 10.65 MB

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_24, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.

May 18, 2010 - 122 MB

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20.

May 18, 2010 - 78 MB

Boot Camp Update for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) (Windows 32 bit)

This update applies to the MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) running Windows operating systems.

May 25, 2010 - 1.5 MB

Boot Camp Update for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) (Windows 64 bit)

This update applies to the MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) running Windows operating systems.

May 25, 2010 - 1.03 MB

The next NCC-Mac meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Langlois Library

(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion

Two versions of iMovie


Saturday, May 22, 2010

NCC-Mac May Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday May 27, 6:00 PM at the Langlois Library. This month's topic: Two versions of iMovie.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Outline of April 29, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

Some Apple software updated since the February meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

Security Update 2010-002 (Leopard-Client)

Security Update 2010-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

March 29, 2010 - 78.39 MB

Mac OS X v10.6.3 Update

The 10.6.3 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.2 and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

March 29, 2010 - 719.23 MB

iPhone Configuration Utility 2.2 for Mac OS X

iPhone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs.

March 30, 2010 - 6.94 MB

Configuration profiles are XML files that contain device security policies, VPN configuration information, Wi-Fi settings, APN settings, Exchange account settings, mail settings, and certificates that permit iPhone and iPod touch to work with your enterprise systems. For instructions on how to use iPhone Configuration Utility, see the iPhone and iPod touch Enterprise Deployment Guide, available for downloading athttp://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/

iPhoto 8.1.2

This update addresses minor issues in the area of import and syncing to iPhone, iPod or Apple TV.

March 30, 2010 - 13.30 MB

QuickTime 7.6.6 for Leopard

QuickTime 7.6.6 is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users and includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and address security.

March 30, 2010 - 68.63 MB

AirPort Utility 5.5.1 for Mac

AirPort Utility is a simple to use, setup and management utility for the AirPort Express Base Station, the AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule.

March 31, 2010 - 10.24 MB

Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware Update 7.5.1

The Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n Firmware 7.5.1 update provides several fixes. This firmware update is for late 2009 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule only.

March 31, 2010

Mac OS X v10.6.3 v1.1 Update (Combo)

The 10.6.3 v1.1 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

April 12, 2010 - 785.29 MB

MobileMe Backup v3.2

Backup 3.2 is recommended for all users of Backup 3. This update improves the reliability of backup restore and uses space more efficiently on your iDisk or local storage (e.g. external hard drive or DVD).

April 13, 2010 - 6.73 MB

MacBook Pro Software Update 1.3

This update is recommended for all 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 models.

April 13, 2010 - 258.32 MB

Security Update 2010-003 (Leopard-Client)

Security Update 2010-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

April 14, 2010 - 218.6 MB

Security Update 2010-003 (Snow Leopard)

Security Update 2010-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

April 14, 2010 - 6.50 MB

27-inch iMac SMC Firmware Update 1.0

This update fixes Target Display Mode compatibility issues on 27-inch iMac computers.

April 14, 2010 - 397 KB

SMC Firmware Updates refer to the System Management Controller (SMC) firmware update for Intel-based computers. The SMC is a micro-controller on the logic board that controls the power functions for your computer. The SMC controls various functions, including:

Power and thermal management, the Sleep LED, and battery.

Controlling the fans, supporting Sudden Motion Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS), and the power switch.

27-inch iMac EFI FW Update 1.0

The update is recommended for all quad-core Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors 27-inch iMacs.

April 14, 2010 - 2.1 MB

The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. EFI is a much larger, more complex, replacement for the older BIOS firmware interface present in all IBM PC-compatible personal computers. The EFI specification was originally developed by Intel, and is now managed by the Unified EFI Forum.

Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.2

This update extends RAW image compatibility for Aperture 3 and iPhoto 09.

April 22, 2010 - 5.28 MB

iTunes 9.1.1

iTunes 9.1.1 provides a number of important bug fixes

April 27, 2010 - 93 MB

Xcode 3.2.2

Available through Software Update.

The next NCC-Mac meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Langlois Library

Q&A, General Discussion

Learning to play a musical instrument with GarageBand


Sunday, April 25, 2010

NCC-Mac April Meeting Reminder

The Next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, April 29, 6:00 PM at the Langlois Library. (I think) This Month's topic is "Learning to play a musical instrument with GarageBand."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Outline of March 25, 2010 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

This Page Intentionally Left Blank

Please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.

Some Apple software updated since the February meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

ProKit 5.1 (Leopard & SnowLeopard)

This ProKit Update fixes issues with user interface software resources that are shared by Apple's professional applications.

March 02, 2010 - 32.39 MB

MainStage 2.1.1

This update delivers improved compatibility and numerous fixes.

March 09, 2010 - 210.98 MB

Safari 4.0.5

This update is recommended for all Safari users and includes improvements to performance, stability, and security.

March 11, 2010 - 30.52 MB (Snow Leopard) 38.59 MB (Leopard) 26.78 MB (Tiger) 30.18 MB (Windows)

Brother Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This download includes the latest Brother printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard.

March 15, 2010 - 100.02 MB

Samsung Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This download includes Samsung printing software that shipped with Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard).

March 15, 2010 - 23.25 MB

Aperture SlideShow Support Update 1.1

This update addresses an issue affecting the playback of video clips used in Aperture 3 slideshows on Snow Leopard. The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

March 15, 2010 - 3.29 MB

Logic Pro 9.1.1

This update delivers improved compatibility and numerous fixes.

March 18, 2010 - 191.87 MB

Logic Express 9.1.1

This update improves overall stability and provides numerous fixes and enhancements.

March 18, 2010 - 138.79 MB

Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 for Mac OS X v10.6

This download includes the latest Canon printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard. Requires Mac OS X v10.6.1 or later.

March 24, 2010 - 281.16 MB

Pro Applications Update 2010-01

Pro Applications Update 2010-01 is a revision to Final Cut Studio (2009).

March 24, 2010 - 321.1 MB

iMovie 8.0.6

This update improves reliability when working with videos from Aperture.

March 25, 2010 - 35.84 MB

Aperture 3.0.2

This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of issues in Aperture 3. This update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

March 25, 2010 - 69.83 MB

The next NCC-Mac meeting will be held 6:00 PM, Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Langlois Library

Q&A, General Discussion

ScreenRecycler

JollysFastVNC

Virtual Network Computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Macworld Expo 2010 Show-and-Tell presented by Flo Lichtig. (Thank you very much, Flo!)