Thursday, June 30, 2011

Outline of June 30, 2011 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

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WARNING: This presentation violates Guy Kawasaki's "10/20/30" Rule.

Keep all presentations to less than 10 slides and no more than 20 minutes and a font size of at least 30.

Some of Apple's software updated since the May meeting

Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads

Security Update 2011-003 (Snow Leopard)

Security Update 2011-003 is recommended for all users.

May 31, 2011 - 2.36 MB

www.macupdate.com—safe-download-version

www.macobserver.com—safe_download_version_adds_manual_definitions_update

iTunes 10.3.1

Introducing iTunes in the Cloud beta. The music you purchase in iTunes appears automatically on all your devices. You can also download your past iTunes purchases. Where you want, when you want.

June 07, 2011 - 74.02 MB (Mac) 76.96 MB (Win 32) 77.84 MB (Win 64)

iMac Graphic FW Update 2.0

This firmware update fixes an issue that in rare cases may cause an iMac to hang during startup or waking from sleep.

June 08, 2011 - 699 KB

AirPort Utility 5.5.3 for Mac

This update is recommended for all users of AirPort Utility 5.5.2 for Mac

June 14, 2011 - 10.8 MB

Lexmark 2.5 Printer Driver

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

June 22, 2011 - 147.5 MB

Epson 2.7 Printer Drivers

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

June 22, 2011 - 961.5 MB

Security Update 2011-004 (Leopard)

Security Update 2011-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

June 23, 2011 - 256.4 MB

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

June 23, 2011 - 1.09 GB

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

June 23, 2011 - 474.2 MB

Thunderbolt Firmware Update

This update provides Thunderbolt performance and stability fixes.

June 27, 2011 - 486 KB

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_30, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.

June 28, 2011 - 120.33 MB

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26.

June 28, 2011 - 75.45 MB

The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 28, 2011, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

(subject to confirmation)

WWDC 2011

Lion

Phil Schiller, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

250 new features, 10 of which are…

#1 Multi-Touch Gestures

#2 Full Screen Apps

#3 Mission Control

Access to Dashboard, Exposé, Spaces

#4 Mac App Store

#5 Launchpad

#6 Resume

#7 Auto Save

#8 Versions

#9 AirDrop

#10 Mail

Lion will be available only (?) from the Mac App Store

4 GB download, installs in place, all your authorized Macs

$29.99

Available in July

No more Rosetta; Lion will not run PowerPC Applications

Lion requires an Intel Core 2 Duo or newer processor (Late 2006+)

iOS 5

Scott Forstall, Senior Vice President of iOS Software

200 new user features, and he demonstrated the top 10…

…most of which make iOS devices feel more like a "real" computer.

#8 PC Free

Available this Fall

iCloud

Steve Jobs, CEO

iCloud is replacing MobileMe

iCloud stores your content and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices.

iCloud is integrated with your apps, so everything happens automatically.

Contacts, Calendar, Mail

App Store, iBooks, Backup

Documents in the Cloud, Photo Stream, iTunes in the Cloud

iCloud stores 30 days of photos, streams last 1000 to iOS devices, all photos to Macs & PCs

Free

5GB

Purchased music, apps & books don't count; Photo Stream doesn't count. (MobileMe users currently get 20+ GB of storage.)

iTunes Match

Same benefits as music purchased from iTunes; 256 kbps AAC DRM-free.

$24.99 per year

Q&A, General Discussion


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

NCC-Mac June 2011 Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, June 30, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

I will be presenting a (hopefully) highly condensed summary of the keynote speeches of Worldwide Developers Conference 2011.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dear MobileMe member

I got this email from Apple today. If I'm reading this correctly, I can't get iCloud unless I update to Lion, and I can't update to Lion unless I buy a new Mac. (Your Mac must have an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor to run Lion.)

From: MobileMe

Date: June 6, 2011 4:50:27 PM PDT

To: Chris Schram

Subject: Important information for MobileMe members.


Important information for MobileMe members.


Dear MobileMe member,


We'd like to share some exciting news with you about iCloud — Apple’s upcoming cloud service, which stores your content and wirelessly pushes it to your devices. iCloud integrates seamlessly with your apps, so everything happens automatically. Available this fall, iCloud is free for iOS 5 and OS X Lion users.


What does this mean for you as a MobileMe member?


When you sign up for iCloud, you'll be able to keep your MobileMe email address and move your mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service.


Your MobileMe subscription will be automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After that date, MobileMe will no longer be available.


When iCloud becomes available this fall, we will provide more details and instructions on how to make the move. In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about iCloud.


Sincerely,


The MobileMe Team


Safe Download Version Adds Manual Definitions Update | News | The Mac Observer

Safe Download Version Adds Manual Definitions Update

The Mac Observer's code wizard Adam Christianson has been hard at work making Safe Download Version even better, and this latest update adds the ability to update to the most recent definition list file from within the application. Safe Download Version is a Mac OS X application that shows the version number for Apples safe files definition list, along with when the list was last updated on user's computers.

Safe Download Version

Snow Leopard users that installed Apple's Security Update 2011-003 can get daily safe file updates Safari uses to help make sure malware doesn't find its way onto their Macs. Apple doesn't, however, offer an easy way to tell when your definitions list was last updated, or what list version number is installed, so The Mac Observer whipped up Safe Download Version to handle that task for you.

Safe Download Version is a Mac OS X application that shows which safe downloads definition list version is installed, along with the date and time the definition list was last updated on your computer. The brand new version 0.4.1 update added the ability to manually update to the latest version of Apple's definitions list.

Apple released Security Update 2011-003 in response to a trojan horse malware threat called MacDefender. The trojan horse looks like a legit application that scans your Mac for viruses.

MacDefender displays dialogs claiming it found malware, and then asks users for their credit card account information. To help reinforce the illusion that it found viruses, it forces Web browser windows to open to porno Web sites.

As new variants of MacDefender hit the Web, Apple will continue to update its safe download list with new malware definitions. Macs with Security Update 2011-003 installed will auto-check for the new definitions daily.

Safe Download Version 0.4.1 is free and available for download at the TMO Web site.