Thursday, October 27, 2011

Outline of October 27, 2011 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

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Some of Apple's software updated since the September meeting

Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads

iTunes 10.5

iTunes 10.5 provides a number of improvements.

October 11, 2011 - 102.51 MB (Mac) 66.71 MB (Win 32) 68.41 MB (Win 64)

iOS 5 Software Update

This update contains over 200 new features, including bug fixes.

October 12, 2011

OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 (Client)

The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud.

October 12, 2011 - 768.84 MB

Lion Recovery Update

The Lion Recovery Update includes improvements to Lion Recovery and addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password.

October 12, 2011 - 431.91 MB

Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard)

Security Update 2011-006 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

October 12, 2011 - 136.28 MB

Safari 5.1.1

Safari 5.1.1 for Windows includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services. iCloud stores your Safari bookmarks and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices. Safari 5.5.1 for Snow Leopard contains various bug fixes and improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, accessibility and security.

October 12, 2011 - (47.05 MB Snow Leopard) (36.52 MB Windows) (54.85 MB QuicktimeSetup)

Xcode 4.2 for Snow Leopard & Lion (App Store)

FujiXerox Printer Drivers v2.2.1 for OS X

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

October 20, 2011 - 50.06 MB

Canon Printer Drivers v2.7 for OS X

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

October 20, 2011 - 324.08 MB

MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0

This update addresses an issue where MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video.

October 24, 2011 - 70.97 MB

iMac EFI Update 1.7

This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on iMac (early 2011) models.

October 26, 2011 - 3.69 MB

Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.4

This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of Mac mini (mid 2011) computers and is recommended for all users.

October 26, 2011 - 4.01 MB

MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.2

This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of MacBook Air (mid 2011) computers and is recommended for all users.

October 26, 2011 - 4 MB

Macbook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.3

This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of MacBook Pro (early 2011) computers and is recommended for all users.

October 26, 2011 - 4.17 MB

iPhoto 9.2.1

iPhoto 9.2.1 supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5. This update also addresses minor stability, performance and compatibility issues.

October 26, 2011 - 357.18 MB

Thunderbolt Software Update (OS X Lion)

This update provides support for the Apple Thunderbolt Display and bug fixes for Thunderbolt device compatibility.

October 26, 2011 - 72.53 MB

The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

(subject to confirmation)

"I wish I'd known that before I upgraded to Lion."

system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType >~/Desktop/MyFileTypes.txt

Enter this command in a Terminal window. open MyFileTypes.txt in TextEdit. Search for instances of "PowerPC". These applications will not run under Lion. Discard or replace them.

Also, AppleWorks and a few other applications not play well under Lion.

Run Software Update. Update old applications and drivers.

Create a "Things from my Desktop" folder on your Desktop. Drag any loose files and folders from the Desktop into it.

Run Time Machine and/or other backup software.

Download Lion from the App Store. If Install Mac OS X Lion.app auto-starts, quit it.

Run Time Machine and/or other backup software again. Unmount and switch off backup drive.

Launch Install Mac OS X Lion.app. Follow Instructions. Wait.

You may need to install Java. OS X Lion does not provide a Java runtime by default.

support.apple.com—DL1421

You may want to activate iCloud.

Run Software Update.

If after a while everything looks OK, switch Time Machine back on.

Questions? try Take Control of Upgrading to Lion and Take Control of Using Lion.

www.takecontrolbooks.com—catalog

Q&A, General Discussion