Thursday, October 25, 2012

Outline of October 2012 NCC-Mac Meeting


Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
iPhoto 9.4.1
Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
Oct 1, 2012 - 757.62 MB
What's New in Version 9.4.1
Improves the reliability of syncing to iOS devices via iTunes 
Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly when using the Export command  
Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly when upgrading multiple books, cards, and calendars
Resolves an issue with downloading and viewing photos synced from Facebook albums

System Requirements
OS X Lion 10.7.5 
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 or later
The OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion 
v10.8.2.
Oct 4, 2012 - 26.65 MB
The OS X v10.7.5 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion v10.7.5.
Oct 4, 2012 - 2.0.2 MB
This update installs the latest software for your Lexmark printer or scanner.
Oct 4, 2012 - 171.68 MB
System Requirements
Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS X Lion 10.7 or later
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner.
Oct 4, 2012 - 1.03 GB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
This update installs the latest software for your Canon printer or scanner.
Oct 4, 2012 - 322.10 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.6.1 or later
OS X Lion or later
This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X Mountain Lion, OS X 
Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.
Oct 11, 2012 - 439.55 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion
Mac OS X v.10.6 Snow Leopard
Java for OS X 2012-006 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java 
SE 6 to 1.6.0_37.
Oct 16, 2012 - 67.2 MB
This update uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

System Requirements
OS X Lion v10.7 or later
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 11 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by 
updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_37.
Oct 16, 2012 - 81.9 MB
On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.
This update adds RAW image compatibility for cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Oct 24, 2012 - 5.04 MB
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Canon EOS M
Canon PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Nikon D600
Nikon 1 J2
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7
Sony Alpha NEX-F3
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 

System Requirements
OS X 10.8.2 or later
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
This update is recommended for all X11 users and resolves an issue that may cause X11 
applications to unexpectedly quit.
Oct 25, 2012 - 7.13 MB
The next meeting will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Apple's "We've got a little more to show you" Event, October 23, 2012
iBooks Author
New templates
Embedded fonts for custom look
Mathematical expressions can be directly rendered
Multi-Touch widgets
iBooks updates can grab latest version of textbooks
Available as a free download
iBooks
New continuous reading option
More iCloud integration saves the spot you were reading
Sharing features available for Facebook and Twitter
40 new languages supported
Mac mini
New base of 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor
4GB of RAM
Dual 1TB HDDs
Starts at $599
New iMacs
5mm thin at the edge
45% thinner display is laminated to the glass with 75% less reflection
27-inch and 21.5 inch models available
FaceTime HD camera, Dual microphones, and stereo speakers
Up to 768GB flash storage, 32GB of RAM, Core i5 or i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics
Four USB 3.0, three Thunderbolt ports
Fusion Drive combines 128GB Flash storage and either 1 or 3TB HDD
21.5-inch iMac starts at $1299, 27-inch iMac $1799
21.5-inch available in November, 27-inch iMac available in December
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
20% thinner than previous model at 0.75 inches thick
3.5 lb.. Lightest MacBook Pro ever
No optical drive, 2 Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe 2, SD Card slot, HDMI out and 2 USBs
Retina display is 13.3 inch on the diagonal and a 2560 x 1600 resolution
Up to 768GB of flash storage, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, and Bluetooth 4.0
7 Hour battery life
Starting price is $1699
iPad (fourth generation)
A6X processor doubles CPU and graphics performance
10 hours of battery life
FaceTime camera is 720p
Retina display
Lightning connector supported, and 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi and LTE
Black and white models available
16GB Wifi starts at $499
Preorders start October 26th
iPad mini
7.9-inch screen with 1024-by-768 resolution
New aluminum glass enclosure
23% thinner than 4th gen. iPad at 7.2mm thin
0.68 lb. (half the weight of the 4th gen. iPad)
Dual-core A5 chip
FaceTime HD camera
5MP iSight camera on the back
LTE wireless with 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi
Lightning connector
10-hour battery life
Comes in black and white models
16GB Wifi starts at $329
Pre-orders start October 26th
Wifi models available in stores Nov. 2nd. Wifi+4G available mid-November
Q&A, General Discussion