Sunday, December 22, 2013

NCC-Mac December 2013 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Due to this week's Holidays, there is no December 2013 NCC-Mac Meeting.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.1 Client
The 3.7.1 update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop clients and addresses several issues related to overall reliability, usability and compatibility.

System Requirements
OS X 10.7 
OS X  10.8
OS X 10.9 
OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Update
The OS X Mavericks v10.9.1 Update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update includes:

Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail
Fixes an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in Mail
Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from speaking sentences that contain emoji
Fixes an issue that prevented iLife and iWork apps from updating on non-English systems
Addresses an issue that may cause multiple prompts to unlock “Local items” keychain
Addresses an issue that may cause Japanese keyboards to retain a previously used language
Resolves issue that prevents a Contact group name from populating the address field
Includes Safari 7.0.1
Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to become unresponsive when filling out forms on fedex.com, stubhub.com, and other websites Improves Credit Card Autofill compatibility with websites
Improves VoiceOver compatibility with facebook.com 
Updates Shared Links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar
Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.02
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

Nikon D5300
Nikon Df
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later 
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

NCC-Mac November 2013 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Due to this week's Thanksgivukkah Holiday(s), there is no November 2013 NCC-Mac Meeting.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
iTunes 11.1.3
This version of iTunes resolves an issue where the equalizer may not work as expected and improves performance when switching views in large iTunes libraries. This update also includes additional minor bug fixes.

Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
32-bit editions of Windows Vista or 32-bit editions of Windows 7, and Windows 8
MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.3
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models.   This update addresses an issue where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive.
MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.2
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013) models with NVIDIA graphics.   This update addresses an issue which, in rare cases, may limit the performance of the discrete graphics processor after a system wake or boot.
Mail Update for Mavericks
This update improves stability and compatibility with Gmail, and includes fixes for users with custom Gmail settings.

OS X Mavericks 10.9
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 5.01
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Canon PowerShot G16
Canon PowerShot S120
Fujifilm X-A1
Nikon COOLPIX P7800
Nikon D610
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
Sony Alpha ILCE-3000
Sony Alpha NEX-5T

Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
iOS 6.1.5
Fixes an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users on iPod touch (4th generation).
This update contains security content originally included in previous iOS Software Updates.
iOS 7.0.4
Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

iPhone 4 and later
iPad 2 and later
iPad mini 
iPod touch (5th generation)
Samsung Printer Drivers v2.6 for OS X
This download includes the latest Samsung printing and scanning software for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.
FujiXerox Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest Fuji-Xerox printing and scanning software for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.
Lexmark Printer Driver v2.12 for OS X
This download includes the latest Lexmark printing and scanning software for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.
AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations Firmware 7.7.2
Firmware update 7.7.2 is for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.

This update:
Addresses an issue that prevents a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from appearing as an available disk in Time Machine.
Resolves an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in WAN connectivity.
Resolves an issue that may result in a network loop.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)

--
Hard to describe the feeling you get when Twitter suggests you follow someone who has recently and tragically passed away. -- Pedro Rafael Rosado, 7/15/2012

Chris Schram
chrischram@gmail.com
<http://ncc-mac.blogspot.com>

Friday, November 1, 2013

Outline of October 31, 2013 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. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
OS X
OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5
The 10.8.5 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update: Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically Improves Xsan reliability.
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update
The OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. This update: Resolves an issue that may prevent certain applications from using the FaceTime HD camera on mid-2013 MacBook Air systems Fixes an issue that may cause external drives to be ejected after the computer goes to sleep Addresses an issue that may prevent HDMI audio from working after waking from sleep Fixes an issue that may prevent certain USB Bluetooth adapters from working.
iMac 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0
The iMac OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0 is recommended for iMacs (Late 2013) using NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics and running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. This update: Fixes an issue that may cause external drives to be ejected after the computer goes to sleep Fixes an issue that may prevent certain USB Bluetooth adapters from working.
OS X Apps
iTunes 11.1.2
iTunes now supports OS X Mavericks. This version also adds support for Arabic and Hebrew, and improves performance and stability. The previous version of iTunes came with several major new features, including: iTunes Radio. iTunes Radio is a great new way to discover music. Choose from hundreds of stations or start a new one from your favorite artist or song. Enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free once you subscribe to iTunes Match. Genius Shuffle. Introducing a magical new way to experience your music library. Choose Genius Shuffle and iTunes instantly plays songs that go great together. Click it again to hear something new—enjoying your music has never been this easy. Podcast Stations. You can now create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes. Your stations, subscriptions, and current play position sync over iCloud to the Podcasts app. Sync with iOS 7. You can now use iTunes to sync your favorite music, movies, and more to devices with iOS 7. In addition, iTunes now makes it even easier to quickly organize and sync apps to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Note: If you are using OS X Mavericks, your book library can now be found in iBooks for Mac.
Apple Remote Desktop 3.7 Client
The Remote Desktop Client Shell will install the Remote Desktop Client application on a machine that has requested the download through the Software Update tag.
Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Lion v1.0
This update provides compatibility for migrating to a Mac running OS X Mavericks.
Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard v1.1
This update provides compatibility for migrating to a Mac running OS X Mavericks.
iPhoto Library Upgrader 1.1
This tool prepares libraries from iPhoto 7 or earlier so they can be upgraded with the current version of iPhoto.
OS X Printer Drivers
HP Printer Drivers v.2.16.1 for OS X
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.
Canon Laser Printer Drivers v2.11 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your Canon Laser printer or scanner.
OS X Security
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65. This update enables per-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later.
Java for OS X 2013-005
Java for OS X 2013-005 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65. On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
Mac Firmware
MacBook Air SMC Update v1.9
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2012 and mid 2013) models.   This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning, the system does not recognize the battery, or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update v1.2
This update is recommended for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2012) models, and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (mid 2012) models.   This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.8
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2012) models.   This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7 This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013) models.   This update addresses an issue which may cause a black screen to appear when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 using Boot Camp Assistant if both an external optical drive and USB thumb drive are connected to the system.  This update also ensures that the system will boot by default into OS X after installation of Windows 8.
MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1
This firmware update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2012) models.
Apple has discovered that a small percentage of flash storage drives in these MacBook Air models have an issue that may result in data loss. This update tests your drive and, in the majority of cases, installs new firmware to resolve the issue. If your drive cannot be updated, Apple will replace it, free of charge
iMac SMC Firmware Update 1.1
This update is recommended for iMac (late 2013) with flash-only storage.  This update improves the Power Nap feature in Mavericks on your flash based iMac by allowing it to perform silently, without spinning up the fan. Power Nap periodically updates apps, such as Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, and will download software updates while your iMac is sleeping.
iOS
iOS 7.0.3
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating Improves system stability when using iWork apps Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software Available via iTunes and wirelessly.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Apple Special Event, October 2013
OS X Mavericks
Power Efficiency
Memory
Graphics
Maps
iBooks
Hardware Compatibility
Free
MacBook Pro & Mac Pro
Mac Pro available December
iLife & iWork
Free with purchase of any new Mac or iOS device
iPad Air & iPad mini
iPad Air available November 1; iPad mini with Retina display available November
And so… I installed Mavericks

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, October 27, 2013

NCC-Mac October 2013 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, October 31, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

Halloween costumes are optional, but please at least wear something. It may be cold out.

This month's topic is "Apple Special Event, October 2013 (You Heard It Here Last)."

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Outline of September 2013 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. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Epson Printer Drivers v2.15.1 for OS X
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5
The 10.8.5 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
Safari 5.1.10 for Snow Leopard
Safari 5.1.10 for OS X Snow Leopard includes security fixes and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09
Olympus PEN E-P5

OS X 10.8.2 or later
OS X 10.7.5 or later
Security Update 2013-004 (Snow Leopard)
Security Update 2013-004 (Lion)
iTunes 11.1
OS X version 10.6.8 or later
iOS 7
iOS 7.0.1
This update contains bug fixes and improvements for iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
iMac (late 2013) EFI Update 2.1
This update is recommended for iMac (late 2013) models. This update addresses an issue which may cause a black screen to appear when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 using Boot Camp Assistant if both an external optical drive and USB thumb drive are connected to the system. This update also ensures that the system will boot by default into OS X after installation of Windows 8.

OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 (12E4022) or later
iOS 7.0.2
Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry

iPhone 4 and later
iPad 2 and later
iPad mini 
iPod touch (5th generation)
The next meeting will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
OS X's Baked-In Security Features
Additional suggestions (redux)
Apple Special Event, September 2013
Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, September 22, 2013

NCC-Mac September 2013 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, September 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

We Have a topic and a half this month:
"Last Month's Missing Slide"
"Apple Special Event, September 2013 (You Heard It Here Last)"

In other news, if you happen by the Langlois Market on Tuesday the 24th between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and want more than a hot dog, GetAFluShot.com will be there doing what they do.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Outline of August 2013 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. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Ricoh Printer Drivers v10.0 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, and OS X Mountain Lion.
Savin Printer Drivers 10.0 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, and OS X Mountain Lion.
NRG Printer Drivers v10.0 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6 and Mountain Lion.
Infotec Printer Drivers 10.0 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6 and Mountain Lion.
Gestetner Printer Drivers v.10.0 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, and  Mountain Lion.
InfoPrint Printer Drivers v10.0 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, and OS X Mountain Lion.
Lanier Printer Drivers v10.1 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, and OS X Mountain Lion.
Epson Printer Drivers v2.15 for OS X
Thu Aug 8, 2013
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner.
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.4
Tue Aug 13, 2013
This update is available for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. It contains fixes that: Resolve an issue that may cause AirPort Time Capsule to report that the backup disk is in use Resolve an issue that may cause an IPv6 Tunnel error  Resolve an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in Wi-Fi connectivity with iOS devices  Note: This firmware update is for all 802.11n AirPort base stations.
iTunes 11.0.5
Fri Aug 16, 2013
This update corrects an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items.
Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
32-bit editions of Windows Vista or 32-bit editions of Windows 7, and Windows 8
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.08
Thu Aug 22, 2013
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

Canon EOS 70D
Fujifilm X-M1
Leica M
Leica M Monochrom
Nikon COOLPIX P330
Pentax 645D
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

OS X 10.8.2 or later
OS X 10.7.5 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Show-and-Tell
New Trent NT31B Airbender Mini
OS X's Baked-In Security Features
Gatekeeper
Sandboxing
Antiphishing
Mac stays on the alert
Additional suggestions
Q&A, General Discussion

Saturday, August 24, 2013

NCC-Mac August 2013 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, August 29, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is "OS X's Baked-in Security Features."

I also have a show-and-tell item, so it would only be fair to invite anyone else who has a new tech-oriented toy to bring it in.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Today's Mail: Last day of Take Control 50%-off sale approaching

Good day, everyone!

We'll keep this short and sweet. If the news of our 50%-off sale this week escaped your notice, or if you haven't yet found the time to take a spin through our catalog, check it out today, before the offer expires at the end of August 15th. Use this coupon-loaded link to get started:

http://tid.bl.it/50-percent-off-back-to-school-sale-2013

We'd also really appreciate it if you could help spread the word about the sale to friends and colleagues who might benefit from our ebooks.

Thanks for your continued support, and the many useful questions and kind comments you've sent over the years!

cheers... -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Security Freakout for Chrome Users

If you're a Google Chrome browser fan, have a look at this Chrome's insane password security strategy article, then take a look at <chrome://settings/passwords> just to see how easy it is for someone to walk up to your computer and browse your passwords. Scary, yes? Oh, and by the way, Google says it's no big deal, and they don't plan on doing anything about a security hole big enough to drive an RV through.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Outline of July 2013 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. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.07
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
  Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF6
Sony Alpha SLT-A58

Post Date: Jun 27, 2013
File Size: 6.11 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.2 or later
OS X 10.7.5 or later
Canon Inkjet Printer Drivers v2.12 for OS X
Post Date: Jun 27, 2013
File Size: 200.46 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.6.1 or later
OS X Lion or later
Security Update 2013-003 (Lion)
Post Date: Jul 2, 2013
File Size: 61 MB
System Requirements
 OS X Lion 10.7.5
Security Update 2013-003 (Mountain Lion)
Post Date: Jul 2, 2013
File Size: 20.4 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.4
Security Update 2013-003 (Snow Leopard)
Post Date: Jul 2, 2013
File Size: 349.5 MB
System Requirements
 Mac OS X v10.6.8
AirPort Utility 6.3.1 for Mac
Use AirPort Utility to set up and manage your 802.11n and 802.11ac AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. AirPort Utility 6.3.1 resolves an issue where AirPort base stations may not appear in AirPort Utility.

Post Date: Jul 11, 2013
File Size: 21.44 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.7.5 or later
OS X 10.8.3 or later
MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0
This update fixes an issue that in rare instances may cause an intermittent loss in wireless connectivity, an issue with Adobe Photoshop which may cause occasional screen flickering, and an issue which may cause audio volume to fluctuate during video playback.

Post Date: Jul 18, 2013
File Size: 3.35 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.4 build version 12E3067
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
The other stuff you can store in 1Password
agilebits.com
$49.99 for Mac
$17.99 for iOS
Logins
Accounts
Identities
Secure Notes
Software
Wallet
Q&A, General Discussion