Thursday, February 28, 2013

Outline of February 2013 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
This update is for all 802.11n AirPort Express, 802.11n AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models.
Feb 7, 2013
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
The ability to extend the Guest Wi-Fi network on a network that is configured with multiple AirPort Base Stations
The ability to add a WPS-capable Wi-Fi printer 
Improved international support
AirPort Utility 6.2 contains improvements and bug fixes.
Feb 7, 2013 - 20.64 MB
Use AirPort Utility to set up and manage your Wi-Fi network and 802.11n AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. AirPort Utility 6.2 contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
The ability to extend the Guest Wi-Fi network on a network that is configured with multiple AirPort Base Stations
The ability to add a WPS-capable Wi-Fi printer
Improved international support

System Requirements
OS X 10.7.5 or later 
OS X 10.8.2 
This update adds RAW image compatibility for additional cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11.
Feb 7, 2013 - 5.13 MB
Leica D-Lux 6
Leica V-Lux 4
Leica X2
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-30
Pentax Q
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.2 or later
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
This update fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S.
Feb 11, 2013
This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has 
accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.
Feb 12, 2013 - 1 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.6.8
OS X  10.7.5
OS X 10.8.2
MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch, Mid 2010)
Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery 
life.
Feb 19, 2013
System Requirements
iPhone 3GS and later
iPad 2 and later
iPod touch 4th generation and later
iPhone 5
The new iTunes includes a dramatically simplified player, a completely redesigned Store, and 
iCloud features you'll love—this is the best iTunes yet.
Feb 19, 2013 - OS X (188.15 MB ) Windows (84.23 MB) Windows64 (85.95 MB)
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
Safari 4.0.3 or later
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by 
updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41.
Feb 19, 2013 - 69.32 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.

System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.6.8 Snow Leopard
Java for OS X 2013-001 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java 
SE 6 to 1.6.0_41.
Feb 19, 2013 - 63.84 MB
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.

System Requirements
OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 or later
OS X Lion v10.7 or later
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Just say NO to Java!
Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, February 24, 2013

NCC-Mac February 2013 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, February 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is "Anyone's guess, but there'll probably be another suggestion to disable Java, or else."

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Great 1Password tip for iOS Users

We now have at least a handful of iOS users in our group. If you have an iOS device and you use 1Password (and you should), this is for you.

As I mentioned briefly in last month'e meeting, iOS apps are "sandboxed" from each other. This is great for security, but it makes communication between apps somewhat inconvenient.

Here is a link to how to create a javascript bookmarklet in Mobile Safari that will take you right into the 1Password app to make entering your password that much quicker. It does this by prepending 'op' to the current URL (http becomes ophttp). Many mobile browsers support this URL scheme for jumping to 1Password.

BTW, The next NCC-Mac meeting is this coming Thursday, February 28, 4:30 PM, Langlois Library. I'll be sending out the formal announcement "Real Soon Now."