Thursday, March 28, 2013

Outline of March 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
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by 
updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.
Mar 4, 2013 - 69.32 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.6.8 Snow Leopard
Java for OS X 2013-002 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java 
SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.
Mar 4, 2013 - 63.84 MB
System Requirements
OS X Lion v10.7 or later
This update resolves a rare issue where users may experience slow frame rates when playing 
graphics-intensive games on the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It also includes bug 
fixes for Power Nap, wake from sleep and fan control.
Mar 14, 2013 - 504 KB
System Requirements
OS X 10.7.5 or later
OS X 10.8.2 or later

This update resolves a rare issue where users may experience slow frame rates when playing graphics-intensive games on the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It also includes bug fixes for Power Nap, wake from sleep and fan control.
The 10.8.3 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and 
fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 793.69 MB
The 10.8.3 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including the following:

The ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac's built-in camera
Boot Camp support for installing Windows 8
Boot Camp support for Macs with a 3TB hard drive
A fix for an issue that could cause a file URL to quit apps unexpectedly
A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins
A fix for an issue that may cause audio to stutter on 2011 iMacs
Includes Safari 6.0.3
The 10.8.3 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and 
fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 540.46 MB
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support 
Windows 7 on your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 414.74 MB
System Requirements
MacBook Pro (13 and 15 inch, Mid 2012)
Windows 7 x64
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support 
Windows 7 on your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 601.76 MB
System Requirements
MacBook Air (Mid 2011)
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
Windows 7
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support 
Windows 7 on your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 894.44 MB
System Requirements
MacBook Pro (13 and 15 inch, Mid 2012)
Windows 7
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support 
Windows 7 on your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 1 GB
System Requirements
MacBook Air (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
Windows 7
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support 
Windows 7 on your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 664.08
System Requirements
MacBook (Late 2006 through Mid 2010)
MacBook Air (Early 2008 through Late 2010)
MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo, 2.4/2.2GHz, Early 2008 through Late 2011)
Mac Pro (Mid 2006 through Mid 2010)
iMac (Early 2006 through Mid 2011)
Windows 7
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support 
Windows 7 and Windows 8 on your Mac.
Mar 14, 2013 - 553.62 MB
System Requirements
MacBook Air (Mid 2011) or later
MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) or later
* MacBook Pro 13 inch-Mid 2010 is not supported
Mac Pro (Early 2009) or later
Mac mini (Mid 2011) or later
iMac (Mid 2010 or later)
Windows 7 x64, Windows 8. x64
Security Update 2013-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.
Mar 14, 2013 - 316.63 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6.8
Security Update 2013-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.
Mar 14, 2013 - 31.42 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.7.5
This update contains improvements and bug fixes.
Mar 19, 2013
System Requirements
iPhone 3GS and later
iPad 2 and later
iPod touch 4th generation and later
iPhone 5

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
Improvements to Maps in Japan
The next meeting will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Just say NO to Java!
In Lieu of Google
Not all that long ago in this very galaxy, the Safari web browser included a built-in web feed aggregator that supported the RSS and Atom standards, and those who followed numerous news feeds rejoiced. This useful feature never really caught on in the wider browser community, and in mid-2012 Apple quietly removed it from their latest iteration of Safari. All was not lost, for Google had a service called Reader, which aggregated news feeds within a clean, easy to read interface. Again the newsies rejoiced. But in 2013, as winter turned to spring, Google announced that as of July 1, Reader would be no more…
RSS
Rich Site Summary ( … often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to 
publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a 
standardized format. —Wikipedia
Google Reader —> Feedly (or Netvibes)
For some reason Feedly requires a browser plugin.
iGoogle —> Netvibes
Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, March 24, 2013

NCC-Mac March 2013 Meeting Announcement

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

This month's topic is "In Lieu of Google." Don't worry. Google isn't going away just yet, but two of its popular (?) services are.