Thursday, February 27, 2014

Outline of February 2014 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
Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5621
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you need to support 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 on your Mac.

System Requirements for 5.1.5621 (non LynxPoint):
MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (15-inch & 17-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, & 15-inch, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (13-inch,15-inch & 17-inch  Late 2011)
MacBook Pro (13-inch & 15-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, Early 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
Mac Pro (Early 2009)
Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
Mac mini (Late 2012)
iMac (27-inch, Quad Core, Late 2009)
iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Mid 2010)
iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Mid 2011)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2011)
iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Late 2012)
Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5640
This download contains the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you need to support 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 on your Mac.

System Requirements for 5.1.5640 (LynxPoint):
MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch & 15-inch, Late 2013)
iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Late 2013)
iOS 6.1.6
This security update provides a fix for SSL connection verification.

System Requirements
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPhone 3GS
iOS 7.0.6
This security update provides a fix for SSL connection verification.

System Requirements
iPhone 4 or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th generation)
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Update
This update:
Adds the ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls
Adds call waiting support for FaceTime audio and video calls
Adds the ability to block incoming iMessages from individual senders
Improves the accuracy of unread counts in Mail
Resolves an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers
Improves AutoFill compatibility in Safari
Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion on certain Macs
Improves reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
Fixes an issue that may cause VPN connections to disconnect
Improves VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder
Security Update 2014-001 (Lion)
System Requirements
 OS X Lion 10.7.5
Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion)
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.5
iTunes 11.1.5
This update fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly when a device is connected and improves compatibility with iBooks for Mac on OS X Mavericks.

System Requirements
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
Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update 2.0
This update is recommended for all Mac Pro (Late 2013) models.  
This update enables Mac Pro to enter Power Nap without running the fan for most Power Nap activities, and addresses a rare issue where a low-speed USB device may not be detected at boot.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Security Software?
avast! Free Antivirus 8.0

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, February 23, 2014

NCC-Mac February 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, February 27, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

Now and then I get questions about what additional security software one should install on a Mac. This month's topic is “Security Software?” (The question mark is part of the topic title.)