Friday, August 1, 2014

Outline of July 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
iOS 7.1.2
This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:

• Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
• Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
• Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

System Requirements
iPhone 4 or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th generation)
Security Update 2014-003 (Lion)
System Requirements
OS X 10.7.5
Security Update 2014-003 (Mountain Lion)
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.5
OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update
The OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update:
Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks
Improves the reliability of wake from sleep
Includes Safari 7.0.5

System Requirements
OS X 10.9
iMovie 10.0.4
Improves stability and resolves issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly.

OS X 10.9.2 or later
iTunes 11.3
iTunes 11.3 includes all-new iTunes Extras for HD movies. iTunes Extras can include behind-the-scenes videos, short films, high-resolution image galleries, director's commentary, scenes, and more. These immersive iTunes Extras can also be enjoyed on Apple TV with Software Update 6.2 now, and will be available on iOS 8 this fall.

New iTunes Extras will be automatically added to your previously purchased HD movies as they become available—at no additional charge.

System Requirements
OS X version 10.6.8 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Radio requires OS X version 10.7 or later
iTunes Extras requires OS X version 10.9.3 or later
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 2.9.1
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2011) models. This update addresses an issue where systems may take longer to wake from sleep than expected and fixes a rare issue that may cause fans to run at full speed after waking from sleep.

System Requirements
OS X 10.9.2 and later
Epson Printer Drivers v2.17 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.

System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
OS X Lion 10.7 and later
Mac OS X 10.6
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion