Thursday, December 25, 2014

December 2014 Software Updates


Some of the Apple software updated in December 2014.
Xcode
       Mac OS
Dec 02 '14
Version 6.1.1
What's new
Includes SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and iOS 8.1
• Fixes common causes of SourceKit crashes when working with Swift
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
GarageBand
       iOS Universal
Dec 08 '14
Version 2.0.6
What's new
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
iOS 8.1.2
This release includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device. To restore these ringtones, visit itunes.com/restore-tones from your iOS device.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:  
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Dec 9, 2014
  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
TestFlight
       iOS Universal
Dec 11 '14
Version 1.0.2
What's new
This update includes minor stability and performance improvements.
Safari 8.0.2, 7.1.2, and 6.2.2 -- After releasing updates to the Safari Web browser and quickly recalling them back in the first week of December, Apple has now released Safari 8.0.2 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, along with Safari 7.1.2 for 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.2 for 10.8 Mountain Lion. The release notes for Safari 8.0.2 are similar to the pulled version, fixing a bug that prevented history from syncing across devices if iCloud Drive wasn’t turned on, improving performance of WebGL graphics on Retina displays, and enabling username and password imports from Firefox. But there is one more — a fix for the issue that caused some users to not be able to access Safari after installing version 8.0.1. All three versions of Safari receive a fix for an issue that could prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices were added to iCloud Keychain. The three releases also include the same security updates from the Safari 8.0.1/7.1.1/6.2.1 triumvirate, including fixes for WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to execution of arbitrary code due to memory corruption issues and user interface spoofing. All three versions of Safari are available from Software Update. (Free)
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.02
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
       • Canon PowerShot G7 X
       • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
       • Fujifilm X100T
       • Nikon 1 J4
       • Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-5100
  For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476
Post Date: Dec 15, 2014
File Size: 7.5 MB
  • OS X 10.10 w/ iPhoto 9.6 or Aperture 3.6
OS X NTP Security Update:OS X Mountain Lion
This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users.
See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
For more information on the security content of this update see  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Dec 22, 2014
File Size: 1.9 MB
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
  • OS X NTP Security Update:OS X Mavericks
  • Download
  • This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users.
  • See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
  • For more information on the security content of this update see  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
  • Post Date: Dec 22, 2014
  • File Size: 2.0 MB
  • System Requirements
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
  • OS X NTP Security Update:OS X Yosemite
  • Download
  • This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users.
  • See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
  • For more information on the security content of this update see  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
  • Post Date: Dec 22, 2014
  • File Size: 2.1 MB
  • System Requirements
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10.1

Sunday, December 21, 2014

NCC-Mac December 2014 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

Due to the continuing Festive Season, there is no NCC-Mac Meeting in December 2014. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 29, 2015. But around Thursday(ish) I'll be posting the very short list of December's Apple software updates. Run Software Update now and nothing in that list will be a surprise. See you in '15.