Thursday, January 29, 2015

Outline of January 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

We had a couple of last-minute software updates that I was not aware of before this month's meeting: iTunes 12.1 and Lexmark Printer Driver 3.0. They are described below in more detail.

Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Pages
Version 5.5.2 (Mac)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.5.2 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Numbers
Version 3.5.2 (Mac)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.5.2 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Keynote
Version 6.5.2 (Mac)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.5.2 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update
This update includes the following improvements:
Resolves an issue that might cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
Resolves an issue that might cause web pages to load slowly
Fixes an issue that could cause Spotlight to load remote email content when this preference is disabled in Mail
Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
Improves VoiceOver speech performance
Resolves an issue that could cause VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page
Addresses an issue that could cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly
Improves stability and security in Safari
Post Date: Jan 27, 2015
File Size: 554.3 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1
iOS 8.1.3
This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:
Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7.1.3, and Safari 6.2.3
Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.1
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
Security Update 2015-001 Mountain Lion
Security Update 2015-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Jan 27, 2015
File Size: 177.4 MB
System Requirements
 OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
Security Update 2015-001 Mavericks
Security Update 2015-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Jan 27, 2015
File Size: 62.3 MB
System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
iTunes 12.1
MAC
This update introduces a new iTunes widget for Notification Center in OS X Yosemite. See what’s playing, skip ahead, and even buy songs while listening to iTunes Radio — right from Notification Center. This update also improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

WINDOWS
iTunes is now a full 64-bit application on 64-bit editions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista. This update also includes bug fixes and improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
For more information, please see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6546
Post Date: Jan 29, 2015
File Size: OS X (216.6 MB ) Windows (108.8 MB) Windows64 (152.4 MB)
System Requirements
OS X version 10.7.5 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
Lexmark Printer Driver 3.0
This update installs the latest software for your Lexmark printer or scanner.
Post Date: Jan 29, 2015
File Size: 181.31 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion 10.7 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NCC-Mac January 2015 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, January 29, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
This month's topic is pretty sparse. Better bring announcements or questions or something, or it's gonna be a very short meeting.