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OS X 10.8.1 Mountain Lion Update

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Apple has released the first update to Mountain Lion, 10.8.1. You can download it by going to Apple menu -> Software Update.

Read the full details here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5418

This update includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:
    Resolve an issue that may cause Migration Assistant to unexpectedly quit
    Improve compatibility when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server in Mail
    Address an issue playing audio through a Thunderbolt display
    Resolve an issue that could prevent iMessages from being sent
    Address an issue that could cause the system to become unresponsive when using Pinyin input
    Resolve an issue when connecting to SMB servers with long names
    Address a issue that may prevent Safari from launching when using a Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) file
    Improve 802.1X authentication with Active Directory credentials

iOS 5.1 Update Now Available

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iOS5 is now available for updating on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It offers several new features, and it's a recommended upgrade.

Here's what you get:

  1. Japanese language support for Siri
  2. Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  3. Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  4. Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
  5. Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  6. Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  7. Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  8. Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  9. Updated AT&T network indicator
  10. Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  11. Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

We had no trouble updating via Over The Air, but we have heard some reports of folks trying to do this update via iTunes at this time.

 

 

 

Apple Releases 10.7.3 Software Update and Airport Utility

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Apple has released an update for the Airport Utility and also an update to 10.7.3 for Mac OS X Lion.

Regarding Airport Utility Update

Use AirPort Utility to set up and manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices. Change base station and network settings, or manage advanced features such as security modes, wireless channels, and more.

 

For the latest information on AirPort software, check Software Update in System Preferences or the following Apple website: Apple Support Downloads.

 

Learn more about Apple Wi-Fi at: http://www.apple.com/wifi/.

 

Regarding 10.7.3

The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:

  • Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support
  • Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X
  • Resolve issues authenticating with directory services
  • Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharing

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

VMware Fusion Updates to 4.1

VMware Fusion has updated to 4.1 - offering many fixes and improvements. A necessary update, as the reviews keep pointing to Parallels as the premier VM for running on OS X Lion.

VMware Fusion 4.1 is a free upgrade for current users of VMware Fusion 4. It is recommended for all users. VMware Fusion 4.1 includes new features and improvements including:

  • Smart Full Screen. Builds on Lion full screen to deliver a great experience no matter how many displays you have. New Lion full screen button and keyboard shortcut, and updated full screen menu.
  • Optionally start your favorite virtual machines when VMware Fusion starts.
  • Improved performance when starting virtual machines, resizing virtual machine windows and snappier animations.
  • Graphics performance and compatibility improvements for Internet Explorer 9 and SolidWorks 2012.
  • Support for FileVault 2 in Mac OS X 10.7.2 virtual machines.
  • Many additional minor improvements and bug fixes

iOS 5.01 Upgrade Available Now

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Battery life issues be gone. We hope. Apple has just released the first upgrade to iOS 5, taking it to iOS 5.01.  This can be done via OTA (Over the air) or you can connect to iTunes and do a 'Check for updates'.  While battery life is key, I'm kind of excited that they decided to add the multi-tasking gestures to the original iPad. Thanks Apple.

To force your iOS device to do an over the air, connect it to power and then go to System Settings -> General -> Software Update

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

• Fixes bugs affecting battery life
• Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
• Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
• Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Products compatible with this software update:

• iPhone 4S
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222