With the bevy of software available for the Mac, it can sometimes be difficult to remember to update all of the applications you may have installed. After all, that software is meant to be used, not just updated constantly. But in reality, many Mac apps require care and feeding, so we’ll show you the best, most efficient path to getting that chore done without squandering any of your precious free time.
Apple has issued an SMC Firmware update to address charging problems affecting 2007-2008 MacBooks and MacBook Pros when connected to the new L-shaped MagSafe adapter. Apple switched to the new MagSafe charger after receiving complaints about fraying from the older power bricks that featured a straight plug.
Apple has just updated their MobileMe Gallery application for the iPhone with universal support for all iOS devices, including the iPad. This means that you can now browse your MobileMe photos with ease on any iOS device you choose. Apple also added fast app switching for iOS 4.0 devices, and topped things off with Retina Display support.
If you’re a FileMaker Go user, your hump day just got a little bit brighter: Apple subsidiary FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a 1.1 update to both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad versions of FileMaker Go which bring some welcome new features.
Wednesday was an exciting day to be an Apple fan, but not so much for iPad users (save for that brief iOS 4.2 preview). All of that changed when the clock struck midnight and Twitter released an update to their official app, bringing universal compatibility.
Pointy Heads LLC got quite a lot of attention when none other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs personally blessed the app into the App Store, allowing live, direct iPhone to iPhone video streaming. Knocking Live Video has just been updated to version 2.0 and brings with it a host of iPhone 4-only features as well as audio to go with your streaming video.
Apple has just released a Snow Leopard graphics update that fixes all of your video game woes.
The update contains stability and performance fixes that address the frame rate issues in Valve's Portal and Team Fortress 2, as well as an issue that causes Aperture 3 or StarCraft II to randomly quit or become unresponsive.
If you've been having issues with your favorite games for awhile now, this simple, 70MB update just might fix your problem.
Apple just released a new version of the iOS operating system to help address the issues with the PDF security vulnerability that has plagued mobile Safari users for weeks now. The new versions, iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad, will also disable the web-based JailbreakMe service that we all came to know and love.
Prior to 2007, Apple was releasing iLife updates annually at Macworld, but they seem to have pushed that back to every year and a half since then. That means it’s about time to cue those iLife ’11 rumors, which could be available in less than two weeks.