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Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Beta 3 For Testing


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Apple has today released a new beta version of the next major update to iOS 7 for Developer testing. The company seeded iOS 7.1 beta 3 to registered members of the Apple Developer Program and have made it available either through the Apple Developer portal or as an over the air update to those who have installed beta 1 or 2. There are no indications of when the update will be released to the public, but recent rumors have pointed towards March as being the earliest that the update will be released.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.8.4


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Apple has today released the next update for OS X in the form of OS X 10.8.4. The update, which has been in Developer testing for some time, is available via the Software Update option through the Mac App Store and offer a number of significant improvements for iMessages, FaceTime, Safari, Microsoft Exchange compatibility, as well as a number of other bug fixes. The update weighs in at around 340 MB and the full list of changes and fixes can be found below.
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OS X 10.8.3 Moves A Little Closer To Fruition


Apple has today seeded Developers with the first beta version of the next update for OS X Mountain Lion, version 10.8.3. The beta software, available only to registered members of Apple’s Developer Program, is the first build of OS X 10.8.3 to be released for testing and offers a first glimpse at some of the new fixes that Apple has been working for the Mac OS.
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Apple Unleashes iOS 6.0.1



Apple has today released an update to iOS 6 in the form of iOS 6.0.1, bringing with it a significant number of bug fixes and improvements to the latest version of their mobile operating system. The update is available now through software update, but in a little break from tradition, on the iPhone 5, the process is done through an iOS updater app.

The reason is that one of the bugs that the update fixes is that the iPhone 5 has trouble installing software updates over the air. Running the software update process in Settings>General >Software Update will download the app which will then install the update on your iOS device. It is a very straightforward process, and you can see the full list of bug fixes below.
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Skype Fires Out Big Update For Mountain Lion


Skype has today released a new update for its Mac client, bringing the software up to version 5.8. According to the Skype blog, the update brings with it full compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as a number of significant updates that were previously only available to users of the Windows client. Among the changes, particularly for those who subscribe to the premium Skype service (available for either $48 for the year or $9.99 on a monthly basis), is an ability to host group chats of up to 10 users.

There is also a revamped user interface which allows users to reposition and resize their contact list. The new Mac client is also able to reorient the screen when users are talking to someone on a mobile device that is flipped between portrait and landscape. Skype is also working on separate chat windows and additional mutiple contacts for future versions of the Mac software.
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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.7.4


Apple has released the next major update to the Mac operating system, OS X Lion 10.7.4, bringing with it a host of improvements and fixes to Lion. The update is for all users of OS X Lion and fixes a number of issues with Lion including improvements to internet sharing, SMB print server connections, RAW image compatibility and support for third party USB keyboards. The release notes are detailed below.
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Apple Releases Java Software Update With Fix For Flashback Malware


Apple has today released a software update with a new version of Java for OS X which includes a tool that automatically removes ‘the most common variants of the Flashback malware. The release of the tool follows on from the announcement by the company that they were working on software to remove the Flashback malware from Macs.

The update also has another trick up its sleeve in that it now prevents the Java web plug-in from automatically executing Java applets while browsing. However, if users wish to re-enable this, then they can do so by using the Java Preferences application. In addition, the Java web plug-in will now constantly monitor whether Java applets are run and if none are executed for a prolonged period of time then it will once again disable Java applets.
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Apple Releases iTunes 10.6.1 Update


Apple has released an update for iTunes to address issues with video and device syncing. The update brings the software up to version 10.6.1 and is available now through Software Update. The photo syncing bug that is described below had apparently hit quite a number of people according to the Apple Support Forums but the new version of the software appears to fix the bug. The changelist for the update is below:
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Apple Issues Firmware Updates For 2011 Macs



Apple has issued new EFI Firmware updates for the 2011 range of Macs, which includes the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, the iMac and also the Mac mini. The firmware updates are available through Software Update now and weigh in at just a few megabytes. Software Update will automatically determine if your Mac is one of the models to which the update applies.

“This update improves the reliability of booting from the network, addresses an issue that can prevent HDCP authentication after a reboot and resolves an issue with boot device selection when a USB storage device is hot-plugged.”

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Apple Investigating Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Bug


Apple is apparently investigating some reports of a bug that appears when some users are attempting to update their Mac to the OS X Lion 10.7.3 software update that was released last night (via 9to5Mac). Some users who upgraded found a weird bug that manifested in problems launching applications, as well as error messages with the repeated text ‘CUI’ stamped across them.

Apple is apparently aware of the issue which is, by now, occupying a significant amount of space on their discussion and support forums. The company has apparently sent an e-mail to a group of users who upgraded to 10.7.3 and experienced the issue. The e-mail requested the user group to send details of the crash report, and include system and install logs as well as a full system report.
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