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MacBook Air update solves issues with sleep and blasting fans

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If you have a MacBook Air from mid-2011, you may have noticed intermittent issues where your laptop has a harder time waking up from sleep mode than it normally would have done, and when it does, the fans might loudly blast as if the whole laptop were on fire.

Although rare, these issues have been afflicting customers for at least the last couple of years. But it seems like Apple has finally figured out what’s wrong, as a new update today specifically for mid-2011 MacBook Air owners fixes the longstanding issues.

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Retina MacBook Pro’s Latest EFI Update Causing Graphics, Processor Issues For Some Users

Retina MacBook Pro’s Latest EFI Update Causing Graphics, Processor Issues For Some Users

Apple’s latest EFI update for the Retina MacBook Pro should be avoided if possible.

If you haven’t already installed Apple’s latest EFI firmware for your 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, you may want to avoid it for a little while. Users on the Apple Support Communities forum are reporting that the update causes reduced frame rates and processor slowdowns when using graphically-intensive applications.

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Apple Enables Lion Internet Recovery On Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Enables Lion Internet Recovery On Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple has issued an EFI firmware update to its mid-2010 13-inch MacBook Pro which enables Lion Recovery over an Internet connection, allowing users to reinstall the latest OS X operating system onto their machine without the need for physical recovery media.

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Apple Releases MacBook Air 2010 EFI Firmware Update

Apple Releases MacBook Air 2010 EFI Firmware Update

Apple has released another software update for the new 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air models. This update, which is an EFI firmware upgrade, follows the previous update released shortly after the new MacBook Air went on sale and other alleged fixes in Mac OS X 10.6.5.

According to Apple, “This update resolves a rare issue where MacBook Air boots or wakes to a black screen or becomes unresponsive. This update is recommended for all 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air (late 2010) models. “

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Boot Camp and MacBook Pro EFI Get Updates

Boot Camp and MacBook Pro EFI Get Updates

Apple was on a roll yesterday: not only did their crackerjack team of programmers manage to release a new point update for Safari 4 and 5 resolving many existing issues, but they also pushed down the Software Update pipeline a new Boot Camp and MacBook EFI update.

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