All items tagged with "firmware"

Apple Releases MacBook Firmware Update To Address Rare Battery Issue

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Apple has released a new SMC firmware update for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. “This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning,” according to Apple. This applies specifically to older batteries, but the update is recommended for all MacBook models.

You can find this new firmware update in the Mac App Store or download it directly from Apple’s website.

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 Posts Official Firmware for iPad Mini and iPad 4 Ahead Of Shipping Date

Apple Posts Official Firmware for iPad Mini and iPad 4 Ahead Of Shipping Date

Mmmmm, firmware…

The first iPad Mini and iPad 4 new iPad pre-orders are set to arrive in customers’ homes on November 2, but Apple has posted the official firmware for both the iPad Mini and its larger brethren early.

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Canon 7D Firmware Update Turns It Into A New Camera

Canon 7D Firmware Update Turns It Into A New Camera

It might look the same on the outside, but inside this Canon 7D is almost a different camera.

Remember the bad old days of the iPod? Apple would release a new model with a bunch of new features, and the old model – while capable of running the new software – would be left out in the cold. It was obviously a cynical scheme to make you upgrade your perfectly good music player early, but it worked.

So it is with cameras. Firmware upgrade are almost always limited to small bug fixes. The latest 7D update, though, is huge, and almost gives owners a brand new camera.

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Safari Download Manager For iOS Finally Gets Support For iOS 5 [Jailbreak]

Safari Download Manager For iOS Finally Gets Support For iOS 5 [Jailbreak]

It took a while, but Safari Download Manager finally supports iOS 5.

One of the first tweaks I used to install after jailbreaking previous iPhones was Safari Download Manager, a terrific little package that does exactly as its name suggests: allows you to download files right within mobile Safari. The downside to this tweak, however, has long been its lack of support for iOS 5. That is, until it got updated today.

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Apple Issues Firmware Updates To Bring Lion Internet Recovery To More 2010 Macs

Apple Issues Firmware Updates To Bring Lion Internet Recovery To More 2010 Macs

Apple has issued a set of firmware updates for more of its Macs that were introduced during 2010. These updates bring Lion Internet recovery to the early 2010 MacBook Pro, the mid 2010 iMac, and the late 2010 MacBook Air.

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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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Update Your Time Capsule Firmware With AirPort Utility On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip]

Update Your Time Capsule Firmware With AirPort Utility On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip]Update Your Time Capsule Firmware With AirPort Utility On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip]

Thanks to Apple’s free AirPort Utility app for iOS, it’s easy to make simple changes to your Time Capsule and update its firmware without having to use a computer. Here’s how to update your Time Capsule firmware using only your iOS device and the AirPort Utility app.

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Has Apple Blocked App Store Downloads On Devices Running iOS 3.1.3?

Has Apple Blocked App Store Downloads On Devices Running iOS 3.1.3?

Users who are still running the iOS 3.1.3 software on their iPhones and iPod touches are reporting that a recent App Store update has blocked them from downloading new apps directly to their devices. The update was issued on December 16, and users have been unable to download new apps since, though they can still download updates to existing apps.

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TV Show Streaming Disappears From Apple TVs In Canada Just Days After Update

TV Show Streaming Disappears From Apple TVs In Canada Just Days After Update

Apple quietly issued an update to its Apple TV earlier this week, which finally introduced TV show streaming from the cloud to users in Australia, Canada, and the U.K. for the first time. However, there may have been a good reason why Apple was so quiet about it.

It would seem that the feature isn’t ready yet — or that it was not meant for certain territories — because just days after being introduced, Apple has removed it again.

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