Apple posts 10.9.3 & iTunes 11.2 Updates

May15

Today Apple release 10.9.3 update for Mavericks & iTunes 11.2

10.9.3 update:

  • Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
  • Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
  • Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
  • Resolves an issue that prevented Font Book from installing PostScript Type 1 fonts
  • Improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server
  • Improves reliability of network home directories
  • Improves stability when installing configuration profiles
  • Improves login speed for users in Active Directory groups
  • Includes Safari 7.0.3
  • Available through Software Update, choose Apple menu () > Software Update to check for the latest Apple software using the Mac App Store, including this update.

iTunes 11.2

  • With iTunes 11.2, the application gains a new “Unplayed” tab in the Podcast section, listing content that a user has not listened to yet. The update also includes the ability to browse episodes that are available to download or stream in the “Feed” tab.
  • Further improvements for podcast listeners include the ability to automatically delete episodes once they have been listened to. Users an also save their favorite episodes so they can ensure they are saved on their computer.
  • The update also addresses an issue where iTunes might become unresponsive when updating recommended songs through Genius. It also is said to improve overall performance and stability, while Apple recommends that users have Podcasts for iOS 2.1 or later for syncing podcast episodes.
  • iTunes 11.2 is a free update available for both Mac and Windows PCs. It can be updated on OS X through the Mac App Store, while direct downloads are available from Apple’s website.

Mini’app’les March Meeting

Mar01

The next Mini’app’les meeting will be on March 18th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory (3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406). At 6:30 p.m., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available if you have specific questions you would like answered. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

At 7:00 p.m., we will cover the latest versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. There are new features and missing features from previous versions. Whether you think the apps have been dumbed down or more convenient as you move between the Mac and iOS versions, the changes have affected many different work flows. We hope this will be beneficial for you if you are currently using or thinking of using the new iWork apps. We will have Q&A time at the end.

2014 Annual Meeting Notes

Feb23

The annual Mini’app’les meeting will be held at the Washburn Library’s meeting room (map) on Saturday, February 15th at 1:00 pm. Thanks to those that attended and braved the heavy snow and cold weather.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Mac, we talked about different members’ first Macintosh computer and other memories from the first years of Macintosh computing.

We had a contest to see who can bring in the oldest Mac related item in three categories. The first was for oldest Macintosh computer. Dave Lundin brought in a Macintosh 128k. The second was for the oldest Macintosh software on factory media. Joel Gerdeen brought in Multiplan, developed by Microsoft. The third was for the oldest Macintosh periphery or accessory. Tom Ostertag brought in a Mac Cracker Tool, a long torx screw driver to remove the case on a the first few Macintosh computers. Each received a $25 Apple gift card.

Using an iOS app, NameSelector, Randy Hilden was selected as our lucky winner of an AppleTV.

Mini’app’les February Meeting

Feb01

The next Mini’app’les meeting will be on February 18th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory. At 6:30 P.M., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available to begin our Q&A time. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

At 7:00 P.M., we will have a full meeting of Q&A. Bring your questions and problems about your Mac or iOS device and whatever hardware you want to bring, and we will have an answer for you or point you in the right direction.

2014 Annual Meeting

Jan06

The annual Mini’app’les meeting will be held at the Washburn Library’s meeting room (map) on Saturday, February 15th at 1:00 pm.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Mac, we will be looking back over some of the history of the Mac.

We will be giving away an AppleTV. To win, all you have to do is be a Mini’app’les member and be at the meeting.

We will also have a contest to see who can bring in the oldest Mac related item in three categories. The first is for oldest Macintosh computer. The second is for the oldest Macintosh software on factory media. The third is for the oldest Macintosh periphery or accessory. If there is a tie for the oldest item, the item in better condition will win. The winner of each category will receive a $25 Apple Store gift card. Of course, any and all items you bring to the meeting, you are responsible to take home with you.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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