Apple has released Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7 to address HDMI video flicker issues.
About Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7
This update addresses HDMI video flicker issues on Mac mini (Late 2012) computers and is recommended for all users.
The Mac mini EFI Firmware Update will update the EFI firmware on your computer.
Your computer’s power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source. When your Mac mini restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update. It will take several minutes for the update to complete. Do not disturb or shut off the power on your Mac mini during this update.
You can get the update from Software Update or at this link.
Apple is now taking orders for its new iMac desktops.
Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac packs high performance technology into an aluminum and glass enclosure that measures just 5 mm thin at its edge and features a reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent. The new iMac includes 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, a 1TB hard drive, third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7, and the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors that deliver up to 60 percent faster performance. Fusion Drive is an innovative new storage option that gives customers the performance of flash and the capacity of a hard drive by combining 128GB of flash with a standard hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance.
The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US). The 27-inch iMac is available with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US); and with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US).
Apple has just released the highly anticipated new version of iTunes.
iTunes 11 features a new UI, improved iCloud support, and more.
Let us know if you run into any problems during the install! You might have to grab it via software update as it is not yet on the Apple Website.
The redesigned iTunes features a full-window interface on your Mac or PC that’s simpler and cleaner, always keeping your favorite content in front of you. The new library view makes it easier to view your music, TV shows and movies, allowing you to click on the category of content you want to browse and that’s all you will see. The expandable album view allows you to see track listings for an individual album, while letting you continue to browse your music library. The new search feature searches across your entire iTunes library, including music, movies and TV shows. The re-imagined MiniPlayer makes it easy to control your music with a small tool bar, you can skip to the next song or search for something new to play—all without having to open your library. Up Next is a fun new way to see what songs are coming up and queue songs or albums you want to hear next.
With iCloud, all of your iTunes purchases are in the cloud and can be accessed from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV®. The new iTunes features seamless integration with iCloud, which automatically puts all of your purchases into your library on your Mac or PC, regardless of which device you used to make the purchase. iCloud also remembers where you are in your favorite movies or TV shows no matter which device you’re viewing on.
The redesigned iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore feature a clean design that makes shopping easier and more fun. Featured content is showcased right at the top and easy-to-browse shelves serve up popular music, movies and TV show choices. You also have a preview history that shows you all of the music, movies and TV shows you’ve sampled. iCloud keeps your preview history across all of your devices. Additionally, users can preview 90 second clips of songs while continuing to browse the store.
For information on the security updates, you can visit the following link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
In a profile of Apple SVP Eddy Cue as ‘Mr. Fix-It’, the WSJ reveals that iTunes 11 may be released later today.
This week, Mr. Cue faces a test of how well Apple can keep up in online services with the launch of a new desktop version of iTunes, which is expected as soon as Thursday.
The new iTunes has been delayed a month by engineering issues that required parts to be rebuilt, according to people who have seen it.
The new iTunes will feature a dramatically simpler and cleaner interface that keeps your favorite iTunes content at the forefront. With iCloud integration, your music, movie and TV purchases made on any of your iOS devices or computers is conveniently displayed in your iTunes library on your Mac or PC, available anytime you want them. The redesigned iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore have been rethought to make buying your favorite content on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC simpler than ever.
ExperCom has revealed the build-to-order options and pricing for the new iMacs.
Base 21.5-inch Model: ($1299)
● RAM: 8 GB to 16 GB ($200)
High-end 21.5-inch Model: ($1499)
● RAM: 8 GB to 16 GB ($200)
● Processor: 2.9 GHz Core i5 to 3.1 GHz Core i7 ($200)
● Hard Drive: 1 TB to 1TB Fusion Drive ($250)
Base 27-inch Model: ($1799)
● RAM: 8 GB to 16 GB ($200)
● RAM: 8 GB to 32 GB ($600)
● Hard Drive: 1 TB to 3 TB ($150)
● Hard Drive: Fusion Drive ($250)
● Hard Drive: 768 GB SSD ($1300)
High-end 27-inch Model: ($1999)
● Processor: 3.2 GHz Core i5 to 3.4 GHz Core i7 ($200)
● NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1 GB of GDDR5 to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2 GB of GDDR5 ($150)
● Same storage and memory upgrades as the base 27-inch model.