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How to generally manage app problems after upgrading OS X

ApplicationIconXWhenever you upgrade OS X, you always chance an application or two not working with the new software changes. Hopefully problems are kept at a minimum, or are insignificant enough to not require any attention; however, there may be times when apps crash, hang, or show other odd behavior that directly impedes your ability to use them. In these cases, there are several general approaches you can do to fix the problem, before having to dive into specifics troubleshooting steps. Continue reading

MacBook Pro firmware update addresses flash storage data corruption

FirmwareUpdateIconXApple has released a Flash Storage firmware update for its latest mid-2015 MacBook Pro systems, which addresses a rare bug with the hard drives on these systems that could lead to data corruption.

The update should be available through Apple’s Software Update service on relevant systems, so if you have one of these models then be sure to Continue reading

Apple issues Watch OS update 1.0.1

AppleWatchFor those who have purchased an Apple Watch, Apple has released the first OS update to fix a few outstanding bugs in the device’s initial release. The update, which is about 51MB in size, brings fixes for Siri, as well as improvements for measuring several activities, including standing time, calories for cycling and rowing workouts, and distances for walks and runs. Continue reading

Tackle Pro Video Formats 2.0.1 always appearing in Software Update

PackageIconXIf you use your Mac for professional video editing with Final Cut Pro X, Motion, or Compressor software, then you may have been presented with the recent Pro Video Formats 2.0.1 software update to give you the latest compatibility with various codecs you may use to import and export video. However, as can be the case with updates at times, even though you download and install it, your Mac may repeatedly display this update as being available, despite having installed it. Continue reading

Two fixes for Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 always being available

YosemiteInstallerIconXAlong with the OS X 10.10.3 update, Apple issued Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 to fix a few bugs and enhance the Recovery process for systems running OS X Yosemite. The update is available only through the App Store’s software update service, and while this service should only show software that has not been installed, for some people their systems are constantly showing this update as being available. This continues even after attempting to install the update multiple times. Continue reading

A few mindful notes before installing Apple’s 10.10.3 update

SoftwareUpdateIconXApple has released its 10.10.3 update today, which can be installed on any Mac running Yosemite and which brings a number of security and stability fixes. However, in addition, Apple has made the change to use the new Photos app as a replacement for iPhoto.

This new software is a blend of the offering in Apple’s iOS platform, which unifies the experience, but which also Continue reading

Apple issues Security Updates for OS X 10.8 through 10.10

SoftwareUpdateIconXAs part of its hardware announcements today, Apple issued iOS 8.2 for iPhone and iPad users, and as is somewhat customary, has quietly released a security update for OS X that patches a number of known vulnerabilities in the software. As in most cases, the vulnerabilities here are somewhat cryptic to most people; however, they are important so be sure you run Software Update on your Mac as soon as you can, to keep your system patched. Continue reading