It turns out that Apple wasn’t content to simply release iOS 6 yesterday; Many OS X users were treated to updates as well. Granted, many of these updates added more interoperability with iOS 6, but each of these updates also addressed ongoing problems too, so you may want to update your Mac, even if you’re not planning on moving to iOS 6.
So, let’s take a look at what was updated.
- iOS 6 – This was the biggie for the day. See yesterday’s article for more info.
- OS X 10.8.2 – A bunch of little updates, including Facebook sharing integration, Power Nap support for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, and a number of iOS 6 interoperability options.
- OS X 10.7.5 – Lion users got an actual “point” upgrade, too. The most notable upgrade here is the addition of Apple’s Gatekeeper security feature.
- Security Update 20012-004 – 10.6.x Users also got at least a little something; a general security update that covered updates for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2
- Safari 6.0.1 – This adds some security measures to protect against maliciously-coded Web pages. It’s not a separate download; it’s currently only available when updating to 10.8.2 or 10.7.5
- Aperture 3.4 - This adds Shared Photo Stream support, along with other functionality and performance updates.
- iPhoto 9.4 - adds Share Photo Stream support, enhanced Facebook capabilities, new themes, and other improvements.
- Xcode 4.5 – This added 10.8 and iOS 6 SDKs, as well as other workflow updates.
- There are also a number of firmware updates. While there’s often a list of what this firmware addresses, there are often other “undocumented bonuses” to a firmware update, so you may want to upgrade anyway. You never know what kinds of extra performance benefits Apple may unofficially add, so if you’ve got one of these machines, it’s probably in your best interest to update:
And while you’re running software updates, if you’ve got Microsoft Office 2008 or 2011, you may want to hit their updater as well, as both versions just got bumped up a little. 2008 consists mostly of stability updates, while 2011 gets Retina graphics support, as well as several updates to Outlook.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve had an iOS app review for you, but with all the exciting goings-on here at OWC, it’s been kind of tough to get the crew together so we could all contribute. At the same time, we all had fun doing this, and wanted it to continue.
As a result, we’re going to try and resurrect this feature, just with a slightly different format: only one of us is going to review an app at any given time, and the apps themselves won’t necessarily have to be free (though, ultimately, that’s still our goal). Of course, we’ll be counting on you, valued readers, to chime in on these apps, too. After all, more feedback eventually leads to better apps overall. :-D
So… without further ado, let’s take a look at Friendly for Facebook by Oecoway Inc.
App Store Description
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Facebook for your iPad – FEATURED in Apple’s TOP 10 iPad Apps of 2010
An amazing Facebook experience, designed just for iPad ★★★★★
- Swipe through Facebook photos full screen
- Chat with your online friends
- Upload photos from your iPad
- Edit photos, add fun effects, change your profile picture
- Get friends birthday notifications
- Easy switch between multiple Facebook accounts
- Secure your Facebook Account with a PIN Code access
- Customize colors and fonts to your liking
- Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc.
- Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook
OWC Chris’s Review
Has Apple become the Big Brother they rebelled against in 1984? How large should the role of tech be in education? Has internet privacy gone the way of the dodo? Join us as we shake out the answers to these and other burning questions in this month’s episode.
OWC Radio is a monthly, forum-based podcast focused on the events and happenings in the Mac community. This week’s hosts are: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., and OWC Mike H.
Friday, July 16th, 2010 | Author: OWC Tim
iPhone 4 press conference and Apple’s plan to fix the Antenna-gate issue. Tim talks about the his own problems with the iPhone 4, and what Apple plans to do to fix the problems he has had. Star Wars: Battle for Hoth is finally out and Tim has a mini-review. Is HULU for the iPad getting a fair shake? Will Tim switch to an Android OS cell phone? And, on a serious note, what would you do in a situation the host talks about?