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Apple Releases Firmware Update For New Mac Pro Model

Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Author:

Apple didn’t waste any time in issuing a firmware update for its Mac Pro (Late 2013) models.

Right when you get your hands on the shiny new cylindrical machine, there’ll be a firmware update waiting for it, according to several rumor sites. Apple says the update will improve system reliability during reboot, resolve an issue with memory self-test, and improve graphics power management when using Boot Camp.

The update can be downloaded directly from the Apple Support site.

And don’t be fooled by the silver Mac Pro image on Apple’s firmware info page.

The upgrade is indeed intended for the cylindrical 2013 Mac Pro with Model ID: MacPro6,1. Just a little Mac Pro image faux pas. :)


Update: Apple has corrected the Mac Pro image associated with the update.

Category: Apple News

OS X Mavericks: Will Update Fix That Beta Feeling?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 | Author: and


Having installed it at home for light use and at work for heavy use, it’s apparent that OS X Mavericks still has some rough edges. However, we’re hoping to see them smoothed out in the operating system’s update, which was released yesterday in the form of the 10.9.1 version. We’ll keep you posted on our findings with the update.

But in the mean time, here are some of the issues we’ve come across:

  • Overall flakiness on seemingly random items.
  • Issues with date and time retention. OWC Mike H.’s clock displayed 6:03 p.m. for 40 minutes one Monday, and it still showed the same time the following morning. A restart fixed the issue.
  • Odd issues with Mail and Finder when dragging and dropping attachments, and even when using “save as” options.
  • Finder needing abrupt restarts to function properly. Article Continues…
Category: Industry News

OWC Releases Firmware Update For Industry-Leading SSD Line

Friday, October 4th, 2013 | Author:

Globe-DIY-231x300In order to bring top performance and stability from its industry-leading, SandForce-driven Solid State Drive line, Other World Computing has released its new proprietary firmware version, now available free for download.

With this update – compatible with most OWC SSD models – we’ve added the convenient ability to update your SSD from a bootable USB drive or a CD/DVD. The new firmware contains general performance enhancements and reliability fixes. And as an added convenience for our customers, OWC is now offering a bootable USB Key preloaded with the update.

As always, OWC reminds users that it’s important to stay updated with firmware to get the top performance from your SSD. OWC’s Mac-friendly firmware updater continues OWC’s unmatched firmware update support for Mac users of SandForce-based SSDs. OWC also provides update support for PCs running Windows or Linux operating systems.

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Category: Tech Tips

Quick Tip: Photo Synching On iOS 7

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | Author:

iOS 7Some users of the newly-released iOS 7 have reported having trouble with photo management after downloading the operating system to their mobile device. iPhoto, Image Capture, and even third party apps such as Picasa are recognizing the device with iOS 7 installed, however, the photo apps are not detecting the photos on said device.

In most cases, this is a straightforward problem with a relatively simple fix.

In order for iOS 7 to function properly, and for these programs to recognize your photos, you just need to update your computer to iTunes 11.1 and “trust” your computer when connecting your device. These steps should solve this issue.

We at OWC know that even simple problems with photo management can cause that sinking “Oh, no! I’ve lost all my photos forever. My life is ruined!” kind of feeling. But luckily the fix on this issue is fairly simple!

Category: Tech Tips

It’s Here!! It’s Here!! iOS 7 Is Here!!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Author:

iOS 7Well, the moment you’ve been waiting for since WWDC is here: iOS 7 is now available for download!

But before you upgrade your iDevice, make sure it’ll work on your model; nothing will put the brakes on iOS-Mania faster than finding out it won’t work for you.

iOS 7 is compatible with the following: 

  • iPhone 4 and later
  • iPad 2 and later, including the iPad mini
  • 5th Generation iPod touch.

If your device is listed above, you’re ready to upgrade! If your device skews to the “older” end of this spectrum, however, you should keep in mind that some features (like newer camera options and Siri) may not be available.

To upgrade, first upgrade iTunes to the latest version vis Software Update. Then, simply connect your iDevice to your computer, open iTunes, make a backup of your data, and then go ahead and click that Upgrade button.

And, while you’re waiting to upgrade your software with the latest and greatest, why not do the same for your hardware and check out the Newer Technology NuGuard KX case.

Category: Apple News