Apple Issues Important Updates For OS X and Safari [Updates]

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If you’re running OS X Lion on your Mac, then you definitely want to download Apple’s most recent operating system update, 10.7.4. Also, by the time you read this you should also download the 5.1.7 update to Safari. Both updates make important improvements and security patches.

First off, you’ll be glad to know in the recent OS update that Apple finally resolved the annoying issue of the “Reopen windows when logging back in” window always being enabled when you try to restart or log out of a Mac account. In this update Apple made so that it’s not automatically checked.

The OS update, among other things, also improves compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards, brings raw image compatibility with additional digital cameras, and addresses an issue that prevents files from being saved to an SMB (Server Message Block).


Right on the heels of the OS update, Apple followed with an update to Safari, its native web browser. This 10.7.4 update can be downloaded by OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, Lion and Windows users.

Apple says the update improves the browser’s responsiveness when the system is low on memory, and it also disables out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the security updates. When an old version is detected by the browser, a dialog box will pop-up and point the user to install an updated version of Flash Player.

These updates can be downloaded and installed by clicking on the Apple icon, and selecting Software Update.

Source: Macworld

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