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).

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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.

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Source: Macworld

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Howard Pearce

Thank god they disabled that box ….. it was a real pain …. I wonder what sort of logic made them have that checked as a default to begin with.

Bakari Chavanu

I can’t count how many times that box caused more problems than it solved. I think Apples sometimes appeals to lowest common denominator–those users who only use a few open applications at a time on their Mac. Most power users, however, typically have like 8 or more apps open at the same time.

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I savour, cause I found exactly what I used to be looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

Bakari Chavanu

Thanks for letting me know that. :)

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