Category Archives: Software

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.2

Apple has released iOS 6.1.2, an update that fixes “an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.”

Though not specifically mentioned, it’s likely the update will also resolve the lock screen security flaw found in iOS 6.1. iOS 6.1.2 can be downloaded from iTunes or via the Settings > Software Update menu on an iOS device.

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Apple TV Software Update 5.2 Adds Bluetooth Input & More

Apple today released Apple TV software version 5.2 for the second- and third- generation streaming media players. Arriving alongside iOS 6.1, the update brings enhanced support for iTunes in the Cloud, the addition of the Up Next feature introduced in iTunes 11, and long-awaited Bluetooth keyboard support. Apple notes that the Apple TV can now be controlled by Bluetooth wireless keyboards—the first official feature to unlock Bluetooth hardware that sat unused in the devices up until now.

As with all Apple TV software, version 5.2 can be downloaded directly from the Apple TV’s Settings > General menu.

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Apple Updates iOS to 6.1

Apple today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers around the world, so even more iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display users can experience ultrafast wireless performance to browse, download and stream content at blazing fast speeds.

Additional updates in iOS 6.1 include the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets in the US through Fandango, and iTunes Match subscribers can download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud.

iOS 6.1 is available as a free software update today. iOS 6.1 is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation). Some features may not be available on all products. For more information please visit www.apple.com.

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Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2

Apple has released iOS 6.0.2. If you’ve been having issues with Wi-Fi, this update primarily addresses a bug that “could impact WiFi.” You should be able to find the update in either iTunes or Software Update on your iOS device.

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Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.1, Adds Duplicate Display

Apple has released iTunes 11.0.1, which restores the ability to display duplicate items within a user’s iTunes library. The update also fixes an issue where new purchases in iCloud may not appear in a user’s library if iTunes Match is turned on, makes searching a large library more responsive, and fixes a problem where the AirPlay button may not appear. Other stability and performance improvements are also included in the update.

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Redeem iTunes Gift Cards Using Your Computer’s Camera & iTunes 11

One of the coolest iTunes 11 features is the new redemption system. It allows you to scan gift codes using your Mac’s camera system. Simply hold up your iTunes barcode and let your camera do the work. No more laborious typing of barcode-supported gift cards is needed any more.

Click Use Camera and then use the interactive camera feed to hold up and scan your card. You can only redeem cards that have a box around the code letters.

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Apple Releases Software Update 5.1.1 For Apple TV Today

Apple today released Apple TV software version 5.1.1 for the second- and third- generation streaming media boxes.

It initially appears that this update is for compatibility purposes only. As with all Apple TV software, version 5.1.1 can be downloaded directly from the Apple TV’s Settings > General menu.

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Apple Releases iTunes 11 Today

Apple has officially released iTunes 11. The new iTunes features a simplified player, redesigned Store and new iCloud features. A considerably redesigned interface focuses on edge-to-edge designs for albums, movies, and TV shows in the iTunes library, and personal recommendations are available when users click In the Store, which has similarly been simplified visually. Purchases in iCloud now appear inside your iTunes library, and can be played directly from iCloud or downloaded as a copy to sync to a device or play offline. Playback syncing is also a possibility with iCloud, which remembers where you left off in a movie or TV show; iTunes will now continue playing right where you left off, no matter what device you use.

iTunes 11 features Up Next, a simple way to see which songs are playing next. Up Next enables users to reorder, add, or skip songs at any point. The new, smaller MiniPlayer includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes searching easier. Apple is also boasting improved search within iTunes, as instant results from your library pop up as you type in the search field.  For Mac, iTunes 11 is being updated through the Mac App Store, an iTunes first. Expect some initial downloading time to be followed by behind-the-scenes hard drive grinding as your library is updated in the background after installation.

Notably, the Mac requirements for iTunes 11 are a computer with an Intel Core processor and 512MB of RAM, OS X version 10.6.8 or later, 400MB of available disk space, and a broadband Internet connection; Safari is no longer listed as a required item for iTunes. Windows system requirements are a PC with a 1 GHz Intel or AMD processor and 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP SP2/Vista/7/8, 400 MB of available disk space, and a broadband Internet connection, up from 250MB required for the prior PC version.

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Apple To Bring Movie Ticket Purchasing To Siri With Upcoming iOS 6.1 Update

Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 6.1 will include a new feature for Siri: the ability to purchase movie tickets. The feature works via Fandango. To buy movie tickets, a user simply needs to ask their iOS device to buy tickets for a certain movie.

When a user asks for movie tickets for a certain movie, the applicable showtimes and theater information will be shown. Then, a user can click the buy movie tickets button and they will be routed to finish their purchase via the Fandango app from the App Store. If the user does not have Fandango installed, Siri provides a button to download the Fandango app.

Apple says that the feature is currently exclusive to users in the U.S.

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iOS 6.0.1 Now Available, iPhone 5 Users Need To Download Installer

iOS 6.0.1 was just pushed to iPhones and iPads running 6.0. The update is 34.7 MB and contains various improvements and bug fixes, including:

- Fixes a bug that prevents the iPhone 5 from installing software via over-the-air updates.

- Fixes a bug where horizontal lines might be displayed across the keyboard

- Fixes an issue that could cause the camera flash not to fire

- Improves reliability of the iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks

- Resolves an issue that prevents the iPhone from using the cellular network in some cases

- Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match

- Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from the lock screen

- Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

The update is available via Software Update on your iPhone or iPad or the next time you connect your iOS device with iTunes.

Note that iPhone 5 users will have to download an updater app first, which will then prompt them to update iOS. The updater will appear in General > Software Updates as usual.

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iPhone User Guide For iOS 6 Now Available As A Free eBook

Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone 5 and IOS 6 in a handy eBook format. Get to know iPhone and discover all the amazing things it can do, and how to do them. It’s the definitive guide for getting the most from your new iPhone, straight from Apple. The iPhone User Guide is an essential part of any iPhone library.

The iBooks version of theiPhone User Guide for iOS 6 is available on the iBookstore for free.

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iOS 6 Coming Today, Remember To Back Up Your Apple iOS Devices

Although Apple has not yet officially stated the time when iOS 6 will be released today, unconfirmed reports have claimed that it will become available at 1:00pm ET, or 10:00am PT.

As the update will be a significant change to iOS devices, with the risk of installation-related issues, we would strongly recommend that you take the time now to back up any devices that will be receiving the update. iTunes and over-the-air update options will likely be available.

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iTunes 10.7 Now Available Via Download

The latest update to Apple’s iTunes software, version 10.7, is now available for download from the company’s website. It has yet to appear as a software update.

iTunes 10.7 adds support for iOS 6 running on compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models.  This update also adds support for the latest iPod nano and iPod shuffle models.

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Apple’s iOS 6 To Be Released On September 19th

During today’s iPhone 5 event Apple announced the official release dates for iOS 6, the next major version of the company’s operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Originally announced at WWDC in June, iOS 6 is expected to add over 200 new user features. During the event, Senior iOS VP Scott Forstall took the stage to demonstrate several of the major new features in iOS 6 running on the new iPhone 5, including the new Apple Maps application with turn-by-turn navigation, a database of 100 million points of interest and integration with Yelp for photos and reviews.

Forstall also demonstrated the new 3D Flyover feature in iOS 6 Maps, new Safari features such as full-screen view and iCloud tabs, VIP support in the new Mail app, the new Passbook digital coupon and ticket app and Shared Photos Streams. Forstall also highlighted new Siri features such as the ability to request sports results, get movie recommendations, find restaurants and make reservations via OpenTable and post Facebook updates by voice. iOS 6 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS and later, second- and third-generation iPod and fourth-generation iPod touch and will be available for download via iTunes and OTA update on September 19th.

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Apple Unveils New iTunes Featuring Dramatically Simplified Design & Seamless iCloud Integration, Coming In October

Apple today announced the new iTunes for Mac and PC featuring a completely redesigned player, seamless integration with iCloud, and a stunning new look for the world’s most popular online music, apps, TV and movie stores. The new iTunes is coming in October and will feature a dramatically simpler and cleaner interface that keeps your favorite iTunes content at the forefront. With iCloud integration, your music, movie and TV purchases made on any of your iOS devices or computers is conveniently displayed in your iTunes library on your Mac or PC, available anytime you want them. The redesigned iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore have been rethought to make buying your favorite content on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC simpler than ever.

The redesigned iTunes features a full-window interface on your Mac or PC that’s simpler and cleaner, always keeping your favorite content in front of you. The new library view makes it easier to view your music, TV shows and movies, allowing you to click on the category of content you want to browse and that’s all you will see. The expandable album view allows you to see track listings for an individual album, while letting you continue to browse your music library. The new search feature searches across your entire iTunes library, including music, movies and TV shows. The re-imagined MiniPlayer makes it easy to control your music with a small tool bar, you can skip to the next song or search for something new to play—all without having to open your library. Up Next is a fun new way to see what songs are coming up and queue songs or albums you want to hear next.

With iCloud, all of your iTunes purchases are in the cloud and can be accessed from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV. The new iTunes features seamless integration with iCloud, which automatically puts all of your purchases into your library on your Mac or PC, regardless of which device you used to make the purchase. iCloud also remembers where you are in your favorite movies or TV shows no matter which device you’re viewing on.

The redesigned iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore feature a clean design that makes shopping easier and more fun. Featured content is showcased right at the top and easy-to-browse shelves serve up popular music, movies and TV show choices. You also have a preview history that shows you all of the music, movies and TV shows you’ve sampled. iCloud keeps your preview history across all of your devices. Additionally, users can preview 90 second clips of songs while continuing to browse the store.

The new iTunes will be available in October as a free download at www.itunes.com.

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Apple’s Mountain Lion OS Downloads Top Three Million

Apple today announced that downloads of OS X Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history. With more than 200 innovative new features, Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system and is available through the Mac App Store as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for $19.99 (US).

Mountain Lion features include the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring and Game Center. iCloud integration makes it easy to set up your Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes, and keep everything, including iWork documents, up to date across all your devices. For more information or to download Mountain Lion visit apple.com/osx/specs.

Facebook integration will be available in an upcoming software update to Mountain Lion.

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Apple Announces Mountain Lion To Launch On Wednesday, July 25th

Apple announced it will release Mountain Lion, the newest version of its Mac OS X, on Wednesday.

Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer announced the news early on during Apple’s third-quarter earnings call, simply saying the latest operating system will be released Wednesday without going into further detail.

Mountain Lion will be available for download through the company’s Mac App Store for $19.99.

Any users who purchased a Mac on or after June 11 will be eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.

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Wild Divine Review

Are you stressed out or feel that there is not enough time in the day to get all of your must do’s completed? If you can relate to this, you’ll be happy to know that you are not alone. The complexity of our lives and the roles that we play can be demanding to say the least. There is a company that provides a solution to helping both children (8+) and adults achieve better emotional balance and relaxation, improved self-control, as well as increased focus and mental sharpness. The company is called Wild Divine. Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to test out several of their software products; The Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage, Deepak Chopra’s Secrets of Meditation, and their latest offering, Mindfulness Academy. All of these programs work in conjunction with Wild Divine’s proprietary iom Active Feedback Hardware. The iom consists of three individual finger sensors that are worn on the index, middle, and ring fingers of the hand not controlling the mouse. The sensor on the middle finger measures heart rate while the other two sensors measure skin conductance. The iom connects directly via usb cable to your PC or Mac. When I used the iom, I found that the sensor pads fit comfortably and were easy to slip on and off my fingers. The feedback from the iom is used to control each of the programs by translating your physical and mental responses into visual feedback that you can alter and control while using each of the programs. Each of the programs that I tried were very different in their look and feel, however, the core of each was similar in that their main focus allowed me to use meditation along with breathing and guided relaxation to achieve a greater sense of peace, balance as well as better self-control. In addition, each program combined technology and a gaming experience with beautiful graphics and relaxing music and soothing sounds. Here is a breakdown of each of the programs that I tried.

The Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage has a very Eastern philosophical feel to it.  As you begin the program, you move through enchanting and mystical landscapes with beautiful graphics while wise mentors guide you through a variety of breathing and meditation skills. As you explore the different three-dimensional environments, there are over 40 different events to keep your experience ever changing. Many of the events are divided between energy events and heart events.  The energy events allow you to practice raising and lowering your energy levels by increasing your excitement or becoming calm and meditative.  The heart events allow you to engage in controlled breathing practice. You can choose between two different modes: Guided Activity Mode, where you can individually select various biofeedback events or you can participate in The Passage, which is the full journey mode. Throughout my interactive travels I was able to open doors with meditation, use my laughter to juggle balls, and build stairways using only my breath. It was possible to continually check my whereabouts on the map by pressing the ‘m’ key, except during events.  I was able to progress through the program based solely on my thoughts, feelings and breathing.  While you are interacting with the software you are also concurrently improving your mind body connection. The program is adjustable and will grow with you as you can change the difficulty of the biofeedback activities on the systems page of the program. There you can choose between beginner, apprentice or master biofeedback levels. The pace of The Passage was very slow and relaxing.  For some, this pace will be very comfortable, for others the flow of the program may move too slowly. On a technical front, my installation went smoothly; however, please note that while this software is compatible with your PC using XP, Vista or 7, it is also compatible with Mac OSX Leopard (not Lion).

Deepak Chopra’s Secrets of Meditation offers the unique opportunity to be coached and guided through a series of meditation experiences offered with soothing sounds in the beautifully stunning Wild Divine virtual environment led by Deepak, himself. In this immersive program, you will discover how to meditate and improve your overall ability to get into deeper meditative states more quickly due to the instant feedback received from the iom device. Throughout the program, there is a built in graphic of a blue butterfly that has an adjustable speed that aids as a breathing cue to assist you in timing your inhalation and exhalation that I found to be extremely useful. There have been times over this past when while not using the software I had the image of the blue butterfly’s wings expanding and collapsing and found that it was a great reminder to be aware of by breath.

The program is divided into Guided Practice and Self Exploration sections. Both sections feature exercises that teach you how to relax and more fully enjoy the benefits of improved meditation. In the Guided Practice, you follow 10 different steps that include:

1.    The Meditative Mind

2.    Re-patterning The Brain

3.    Focus On The Present

4.    Mantras

5.    Clearing Obstacles

6.    Awareness of True Self

7.    Setting Intentions

8.    Self Transformation

9.    Connect With Others

10. Commitment To Daily Practice

Perhaps you are interested in practicing a particular skill, the Self-Exploration mode allows you to select a category and then choose a particular lesson to focus on. The 4 topics to choose from are:

1.    Focus

2.    Relaxation

3.    Connectedness

4.    Balance

The overall program contains 10 active feedback practice events, 20 guided practices featuring Deepak Chopra, and 10 inspirations also led by Deepak. The software also has a built in journal to allow you to track your progress, thoughts or goals. The interface of the program was user friendly and easy to operate. I also really liked the fact that you could choose to spend a great deal of time or mere minutes within an activity or lesson and receive instant noticeable benefits. This software is compatible with Mac OSX Lion as well as your PC using XP, Vista or 7.

The latest offering from Wild Divine is Mindfulness Academy. Given my busy schedule and hectic life this was by far my favorite program as it drilled down to the basics quickly and had a clean looking design that was simple to use. It is designed to look like a day planner, something that I use every day, so perhaps that is why I felt so comfortable with it. The areas of this program are divided into the 6 steps for balanced living.  These steps are:

1.    Lifestyle Goals: Define Success

2.    Affirmation Balloons: A Positive Mindset

3.    Balance: Balance Your Life

4.    Wellness Meter: Recover & Recharge

5.    Everyday Mindfulness: Cultivate Mindfulness

6.    Reaching Success: Achieve Success

I also really liked the ability to customize each session’s difficulty level. The session settings tab also allows the user to set the breathing cue, background music, and voiceover controls.  In addition, you can visually verify that the iom device is working properly with regards to receiving energy and heat sensor input. You can also create your own customized affirmations that will enable you to pinpoint exactly what you want out of life and what you give to others. In addition, you can also adjust your own personal breathing cycle so that you get the best results possible.  If you are new to meditation, this software is ideal. It truly allows the user to gain better awareness and control over your emotions, breathing, and overall concentration. This software is compatible with Mac OSX Lion as well as your PC using XP, Vista or 7.

If you are curious about meditation or are looking for a way to improve stress control or increase your overall life balance toolbox, Wild Divine has a program tailor made for you. You can learn more about Wild Divine here. (Review written by Meredith Fire-Hess)

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Apple Releases iTunes 10.6.3

Apple today released iTunes 10.6.3, the latest version of its digital media management software. According to the release notes, version 10.6.3 includes support for OS X Mountain Lion and addresses a number of issues, including a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing a first-generation iPad that contains an iBooks textbook, an issue where photos synced to a device appear in an unexpected order, a problem where iTunes may unexpectedly delete playlists created on a device, a problem where iTunes may unexpectedly delete apps on a device; it also improves overall performance and reliability, and is required for the newly released iOS 6 beta. iTunes 10.6.3 is available now as a free download from apple.com/itunes or via Apple’s Software Update utility.

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Mountain Lion Available in July From Mac App Store

Apple today announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store™. Mountain Lion introduces more than 200 innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices.

Using your iCloud account, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to set up your Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes. The new Reminders and Notes apps help you remember important tasks and jot down your thoughts quickly, while iCloud automatically keeps everything up to date. Documents in the Cloud works with iCloud-enabled apps including Apple’s iWork suite so you can always access and edit your documents on any device.

The new Messages app replaces iChat and brings iMessage to the Mac, so you can send messages to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac. You can include attachments, high quality photos and HD video, and your iMessages appear on all your devices so you can pick up a conversation right where you left off. iMessage includes group messaging, delivery and read receipts, typing indicators and secure end-to-end encryption. The Messages app also supports traditional instant messaging services, including AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Jabber.

Mountain Lion streamlines the presentation of notifications, and with Notification Center you can see all your notifications from OS X and third party apps in one convenient place. You can customize which apps send you notifications, the type of notification you receive, and how many items are shown in Notification Center. When you want to focus on your work or watch a movie, you can choose to temporarily suspend all notifications.

New system-wide Sharing is built into Mountain Lion, making it easier than ever to share links, photos, videos and other files. Clicking the Share button allows you to share quickly without having to switch to another app, and you just need to sign in once to use third-party services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Vimeo. Facebook and Twitter are integrated with Notification Center so you can receive notifications when someone sends you a message or mentions you in a post or Tweet.

With built-in support for Facebook, you can post photos, links and comments with locations right from your apps. Once you’ve signed in, your Facebook friends automatically appear in Contacts with their profile photos. Your Facebook notifications work with Notification Center in Mountain Lion, and you can even update your Facebook status from within Notification Center.

Dictation is built into Mountain Lion and allows you to dictate text anywhere you can type, whether you’re using an app from Apple or a third party developer. Mountain Lion also introduces Power Nap, an innovative new feature that keeps your MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air (second and third generation) up to date while it sleeps. Power Nap automatically refreshes Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Photo Stream, Find My Mac and Documents in the Cloud, and when plugged in, downloads software updates and backs up your Mac using Time Machine.

The revolutionary new Gatekeeper feature makes downloading software from the Internet safer by giving you control over which apps can be installed on your Mac. You can choose to install apps from anywhere, just as you do today, or for maximum security you can set Gatekeeper to allow only apps from the Mac App Store. The default setting allows you to install apps from the Mac App Store and apps from developers that have a unique Developer ID from Apple. In addition to checking daily for security updates, Mountain Lion includes app sandboxing to keep misbehaving apps from compromising your system, and kernel ASLR for improved protection against buffer overflow attacks.

Additional new features in Mountain Lion include:

- AirPlay Mirroring, an easy way to wirelessly send an up-to-1080p secure stream of what’s on your Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV, or send audio to a receiver or speakers that use AirPlay

- Game Center, which brings the popular social gaming network from iOS to the Mac so you can enjoy live, multiplayer games with friends whether they’re on a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

- a faster Safari with a unified Smart Search Field, iCloud Tabs that present your open tabs across your devices, and a new Tab View to quickly swipe through them

Pricing & Availability

OS X Mountain Lion will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 (US). Mountain Lion requires Lion or Snow Leopard (OS X v10.6.8 or later), 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space. For a complete list of system requirements and compatible systems, please visit: apple.com/osx/specs/. OS X Server requires Mountain Lion and will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 (US). The OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date upgrade is available at no additional charge via the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 11, 2012.

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Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.0.2

Apple has released Apple TV Software Update 5.0.2, the latest update for its black set top box. Available for both the second- and third-generation Apple TV.

Apple TV Software Update 5.0.2 is available now via the Software Update feature of the Apple TV’s Settings menu.

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Apple Releases Apple TV Firmware Update 5.0.1

Apple released a new Apple TV update (5.0.1) today. Primarily a bug fix, the update addresses the following issues:

- iTunes previews: Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.

- AirPlay: Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.

- Home Sharing: Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.

- Netflix: Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.

- Stability and performance: Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.

You can update your Apple TV by selecting Settings > General > Update Software on your unit.

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Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 For iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

Apple today released iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 5.1.1 contains several improvements and bug fixes, including improvements for HDR photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut, a fix for bugs that could prevent the third-generation iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks, fixes for bugs that affected AirPlay video playback, improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List, and a fix for an issue where an “Unable to purchase” alert could be displayed following a successful purchase. iOS 5.1.1 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, third-generation iPod touch, and fourth-generation iPod touch, and is available now via the update feature in iTunes or as an over-the-air update. To update your iOS device over-the-air, open Settings, tap on General, and tap on Software Update.

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Apple Releases iTunes 10.6.1 Update

iTunes 10.6.1 is now available in Software Update — it fixes a few glitches in Apple’s ubiquitous music and library app, including several crashing issues, some VoiceOver problems, and an issue where iTunes would freeze up while syncing with the smaller iPod shuffle or nano.

There’s also a bugfix for an issue when browsing TV episodes on the Apple TV. Previously, there was a chance they would show up unordered, but this update should make sure that they’re much more easy to browse. The update is rather sizable, 130.7 MB, and can be found in Software Update right now.

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Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.0

Apple today released Apple TV Software Update 5.0, the latest update for its second-generation set-top box. The new update introduces a significantly redesigned user interface for the main menu.

According to Apple’s release notes, the latest update also includes support for Movie purchases in iCloud where available, Genius Recommendations for content on the iTunes Store, new built-in screensaver photos from National Geographic and on-device sign-up for content partners on Apple TV using an Apple ID.

Apple TV Software Update 5.0 is available now via the Update Software option in the device’s General Settings menu.

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