Apple has released a pair of new updates meant to fix video-locking issues on iMacs that run Lion and improve hardware compatibility when running Windows in dual boot mode on your Mac. The iMac Graphic FW Update 3.0 is now available for download, weighing in at a paltry 482KB. Apple says the firmware update “fixes a graphics issue that may cause an iMac to hang under certain conditions”. You can also download this update by choosing Software Update from the Apple menu, in which case the update mechanism will determine whether your iMac’s graphics card needs updating and offer the refreshed software appropriately. Also, Boot Camp got a small update for Windows 7 (version 3.3). The 200MB download includes critical bug fixes and hardware support. It is recommended for all Boot Camp 3.2 users and requires Windows 7 plus an existing installation of Boot Camp 3.2 on your system.
Apple has just pushed out a software update to the Apple TV and it’s version 4.2.2 build number 8F305. The update is likely bug fix related and we’ll update with more details when they are available.
Here’s the direct download link.
Update: Here are the updates:
Apple TV Software Update 4.2.2 features
|Audio||Addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.|
|Video playback||Addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.|
|Audio output setting||Adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.|
|Live FF/RW improvements||Improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.|
|Movie description||Addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.|
|YouTube video order||Addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos were not ordered by date.|
Jailbreakers might want to hold off. Via MuscleNerd: (thanks commenter)
Apple just pushed out a lone AppleTV2G update…stay away from that if you’re currently untethered on ATV2G
|TV compatibility||Addresses issues that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect color on some older TVs.|
|Wake from sleep||Addresses an issue where Apple TV may not wake up from sleep.|
|Audio||Addresses an issue where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input.|
|Stability and performance||Apple TV Software Update 4.2.1 includes stability and performance fixes for Apple TV.|
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Apple has introduced a software update designed to fix intermittent audio loss issue experienced by some users of the 27-inch LED Cinema Displays.
A previous tech note describes the problem: Read more