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Apple has released EFI Firmware Update 1.5 for the Mac Pro. The update is recommended for all Mac Pro (Mid 2010) models and addresses an issue that prevented the firmware password prompt from being displayed as well as another issue that prevented the Boot Picker from being presented if Ethernet is...

October 28th 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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It didn't take long, but it seems that sometime in the night, following their agreement with Apple, Psystar has mysteriously run out of stock on all of their Mac clones. Apparently their settlement with Apple on the order of $2,000,000USD has caused them to accept defeat. Given that they only sold 7...

December 2nd 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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After the big upgrade to Snow Leopard last weekend, Apple has posted three new updates, fixing various OS and firmware issues. The first is Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2. This update "improves compatibility with the latest Apple memory kits on Mac mini computers." This update is only needed for...

August 31st 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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While most of the focus of WWDC fell on the iPhone 3GS, the MacBook Pro line got some love from Apple last week as well, with several upgraded features on the 15" model and a re-branding of the 13" model from MacBook to MacBook Pro.The Achilles' heel of the new upgrades, as reported last week, was t...

June 22nd 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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New unibody MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air users might want to fire up Software Update -- Apple's got some updated firmware for you. As usual, notes on what problems the new code might fix are pretty light, but let's hope they address the plethora of problems plaguing Apple's latest laptops....

December 10th 2008 at 5:41pm 0 Comments
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Apple just released an update for the Xserve. This EFI firmware update helps "improve the stability of Xserve computers," so if your Xserver has had stability issues, maybe this is just the update you've been praying for. The Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.1 can be downloaded by using Software Update...

June 16th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Uh-oh, it looks like wannabe Mac clone maker Psystar has more than one licensing issue with the Open Computer: the company didn't get permission from developers working on the OSx86 Project to sell their work. Netkas, who developed the EFI emulator Psystar is using, posted up a blog entry yesterday...

April 16th 2008 at 1:12pm 0 Comments
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If you're not brave enough to OSx86 your own PC, psystar will sell you its OpenMac clone for $400. For that price you get 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo E4500 processor, 2GB of memory, integrated GMA 950 graphics, 250GB disk and 20x DVD burner. Add another $155 and they'll even install Leopard on the non-Apple...

April 14th 2008 at 5:22am 0 Comments
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Today, Apple updated the MacBook Air with the Bluetooth EFI update 1.0. Apple has yet to tell in any support notes what this update actually does. However, for those souls that are willing to download and install the latest (un-noted) updates, you can find this update in your MacBook Air's Software...

April 10th 2008 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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In addition to the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air EFI updates, the iMac EFI firmware was also updated to version 1.3. Apple says that this update "fixes several issues to improve the stability of iMac computers."You can download this update by opening Software Update (Apple menu > Software...

April 8th 2008 at 6:20pm 0 Comments
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Today, Apple updated the EFI Firmware for the entire notebook line. MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air all received the EFI update. Here's what Apple says about the updates: This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of [MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air] computers.You can dow...

April 8th 2008 at 6:15pm 0 Comments