Apple has released MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0 for all laptop models introduced in June 2012: both 13- and 15-inch sizes of the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and both the 11- and 13-inch versions of the MacBook Air. The minimal release notes say that this release “includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements and improves compatibility with some USB devices.” Requiring OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion, the update should appear in the App Store’s Updates screen for affected models, or you can download it directly from Apple’s Web site. If you have one of these models still running 10.7 Lion, it would seem that an upgrade to Mountain Lion would be the only way to take advantage of the update. (Free, 127.07 MB)
Extend Mac OS X's Screenshots
Mac OS X has a variety of built in screenshot methods. Here's a look at a few that offer more versatility than the basic full-screen capture (Command-Shift-3):
• Press Command-Shift-4 and you'll get a crosshair cursor with which you can drag to select and capture a certain area of the screen.
• Press Command-Shift-4-Space to select the entire window that the cursor is over, clicking on the window will then capture it. The resulting screenshot will even get a nice drop shadow.
• Hold down the Space bar after dragging out a selection window to move your selection rectangle around on the screen.
• Hold down Shift after dragging out a selection to constrain the selection in either horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the direction of your drag.
• Hold down Option after dragging out a selection to expand the selection window around a center point.
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After clicking Download on the Apple page http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1609 I receive an error.
Apple has pulled it.
I tried Software Update (a.k.a. MAS) on my new MacBook Air, and there is no sign of it there either.
I've opened a case to find out what happened to it.