Apple has released MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0 for the latest generation of the MacBook Air. The biggest news is that it reportedly addresses the Wi-Fi connectivity issue reported by early adopters (see “New MacBook Air Owners Complaining of Wi-Fi Issues,” 21 June 2013). It also corrects a screen flicker issue when using Adobe Photoshop and an issue that caused audio volume fluctuation during video playback. (Free, 3.35 MB)
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- OS X 10.8.5 Fixes Nasty Text Rendering Bug (12 Sep 13)
- TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 July 2013 (22 Jul 13)
- New MacBook Air Owners Complaining of Wi-Fi Issues (21 Jun 13)