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Mid 2013/Early 2014 MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.8 (Info/Download)
(Download page linked. Software Update should also show this on affected models)
"MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.8 (4.8MB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013 and early 2014) models.
This update improves reliability when waking from sleep and when booting while certain USB and Thunderbolt devices are connected.

This update also addresses a rare memory issue that may cause the system to randomly reboot, and an issue where the system may not properly sleep the built-in display when an external display is connected while running Windows using Boot Camp.

System Requirements: OS X 10.9.2 & later, OS X 10.8.5 & later"

Later builds of 2014 MacBook Airs may already have this EFI version installed. (See version info in the updated Apple doc's MacBook Air listing of EFI & SMC firmware updates.)

(Monday's news has info on SMC Firmware Update 2.0 for Mid 2013 MacBook Air.)

Updated Apple Support Articles:

(Topic-based page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To Guides for Mac/OS X/iOS Users here.)

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* Aspyr has posted 2 support tips for Linux users - Where is my DLC (Civ.V SteamOS/Linux) and Help! I don't have sound! (Civ.V SteamOS/Linux).

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Monday June 9th, 2014 News
  • Mid 2013 MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 2.0 (info/download)
  • Review: My Passport Pro portable Thunderbolt RAID storage
  • 2014 MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Is Apple out to Conquer the Video Game Industry?
  • Apple's iBeacon gets fun / 4 myths about iBeacon
  • Mac developers musing on Swift language
  • OWC Radio 2.0 - Episode #5 (sponsor blog)
  • New iOS 7 (hands on) lock screen flaw
  • Apple doc About OS X application firewall updated
  • Apple Configurator: Transitioning to Apple Deployment Programs
  • EA unveils Star Wars, Battlefield, FIFA 15 and more at E3
  • Battlefield: Hardline beta (PC, PS4) opens today
  • Kingston Announces V310 & Fury SSDs, Shows SF3700, Marvell PCIe SSDs
  • Amazon expands middleman role in latest online payments push
  • How to encrypt your Android communications
  • How to Build Your Own PC (in 1991)

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