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(Mid 2013) MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7
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"About MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7 (4.8MB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013) models.
This update addresses an issue which may cause a black screen to appear when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 using Boot Camp Assistant if both an external optical drive and USB thumb drive are connected to the system. This update also ensures that the system will boot by default into OS X after installation of Windows 8.

System Requirements: OS X 10.8.5"

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Wednesday Oct. 9th, 2013 News Archive
  • New Nvidia Quadro/GeForce Drivers for OS X 10.8.5 (12F45) & CUDA Update
  • Little Snitch 3.3 Released (what's new)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within expansion pack for Mac
  • Lara Croft sets her sights on the Mac (TombRaider)
  • Up to 64GB RAM in 2008 Mac Pros w/8GB FBDimms (sponsor blog)
  • Speed up iOS development with Google Cloud Platform (google blog)
  • Flickr iOS Update Adds Auto Straightening, Uploads
  • Notes on "pmset -g destroyfvkeyonstandby" (apple forum)
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Mac computers: Progress bar appears after waking from sleep
    - iMac: How to remove or install memory
    - iMac with built-in iSight camera: Positioning the display when using the iSight
    - Apple TV: About automatically sending information to Apple from Apple TV
    - iOS: Troubleshooting Mail
    - OS X: About Network Utility
    - OS X Server: Requirements for Software Update Service
    - Boot Camp 3.0, Mac OS X 10.6: Frequently asked questions
    - Xsan: Volume not visible in Xsan Admin after renaming the volume
    - Aperture 3: Using a unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture
    - Aperture: Print and book orders may be cancelled for copyright reasons
    - iTunes: Specific update-and-restore errors & advanced troubleshooting
    - Resetting iCloud Documents & Data service
    - Troubleshooting iCloud Calendar
    - Troubleshooting iCloud Photo Sharing and Shared Photo Streams
    - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: How to get started
    - iPhone, iPad, iPod: Resetting iTunes sync alerts
  • Other New/Reviews/Tech/OT:
    - 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD.15 (ST4000DM000) Review
    - OpenRemote open-source platform for the Internet of Things
    - Op-Ed on Panasonic closing its last plasma TV factory
    - Lacie Porsche Design USB Key (USB 3.0, 16GB/32GB)
    - Klipsch Intros Its First Soundbar Alternative (SB 120)
    - Review of 1966's Fantastic Voyage on Blu-ray
    - Blu-Ray Reviews of V/H/S/2 and The Croods
    - A DIY Submarine That Can Dive 30 Feet
    - A Cure for Urban GPS: a 3-D Antenna

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