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New OS X Security Patch April 21, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in Operating System, Updates & Patches.

Yesterday Apple released the fourth security patch for Mac OS X, making it one patch per month for the year. This new patch, Security Update 2007-004, fixes 25 security holes, although only three of them are critical ones. It’s a 10mb download through Software Update.

I know this is important stuff, but I can’t seem to get worked up over something that seems distant to the Mac user experience. Still, you can never be too careful. Or, as is popular to say these days, you can never can tell.

In related news, Apple at the same time also issued an update to Aperture, the photo post-production tool that some folk say Apple has abandoned. Apparently not. Aperture 1.5.3 improves performance and reliability, and fixes some niggles. This one is a bigger suck-down: 129.5 megs. Available via Software Update or directly from Apple.

Aperture 1.5.3 addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in a number of areas, including:
– Generation of thumbnails for adjusted images
– Entering and exiting Full Screen mode
– Working with large sets of keywords in the Keywords HUD
– Restoring from a vault

Among the specific issues that have been addressed:
– Previews now update properly when images are sent to an external editor.
– Leaf Aptus 22 and Aptus 75 images are now imported with the correct orientation.
– When folders are imported as projects, the folder structure is now correctly preserved when identically named subfolders are included in the hierarchy.
– Reconnecting referenced images that have been externally edited now works more reliably.
– Setting the ColorSync profile in the Aperture Print dialog now correctly suppresses color management settings in the Mac OS X Print dialog.



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