Don't make more work for yourself than necessary to keep your Mac up to date. Use these tools instead!
Looking for the best Mac app to keep your Mac software up to date? If you're like me and you get software from other places besides the Mac App Store, keeping those apps up to date can feel like a full time job. Here are a few ways you can help stay up to date with your apps.
In addition to OS X 10.9.2, Apple has posted security updates for OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Both of those are available either through the Software Update system preference or directly from Apple's web site.
Apple on Tuesday released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, which is now available for download through the Software Update tool. Improvements include a fix to the SSL/TSL bug that's been getting a lot of attention lately, as well as changes to Mail, FaceTime, SMB2 and more.
When there's an update available for the Apple TV you'll get a popup notification telling you about it. However, you might be in a hurry to watch a movie, listen to music, or do something else when it happens, and you may not want to stop and do the update right then and there. Luckily, you can check for and apply Apple TV software updates at any time. Here's how!
Following the release of iOS 7.0.4 earlier today, Apple has also released an update for the Apple TV. There don't appear to any major additions or changes in this update, so it appears to be a minor, possibly bug fixing release.
So, iOS 7 is out there, and there's a ton of people trying to download it. As such, we're seeing many reports of folks experiencing issues. Truth is, some of it may just be down to Apple's servers being slammed right now, but there's other issues that you can help resolve yourself. So, here's a few handy pointers:
In addition to releasing iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today, Apple has also released the software for the Apple TV. This update includes improvements to iTunes Match and Up Next, along with general iCloud support enhancements.