Posts Tagged ‘update’
LightWave 10 Ships! Long History, Bright Future?
It’s been a very long time coming, and for those with some insight into the history of the venerable 3D application, it might not have happened at all. I for one can say without reservtion I am very glad it did. LightWave 3D has, for many years, been the “go to” software for artists and studios large and small, and often is the secret weapom behind the scenes of many major productions that simply must crank out quality work on time, on budget, and without an army of people in order to do so. We want to congratulate our longtime friends at Newtek for shipping LightWave 10, and we look forward to diggin in it with it in the coming months for lots of in-depth coverage and tutorials, reviews and more. Read on for more on this long awaited update to one of the oldest 3D programs in CG history.
New nVidia CUDA Driver for 10.6.5 Now Available
Ok Apple, you can’t deal with everything, but then again you aren’t Microsoft and only have a certain amount of hardware you have to support, so please make sure it’s all ready when you o a system update, thank you. The new CUDA driver that is 10.6.5 compatible is now available, and as a side note, the OS X update also broke some printer drivers, from HP that we know of, possibly more. So update your drivers, and be well.
Install the update from the CUDA panel in System Preferences, no restart required.
Technote: 10.6.5 Fixes 2010 MacBook Pro Memory Issues!
if you’re like me, and I know that you are (you awesome creative pro you), you keep the Mac OS X Activity Monitor open on your second display at all times so you can keep track of exactly what your Mac is doing CPU, memory, disk, and network wise. When I bought my new Core i7 MacBook Pro a number of months ago, I noticed that even when I just had a few web browsers and Photoshop open for example, simple web surfing would start eating up my system RAM to the point right have none left for anything else in a very short period of time.
I am happy to report that the new 10.6.5 Snow Leopard update seems to solve that problem nicely, and is, in fact, handling the RAM better than I’ve ever seen before on any of my Macs! This is a very, very good thing, and for this and this alone I would highly recommend updating your Macintosh (or your Hackintosh) to 10.6.5 now. Before you do though, back up your drive like a good little superuser! Nerd report over, please go back to business as usual.
Mac OS X 10.6.5 Update Officially Out – SW Update
The long-awaited update to OS X Snow Leopard, version 10.6.5 is now available for download via the software update service from Apple. This is a long-awaited update, which is supposed to fix issues with graphics, OpenGL, QuickTime, and other issues that should be good for content creators on Apple platform, so make sure to do a current Time Machine backup of your system drive, go to the Software Update on your Mac and download away. If you have any issues or problems please let us know in the comments, and will let people know through the site and twitter as we hear or experience any issues.
UPDATE – We have an nVidia CUDA driver update issue again on the Core i7 MacBook Pros so watch out pro users! Will post a link when the new one is up or when it will auto update. It says the latest is installed and then it says not…. Look at this,,,
New Final Cut Studio (64 bit) on the Horizon?
Kevin Agee, a videographer from Indiana, did what I would have done if I had the time. He sent The Syeve an email about the fact that FInal Cut Pro was nowhere in the Back to the Mac presentation recently. His email and the response follows. We’re looking forward to the ride.
I sent this message to Steve Jobs today:
Greetings Mr. Jobs,
I was excited to see the announcements you made today, but was left hanging when there was no announcement of an updated Final Cut Studio. I hope you and others at Apple will remember that your foundation was built on the backs of professional new media producers and scientists who have loved your professional computers and software for years. When will you release an updated version of the Final Cut Studio that will take FULL ADVANTAGE of the wonderful desktop computers and the large amount of RAM they can hold?!?! We need a 64-bit version of Final Cut Studio. Please!
To my surprise I received this response!
Stay tuned and buckle up.
Sent from my iPhone
Apple Pro Applications Update 2010-02
Pro Applications Update 2010-02 provides bug fixes and improvements and is recommended for users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, and Logic Studio. New versions are listed as Final Cut Pro 7.0.3, Motion 4.0.3, Color 1.5.3, Compressor 3.5.3, and Apple QMaster 3.5.3. The Final Cut app updates include support for new cameras. More info follows.
What, No iOS 4 on iPad til November? Come On Apple!
I have no idea why this was delayed. Apple said September for iOS 4 on iPad, and I was really hoping to hear some good news but November? That is not cool, but moreso for developers really than even end users. Getting iOS to parity across all the iDevices should be priority one, but they must be running into issues in that regard. I have a string suspicion it is coming in great part because of Apple’s decision to chintz out on the RAM in the iPad, giving only 256MB to a device that easily could have used 1GB. Giving it 512MB to be on the same level as the iPhone 4 inn across ts the board power would have saved them a lot more hassle than the extra profit hey eked out of crippling the memory, but that’s just my opinion.
There’s always jailbreaking your iPad if you can’t wait for features like multitasking and folders.
MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.9 Out Now
Post Date: August 26, 2010
Download ID: DL1098
- File Size: 2.16 MB
- System Requirements
- Mac OS X 10.6.4
This update is recommended for all 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 models. The update resolves a rare issue that may cause the system to freeze during startup or intermittently stall during operation, and it improves compatibility with external displays.