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Apple Addresses MacBook Air Bugs With OS X 10.9.4 and SMC Firmware Updates

T-GAAP’s E. Werner Reschke notes that OS X Mavericks had brought with it some lingering and annoying issues for Mac Book Air owners.

Alert sounds would stop working a few days after a fresh reboot, and restoring a WiFi connection on wake up could be maddeningly slow, the latter sometimes requiring one to turn off and re-activate Airport in order to get it to connect Waking up from sleep could also be problematic on some machines.

Indeed, my own now six month old 13-inch Haswell MacBook Air manifested the first two of these issues, although aside from the WiFi problem, wake-up has been reliable.

Reshke observes that with Appleā€™s recent MacBook Air SMC & EFI Firmware updates addressed the alert sound bugs, and Monday’s Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update makes the WiFi connection and waking from sleep problems things of the past.

At least let’s hope so. I downloaded the last two SMC Firmware updates and Mavericks 10.9.4 Monday a process which took three hours to complete. All,seems to have gone well, and I’ll be interested to see if the bugs have been truly squashed.

To check out your Mac’s current status, select Software Update from the Apple Menu. For more information about the OS X 10.9.4 update, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6281

You can read E. Werner Reshke’s blog here:
http://www.t-gaap.com/2014/7/1/apple-fixes-make-mac-book-air-sing-again

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