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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Apple Releases MacBook Air Software Update to Fix Photoshop Screen Flickering and Wi-Fi Connection Issues




Apple today released an update for the Mid-2013 MacBook Air to fix both an issue that caused some users to experience severe flickering when using Adobe Photoshop and a bug that caused some users' Wi-Fi to intermittently disconnect.
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This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013) models.

This update fixes an issue that in rare instances may cause an intermittent loss in wireless connectivity, an issue with Adobe Photoshop which may cause occasional screen flickering, and an issue which may cause audio volume to fluctuate during video playback.
News of the screen flickering issue emerged shortly after the release of the 2013 MacBook Air, when users began noticing display flickering when using Photoshop, especially when accessing the app's larger brush tools. An Adobe representative noted that it was likely a driver or GPU issue and last week, a tipster reported that OS X 10.8.5 fixed the issue, suggesting that Apple had found a solution.

New MacBook Air owners also experienced Wi-Fi connection issues, prompting Apple to begin looking for a solution in mid-June after issuing an order for Apple Geniuses to "capture" MacBook Airs experiencing connectivity problems.

Apple's June 2013 MacBook Airs use the newest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which is designed to offer faster connectivity and bandwidth.

The update can be downloaded via the software update page or through the software update tool in the Mac App Store.

Article Link: Apple Releases MacBook Air Software Update to Fix Photoshop Screen Flickering and Wi-Fi Connection Issues
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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my wifi issues are on the windows side any word on bootcamp drivers?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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u know this isn't exclusive to air '13, i sometimes experience wifi issues with my pro '12 why not release it to everyone? Or is there a compatibility issue I'm missing?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:45 PM   #4
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Has anyone tried this and seen improvements?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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Amazed how fast Apple got into the problem, and fixed all 3 within a month.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Amazed how fast Apple got into the problem, and fixed all 3 within a month.
One of the many reasons, APPLE is highly regarded and looked up to, as a company.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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The fix is working for me in Photoshop CS6! But now I'm getting a new graphics glitch; not nearly as bothersome, but a problem nonetheless. Let's say I'm running several programs including Photoshop. When I switch from another program to Photoshop by using Mission Control, I get a flickering glimpse of the the program window I'm switching from superimposed on Photoshop. It only lasts a split second but it's annoying. Anyone else having this problem? I should note that I don't get the problem when I switch from Photoshop to another program.

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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One of the many reasons, APPLE is highly regarded and looked up to, as a company.
Indeed, some other competitors take years to only release a fix that breaks something else. Haha.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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Quite impressed with how responsive they are not just with the well publicized Wifi issue but the also the flicking and sound fluctuation issues. REALLY looking forward to purchasing one of these once my state's tax holiday kicks in next month
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:05 PM   #11
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One of the many reasons, APPLE is highly regarded and looked up to, as a company.
yup I hope this shuts all the trolls up.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:11 PM   #12
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Interestingly, I have a new 13" MBA purchased on June 29, but when I try to run the update I get the following message:

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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yup I hope this shuts all the trolls up.
Well, this troll still wonders why his background resets upon reboot on three different retina MBPs since 10.8.1. However, while they fail to fix some of the glaring issues, at least they are pretty prompt at fixing the important ones.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:35 PM   #15
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JUST when I returned mine. GOD.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:37 PM   #16
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MBA 2013 13" i7. This patch didn't fix the roughly 50% packet loss on WiFi that I've been experiencing on some networks - no change in behaviour.

The MBA replaced a Macbook Pro 15" 2012 model which didn't experience the issue. 10 other Pro's and Retina's in the office which don't have the same problem. No issue with my 2011 MBA either.

I've experienced it on three networks so far, all 5GHz WPA2 Enterprise 11n.

I haven't tested to see if it fixes flickering in Fusion while running single screen and auto mouse yet.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 07:46 PM   #17
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Indeed, some other competitors take years to only release a fix that breaks something else. Haha.
My 08 15in MBP had a flicker issue, for a long time i thought it was because of the Nvidia 9400M turned out it was the driver. They actually fixed it but it took like a year or maybe more.

it wasn't so bad, it would occasionally flicker at random (generally after long periods of time, sometimes 2 happened not to long from each other).

I was pretty disappointed when i took it to the apple store because the computer had shocked me 3+ times and the flicker and they were just like, thats how they are.

I'm glad they did fix it though. I love Apple but I hate Apple Stores.
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Well, this troll still wonders why his background resets upon reboot on three different retina MBPs since 10.8.1. However, while they fail to fix some of the glaring issues, at least they are pretty prompt at fixing the important ones.
I'm not targeting you with my comment. I'm targeting the Apple doesn't build good products anymore and doesn't care about their issues people, etc.
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Any way to get this to work on Mavericks?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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JUST when I returned mine. GOD.
I find your lack of faith disturbing. May the force be with you!
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:09 PM   #21
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... and an issue which may cause audio volume to fluctuate during video playback.
Glad I wasn't imagining this and it's (hopefully) fixed.
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Any way to get this to work on Mavericks?
You could give Pacifist a shot.
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You could give Pacifist a shot.
It opens, it just says "not supported on this system"
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One of the many reasons, APPLE is highly regarded and looked up to, as a company.
I dont look up to any company. They just sell stuff.
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It opens, it just says "not supported on this system"
You could also open it with Pacifist in a different Mac OS or use some other extractor in Mavericks, extract the files, then put them in manually. I don't know how annoying that would be to do.
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