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Daily Archives: October 12, 2019

  • Update for iTunes for Windows

    Posted on October 12th, 2019 at 09:43 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just in from Nathan:

    Use iTunes for Windows? Update Now!

    Apple recently released an update for Bonjour for Windows which is installed with iTunes for
    Windows that resolves a ransomware vulnerability. For those using iTunes for Windows, update now to patch the vulnerability. Bonjour for Windows is also included with iCloud for Windows, so those using iCloud for Windows should also check for any updates.

    In other news, Pixelmator Pro has also been updated to support Catalina, the forthcoming new Mac Pro, and offer support for Sidecar in Catalina (the ability to use an iPad as a second
    screen). Now’s a great time to grab this update as well, especially to prepare for upgrading to
    Catalina or for those purchasing the forthcoming Mac Pro.

  • Microsoft declares that you can now safely install Win10 version 1903 on Surface Book 2 machines

    Posted on October 12th, 2019 at 08:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Took ’em about six months, but Microsoft has finally given the go-ahead to install Win10 version 1903 on Surface Book 2 PCs. I talked about the “dGPU may occasionally disappear from device manager on Surface Book 2 with dGPU” bug in the July 22 AskWoody Plus Newsletter (accessible to everyone).

    The upgrade block which has been in effect since May was officially removed yesterday.

    The impetus? A firmware update for the Surface Book 2, also released yesterday. I’ll have a full rundown of the latest firmware releases on Monday. Suffice it to say that many people are steamed — and rightfully so — about the way MS has been steering its customers into uncharted waters.

    At any rate, if you paid $3,000 for a Surface Book 2 with a separate GPU, you’re now free to install Microsoft’s latest, greatest version of Windows.

    Just in time for the release next month of “Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2)” — better known as Win10 1909.

    I’ll have more about the 1909 release next week. Current obsession: What exactly do we know about the rollout?  If you think previous Win10 releases were unnecessarily cumbersome and hard to understand, boy howdy, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.