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MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update v1.2
(Download page linked.)
"About MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update v1.2 (712KB)
This update is recommended for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2012) models, and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (mid 2012) models.
This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.

System Requirements: OS X 10.7.5 or later. OS X 10.8.2 or later"

Similar Updates for MacBook Pro & MacBook Air follow. (For info on SMC version after updates, see this article.)
  

Mid 2012 MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.8
(Download page linked.)
"About MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.8 (703MB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2012) models.
This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.

System Requirements: OS X 10.6.8, OS X 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.2"
(or later I assume)


  
Mid 2013/2012 MacBook Air SMC Update v1.9
(Download page linked.)
"About MacBook Air SMC Update v1.9 (1.09MB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2012 and mid 2013) models.
This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning, the system does not recognize the battery, or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.

System Requirements: OS X 10.6.8, OS X 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.2 or later"


  
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Monday Sept. 30th, 2013 News Archive
  • 2013 iMac reviewed: New CPUs, faster Wi-Fi, same flaws
  • Tips/Info on Installing OS X Mountain Lion on Unsupported Macs
  • Suspicious iMessage Android App and iOS 7 Mailbox App
  • How Apple Could Boost Speeds 20x on the Next iPhone (multipath TCP)
  • AppSeed Transforms Your Sketches Into App Prototypes
  • Quick Tip: Photo synching on iOS 7 (sponsor blog)
  • 7 enterprise security improvements in iOS 7
  • Old Mac malware/trojan uncovered
  • Google Web Designer (Beta, Free)
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - OS X: About Recovery Disk Assistant
    - OS X: Device using Internet Sharing is not able to connect to the Internet
    - Xsan: Troubleshooting "Disk Stripe Group DOWN for this client" errors
    - iCloud: About storage buffering
    - iCloud: Storage upgrades and downgrades
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Mail
    - iCloud: Using and troubleshooting iCloud Tabs
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting Documents in the Cloud
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting restoring an iCloud backup
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Bookmarks and Reading List
    - Troubleshooting iCloud Photo Sharing and Shared Photo Streams
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting Find My Friends
    - Find My Friends: Frequently asked questions
    - Using FaceTime and iMessage behind a firewall
    - iOS: FaceTime or iMessage is "Unable to verify email because it is in use"
    - iOS: Closed captioning
    - iOS: Troubleshooting Mail
    - iOS: Gmail account will not connect to Gmail server
    - iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - iOS: Syncing all-day events with Outlook may cause events to span two days
    - Aperture 3, Mac App Store: Deploying across multiple Mac systems...
    - iOS: Supported braille displays
    - HandyTech BasicBraille: Device keys for VoiceOver navigation
    - How to clean Apple products
    - What to do before selling or giving away your Mac
    - iPhone: Hardware troubleshooting
    - iPhone and iPod touch: Charging the battery
    - iPhone and iPod: Liquid damage is not covered by warranty
    - iPhone (USA): Understanding 'Confirm Your Phone Number' screen
    - Redeem iTunes Gift Cards with the camera on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac

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