Apple Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4, Safari 5.1.7 Released - T-Mobile TV Ad Compares iPhone 4S on its 4G to AT&T

OS X Lion 10.7.4 released to the masses this afternoon via Software Update weighs in at 729.6MB, fixes the OS X 10.7.3 bug that stored passwords in plain text, including many other stability improvements among other things. Though 10.7.4 comes with Safari 5.1.6, Apple has also seprately released Safari 5.1.7 today - that removes "Out-of-date […]

OS X Lion 10.7.4, Safari 5.1.7 released

OS X Lion 10.7.4 released to the masses this afternoon via Software Update weighs in at 729.6MB, fixes the OS X 10.7.3 bug that stored passwords in plain text, including many other stability improvements among other things.

Though 10.7.4 comes with Safari 5.1.6, Apple has also seprately released Safari 5.1.7 today - that removes "Out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player do not include the latest security updates and will be disabled to help keep your Mac secure."

Full release notes:

  • Resolve an issue in which the "Reopen windows when logging back in" setting is always enabled
  • Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards
  • Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function "Apply to enclosed items…" on your home directory. For more information, see this article
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 Update notificationImprove Internet sharing of PPPoE connections
  • Improve using a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file
  • Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to an SMB server
  • Improve printing to an SMB print queue
  • Improve performance when connecting to a WebDAV server
  • Enable automatic login for NIS accounts
  • Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras
  • Improve the reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts
  • The OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update includes Safari 5.1.6, which contains stability improvements.

For more information, you can check out these Apple support documents, KB HT5167, KB HT5271.

Safari 5.1.7 is available on Apple's Safari download page.

T-Mobile Alter Ego iPhone 4S TV Ads

In other Apple product news, T-Mobile U.S. today posted a new TV commercial comparing the speed of the iPhone 4S on AT&T to devices on its 4G network.

The new ad campaign is part of T-Mobile's "Alter Ego" ad campaign, which also recently carried a comparison, during the launch of its "Test Drive tool" for comparing its 4G devices with the iPhone on other America's networks including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon.

"Entitled "Alter Ego," the ad is a metaphor for what T-Mobile is all about - challenging the status quo and taking bold steps in the marketplace as a challenger brand. The makeover from the girl-next-door to an edgier, more tech-savvy and spirited Carly is synonymous with the evolution of the T-Mobile brand as we continue to push the envelope with device and service innovation to deliver amazing 4G experiences at an affordable price."

"T-Mobile's TestDrive website is now live and I will say at first glance, I'm disappointed. I'll just get right to it -- T-Mobile, I'm really puzzled by this. The idea that you claim "America's largest 4G network" and design a new commercial campaign around speed and then compare your "4G" network against "3G" smartphones is a questionable act. Speed should no longer be the focus of T-Mobile's marketing campaign, Value and Technology should. Speed should be a secondary thought. If you can't win on speed, highlight where you can, Value, Value, Value."

T-Mobile is meanwhile preparing to rollout an iPhone-compatible 4G HSPA+ 19000 MHz network to various markets by the end of the year.

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