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
- Improve 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.
Safari 5.1.7 is available on Apple's Safari download page.
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.
T-Mobile | See It Again TV Commercial:
T-Mobile's Alter Ego TV Advert: