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Apple issues Mac Pro SMC Firmware update

A new firmware update for the Mac Pro fixes USB connectivity and Power Nap issues.

By February 26, 2014


Apple issues MacBook SMC firmware updates

The latest firmware updates fix improper battery function in Apple's laptops.

By October 2, 2013


Samsung SM-C101 spied, is this the Galaxy S4 Zoom?

What could well be the 16-megapixel spinoff of the S4 has shown up for approval at the FCC in the US.

By June 1, 2013


Tackling SMC console errors after OS X 10.7.4 update

Repeated "smcReadKeyAction" errors in the OS X console may be from third-party software, or be fixed by downgrading kernel extensions.

By May 11, 2012


Apple issues SMC update for MacBook Pro systems

Apple has released a firmware update for MacBook Pro systems that addresses a problem with sudden shutdowns under low battery conditions.

By November 10, 2011


Reset SMC to fix Bluetooth problems after OS X 10.6.7 update

If you experience problems with Bluetooth connectivity after updating OS X, a reset of the System Management Controller or other basic resets may help.

By March 23, 2011


Get an SMC Wireless-N router for $19.99 shipped

That's after the $197 mail-in rebate. Kidding! Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. Nope, it's just a new 802.11n router for 20 bucks out the door.

By November 23, 2010


Apple releases MacBook (Pro) SMC firmware update 1.4

Apple has released a couple of firmware updates for the system management controller (SMC) in the 2007-2008 MacBook and MacBook Pro systems. These are the systems that were available before the aluminum "unibody" systems were released.

By October 8, 2010


27-inch iMac fans running full speed after SMC update

Users have experienced an issue where the fans in their late-2009 27-inch iMacs run at full speed after installing the SMC firmware update 1.0.

By April 30, 2010


SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricade N router

With a fair price, decent performance, and dead-simple setup, the SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricade N router is about as well-rounded a Draft N router as you'll find. It also boasts impressive range and a smart design. We strongly recommend it for general home use.

March 13, 2008

4 stars Editors' rating March 13, 2008