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Recent Tips/DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
  • Another 2009 Mac Pro NB (overheating) Heatsink Retainer Repair
  • Causes/Tips for HDCP Errors with iTunes HD Content
  • Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (USB/PCIe/Mini-PCIe) Updated
  • 2009 Mac Pro 6-core 3.46GHz CPU Upgrade, Repair NB Heatsink Retainers
  • 2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere CPUs)
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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 News
    • Another 2009 Mac Pro NB Heatsink Retainer Repair (fix 100+°C temperatures)
    • LaCie Ships 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in 48 TB capacity.
    • Forum thread on Late 2013 Mac Pros and USB 3.0 hubs
    • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.4 update
    • Apple TV gets Showtime Anytime App
    • Rumors of a 12.9 inch iPad
    • Updated Apple Support/How-To Articles:
      - Understanding Home Sharing
      - Setting up Home Sharing on your computer
      - Setting up Home Sharing on your iOS device
      - How to Use AirDrop to wirelessly share content
      - Apple TV: Understanding AirPlay settings
      - How to set up AirPort Express for AirPlay and iTunes
      - iTunes: How to share music and video
      - iTunes: About playing music with AirPlay
      - iTunes Store: Subscribing to iTunes Match
      - iTunes Store: How to delete songs from iCloud
      - Learn about overscan and underscan (setting for TV/HDTV)
      - Mac computers: Frequently asked questions about using HDMI
      - MacBook Pro: Frequently asked questions about using a Retina display
      - Wireless input devices: Bluetooth frequently asked questions
      - How to identify iMacs, Mac minis and MacBook Air models
      - EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs
      - About AirPort base station status lights (LED)
      - Showtime Anytime added to Apple TV Content Providers List
      - Identifying iPhone models
      - iOS: About 'Trust This Computer' alert
      - iOS: Configuring advanced network settings in iOS setup assistant
      - How to use iTunes to restore your iOS device to factory settings
      - Mac OS X Snow Leopard and malware detection
      - About the "Are you sure you want to open it?" alert (File Quarantine/Malware Detection)

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