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Logic Pro X 10.3 and GarageBand Updates for OS X/iOS:   [Skip]
  • GarageBand and Logic Pro X music apps get major updates (press release)

  • Logic Pro X v10.3 (OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor)
    (See release notes below for details on new features/improvements)

  • Logic Remote for iPad v1.3.1 Update:
    - Improves reliability of WiFi connection to the Mac
    - Keyboard with optional scale modes is now available on iPhone

  • GarageBand for OS X v10.1.5 (OS X 10.10 or later)
    - Adds support for Logic Remote Version 1.3.1 and GarageBand for iOS Version 2.2

  • GarageBand for iOS v2.2 (iOS 10.2 or later)
    - Play & record using new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches*
    - Quickly find Touch Instruments and patches with a redesigned sound browser
    - Capture your voice or instrument & apply studio-class effects like pitch correction,
      distortion and delay with the new Audio Recorder
    - Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
    - Add third-party effects using Audio Unit Extensions**
    - Perform with Chord Strips from any keyboard instrument
    - Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad
    - Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud - Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
    - Stability improvements and bug fixes

    * The Alchemy synth available on iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, & iPad mini 4.
    ** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extension instruments apps from the App Store.

Related Apple articles (new or revised today)

Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental (10.11.6) Download
Spotted this at Apple's support/downloads this morning. (D/L page dated 1/17/2017)

The original article About the security content of Security Update 2016-003 El Capitan (and others) was revised again Jan. 17th, but as of this post time, the newest entry added is dated January 10th. (Added item on "xar" CVE-2016-7742.)

I'm not running 10.11.6 but saw posts in a previous thread about graphics driver problems ("kernel: stalling for detach...") in El Capitan after the original Security Update 2016-003 which say the supplement is supposed to address that.

FYI on Nvidia Driver Updates: Users of Nvidia's web drivers should know that new OS X updates (versions or later build numbers after Security Updates) typically break any currently installed Nvidia web graphics driver. I'll post any web D/L page I spot here and on the video topics page, although usually they appear first in the Nvidia web driver prefs update check.
  

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Apple/products related News, Rumors, Op-Ed, Tips, PR:
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates: (later first)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    January 9th to 12th, 2017 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.13 Update, Release Notes
  • Apple Developer news lists beta 4 of macOS Sierra 10.12.3
  • How to Use the Restore Feature of Disk Utility to Clone a Drive
  • Civilization VI Winter Update released on Mac Steam
  • Apple Releases (beta) Fix to MacBook Pros in Response to CR Battery Test Results
  • Why Apple Should Update the MacBook Pro Lineup in the Spring
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - About macOS Recovery
    - How to reset the SMC on your Mac
    - How to use Apple Hardware Test on your Mac
    - How to install Windows using Boot Camp on a Mac
    - Using 4K displays, 5K displays, Ultra HD TVs with your Mac
    - Using function keys on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    - How to Use the TV app on your Apple TV (4th gen), iPhone, iPad
    - How to use the Apple TV Remote app
    - How to setup your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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