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OS X 10.9.1 Update (w/Safari 7.0.1) Released:
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(BTW: The original (non-machine specific) OS X 10.9.1 download page (DL1707) was later named for 2013 Mac Pros and the generic 10.9.1 D/L page changed to DL1715. Not sure why they didn't just use the later DL1715 for the Dec 19th posted Mac Pro 10.9.1 updater.)

Here's the doc About the OS X 10.9.1 Update. (See below for Apple docs on security fixes in 10.9.1, Safari 7.0.1 and 6.1.1.) I updated the (rarely used) 2012 mac Mini (after a backup) without any immediate issues. (Although after the update/reboot I had a repeat of the Disk Utility boot disc verify not showing a message it completed, but a shutdown/cold start resolved that.) Build number after 10.9.1 update is 13B42.
   You can check for OS X 10.9.1 feedback in Apple's OS X Mavericks forum and the specific Desktop or Notebook forum for your mac model. (Not all problem posts are common but 10.9.0 had more than its share IMO, even for a dot zero release. Worse cases were those that lost data on external drives.)
   Also remember Browser updates may cause problems with 3rd party plugins/addons. If you have a problem, disable/remove them and/or check for any updates to them.
  

Report: 2006 Mac Mini Core2Duo CPU/HDD/Optical Drive Uprades:
Added another report to our page on 2006-08 Mac Mini CPU/EFI/Lion Upgrades. This one on a T7200 Core2Duo CPU swap (plus HDD and Optical drives) in a 2006 mini. (Pre-2009 model Intel-CPU minis had a socketed CPU.)
  
Mac Compatible 802.11ac Cards/Adapters (PCIe/Mini-PCIe/USB) Page Updated:
Late posting this (PR email they sent was huge/deleted as spam) but added the "BearExtender Turbo" (802.11ac) USB adapter to the previous page here of Mac/OS X Compatible 802.11ac adapters/cards. (Page includes info on other USB and PCIe adapters with mac OS X support via drivers or native.)
  
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Friday December 13th, 2013 News
  • 2006 Mac Pro Dual (Quad-Core) X5355 CPU Upgrade
  • Updates to After Effects CS6/CC, Prelude CC
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown Elite Edition v1.2.1 Update
  • NuGuard KXs Screen Armor for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPad Air
  • Article on Loophole in Safari v6.0.5 (Reportedly fixed in Safari 6.1 and later)
  • Review of NuVo Wireless Audio System
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Using System Info to ID USB ports on your Mac
    - Some files may be converted when opened in QuickTime Player in Mavericks
    - Fix for unable to create netowrk user in OS X Server (Mavericks) after upgrade
    - iPhone: Hardware troubleshooting
    - Guide to Cleaning Apple products

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  


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