Jan 2016 Mac App store update for OS X 10.6.8, OS X Printer Drivers, AC Wall Plug Adapter recall, More.
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Download Mac App Store Update for OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard:
Clip from the Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard download page:
"This update ensures future compatibility of the Mac App Store included with OS X Snow Leopard, and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.
System Requirements: OS X 10.6.8"

Here's details from the related article about Snow Leopard Mac App Store Update:

"This update:
  • Installs a renewed intermediate signing certificate required by the Mac App Store. The certificate ensures that you can continue to use the Mac App Store in Snow Leopard to purchase new apps and run any previously purchased apps that use receipt validation.

  • Includes improvements to Mac App Store alerts."
  • This update should also be available via the Apple Menu > Software Update.
      

    Apple AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall/Exchange program:
    Apple has an AC Wall Plug Adapter Exchange Program (posted Jan. 28th, 2016). Here's a clip:
    "Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped from 2003 to 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

    Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange any affected parts using the process below.

    Note: Other wall plug adapters, including those designed for Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States and Apple USB power adapters are not affected by this program... "

    See the exchange program page for info/pictures on how to identify affected adapters.
      

    Apple/products related News, Software Updates, PR: (later added first)
    (Spotted Apple update D/L pages late Friday, although they are dated the 27th)
    Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:

    Topic-based page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.
      

    Other News and Software Updates:
    Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
    List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
      

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      January 25th, 2016 News Archive
    • Apple TV (4th generation) tvOS 9.1.1 update release notes
    • 'My Upgrades' Takes the Guesswork Out of Upgrading Your Mac (sponsor blog)
    • What we know about Apple's VR plans (cnn)
    • Apple iPad Pro Review
    • Apple Support Article Updates:
      - About the security content of tvOS 9.1.1
      - Troubleshooting Apple TV audio, video, or power problems (added HDCP info)

    For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
      


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