OS X 10.10.4, Security Update 2015-005, Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001, Safari Updates, iTunes 12.2 and more.
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Download Updaters for OS X 10.10.4 (Delta and Combo):

Article with list of security fixes in 10.10.4 was posted earlier below.

FYI: Links to some apple forum early threads on 10.10.4 update problems/tips:

You may want to disconnect any unnecessary external drives/devices before updating. (A WD MyBook owner that had installed WD's software previously noted major problems.)

There's also articles on OS X 10.10.4 allowing TRIM support for 3rd-party SSDs via command line ("trimforce"), but see notes about issues with some Samsung and Crucial SSDs.
  

Download pages for Security Update 2015-005 and Mac EFI Security Update:

Related Docs on security fixes in these updates were posted earlier below. The article on Security Update 2015-005 also lists the (2) fixes in Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001 but only the Mac EFI Security Update actually updates the bootrom version. Macs that get the bootrom update per the revised EFI version listing are Early 2011 to Mid 2014 MacBook Pro, Mid 2011 to Mid 2014 MacBook Air, Mid 2011 to Mid 2014 iMac, Mid 2011 to Late 2014 Mac Mini and Late 2013 Mac Pro.

(At post time the download icon wasn't appearing on the pages but found the US page D/L links in the source for 2015-005 Mavericks, 2015-005 Mtn Lion & Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001.)

Users of Nvidia's web graphics drivers should check for updates via Nvidia's prefs panel, as the security updates for 10.8.5 and 10.9.5 change the OS X build number. And of course OS X 10.10.4 will need an update also (the previous release will not load in 10.10.4, instead using the default apple provided driver). As I see updates posted I'll add them to the graphics card topics page.
  

Docs on Security Fixes in OS X 10.10.4, Mac EFI Security Update, Security Update 2015-005, Safari Updates, iOS 8.4:

Of course make sure you have current backups before applying any updates and some apps/addons may need updating for compatibility. (See above for later posted links to D/L pages.)

BTW: Security Update 2015-005 also lists the fixes in Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001, but just applying Security Update 2015-005 on a 2012 Mac Mini (restart required) didn't update the Bootrom. (Version checked in system info.) I then installed Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001 which did flash the bootrom (progress bar shown at restart). Bootrom version was MM61.0106.B03 before update, and MM61.0106.B08 after. (See revised EFI updates listing for other macs that get the update and their bootrom version after the update.)

There's also a doc About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7 for Windows (7/vista). Here's the QT 7.7.7 download page. Also noticed a doc on security content of iTunes 12.2 for Windows 7 and 8.
  

iTunes 12.2, GarageBand 10.1/2.0.7, iOS 8.4, Firefox 39.0 Updates:
(June 29/30th) Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
(see above for docs on new software updates.)

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


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Previous News Archive Summary:
    June 26th, 2015 News Archive
  • Reader report on 2009 Mac Pro Upgrades (3.46GHz CPU, GPU, RAM, EFI)
  • iMovie 10.0.9 for Yosemite (bug fixes)
  • Article on Woz keynote at the Freescale Technology Forum
  • El Capitan beta has clues about new iMac, Bluetooth remote
  • Review of EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ graphics card
  • Review of AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card
  • Apple How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    -What to do if Photos won't open a library that you already migrated
    -How to Delete photos & video synced from iTunes when you can't access originals
    -If you can't import photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer
    -What to expect when you import edited photos from an iOS Device to your Mac
    -If you need help restoring from an iTunes Backup
    -iTunes U security and privacy overview
    -Mac Basics: Multi-Touch gestures
    -Using Apple power adapters, cables, and duckheads with Apple products
    -What to do before selling or giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    -If your Apple TV gets stuck on the date and time screen during start up
    -iOS Wi-Fi profiles: About Auto Join and per-connection password settings
    -Apple Web Server notifications

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