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(Reminder) Tip for ThunderBolt Firmware Update reappearing/install problems: Saw a post today (10/9/2014) in Apple's forums on Thunderbolt FW update 1.2 still appearing in SU despite (apparent) installs and remembered an apple doc on problems after it was released in 2013. See tips/possible causes in Thunderbolt FW Update 1.2 Keeps reappearing (and other issues). No mention in the Mac Pro owner's post if he actually saw the update progress bar at restart, and assume he's not running a RAID boot volume. (Apple posted that doc about a month after the Thunderbolt 1.2 FW update's release, in response to install/problem reports from some users.)
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* If possible, install new OS on a separate volume and of course always have complete/up-to-date backups. I also suggest a verified bootable clone. There are usually problems with 3rd party drivers, addons, plugins etc. and I would not upgrade any Macs you rely on for work. (I know all that is common knowledge to many but not everyone apparently based on past history, especially with free OS upgrades.)
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Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
Nvidia Drivers and CUDA Update for OS X 10.9.5
iTunes 11.4 Files to Remove before Reinstalling iTunes 11.3.1
Another 2009 Mac Pro NB (overheating) Heatsink Retainer Repair
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)
2009 Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures? Check Plastic Heatsink Retainers
Causes/Tips for HDCP Errors with iTunes HD Content
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Previous News Archive Summary:
Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 2014 News Geekbench 3.2.2 update
Little Snitch 3.4.1 release notes
Apple video/tutorial on Building Your First Swift App
Apple article on Troubleshooting Mail on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Google Chrome update for OS X and iOS (w/security fixes)
DEFCON Router Contest Reveals 15 Major Vulnerabilities
Review of Sound Blaster E5 Portable DAC and headphone amp
Maxwell (GPU) Comes to Notebooks (nvidia blog)
Unreal Engine 4 Free for Students Through Github
Internet Service Outage for Older Belkin Routers (resolved)
Gigabit Ethernet Seeks a Boost
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