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WAVES Native Plugins/License Center Update (OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatible)
Follow-up from a reader that sent notes on OS X 10.10 & WAVES plugin for Logic earlier this week:
"I just received this from WAVES plug-ins for Mac.

"Dear Valued Waves User, We are pleased to announce that all Waves Native plugins V9 as well as the Waves License Center are now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Click here to download the updated installer.
(See Download link at

Please note: SoundGrid plugins and software applications are not yet supported by Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. We are working to resolve this compatibility issue as soon as possible.

If further assistance is required, you are more than welcome to contact our tech support team.
Best regards,
The Waves Team"

Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac card with OS X Yosemite (2008 Mac Pro)
Updated our page of Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac WiFi adapters with a 2008 Mac Pro owner's follow-up on an Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac PCIe card with OS X Yosemite. (Thanks Stefan.)
Apple/related News/Reviews/Tips/PR:

  • Wired posted a short review of the 27in iMac w/Retina Display.

  • 'Continuity Activation Tool' Makes Continuity Features Possible on Incompatible Macs

  • PCW Reviews Civilization: Beyond Earth. (Aspyr FAQ on Mac App store & Steam versions.)

  • The rare 1976 Apple 1 computer mentioned earlier this week at auction sold for $905,000.

  • NewerTech Snuglet makes MagSafe 2 Power Connections Stronger (sponsor blog)

  • Update to the Apple Push Notification Service (removing SSL 3.0 support) (apple dev note)

  • ElGato EyeTV 3.6.6 (7321) download at (Should also appear using in-app update check.) Said to add OS X Yosemite compatibility.

  • Sponsor blog posts on Testing for Improved Bluetooth Shielding in 2014 Mac mini
    and 32GB RAM confirmed as maximum for 27in iMac with 5K Retina Display.

  • OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems - can you help us solve them? (Sophos)

  • Apple forum thread on Mail not working in OS X Yosemite (see note on turning off 'Automatically detect and maintain account settings') Other threads also on Mail problems but not sure how common they are. (I'm not using Yosemite.)

  • Engadget posted an iMac with Retina display review, giving the display high marks.

  • iFixit posted their iPad Air 2 Teardown.

    (Still looking for a Fix for Nvidia CUDA with OS X Yosemite using Nvidia driver update.)

  • Recent Apple Support Article Updates: (Oct. 22nd)

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

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    Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
  • Nvidia CUDA Problems with OS X Yosemite Driver Update
  • Nvidia Drivers Update for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • MacBook Pro ExpressCards page updated (OS X 10.9.5/eSATA card)
  • Download Updated Nvidia Drivers and CUDA 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

    (Listing of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repairs, Tips and more you may have missed.)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Tuesday, Oct. 21st News
    • Reports and Tips on Yosemite Upgrades (2008 Mac Pro, MacBook Pros 2012/2011)
    • Info/Notes on Nvidia CUDA Drivers Problem in OS X Yosemite
    • Teardowns of Late 2014 Mac mini and 27in iMac with Retina Display
    • Aspyr FAQ and PR on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac
    • Total War™: SHOGUN 2 Fall of the Samurai coming to Mac
    • Rare 1976 Apple 1 goes to Auction (reportedly sold for over $900K)
    • New/Updated Apple Support Articles:
      - Apple update on security
      - Apple Web Server notifications
      - How to identify Mac mini models (adds late 2014)
      - Mac mini: How to remove or install memory (notes 2014 model not upgradeable)

    For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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