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

Related Docs on Security fixes posted earlier are below.
(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 and Mac EFI Updater.)

Download Updaters for OS X 10.10.4 (delta/Combo):

Docs on Security fixes posted earlier below.

FYI: Links to some apple forum 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.

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. (If possible, I'd wait for D/Ls to be posted.)

Another report on 2009 Mac Pro Upgrades:
In reply to recent update on page of 2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrades:
"2009 Mac Pro Upgrades
I wanted to share what I've done with my machine as others have done. Earlier this year my aging early 2008 Mac Pro was having random shutdowns. I'd replaced the power supply a couple of times a few years earlier and upgraded the GPU to a Radeon 7950 and the CPUs to dual quad 3.33GHz Harpertowns. I suspected the 7950 was causing the problem but decided it was time to look at a new machine.

I found a 2.66GHz 2009 Mac Pro with 6GB ram for $530 on eBay and jumped on it. A local seller had 32GB of 1333MHz ram available for $260 so I gobbled that up as well. When the machine arrived I swapped over my 1TB velociraptor drive, the 7950 card, and installed the ram. I then immediately flashed the EFI to 2010 specs (macpro 5,1). Not seeing any difference I then decided to buy a new processor. Back on eBay I found an X5690 3.46GHz CPU for $215. Got it a few days later, and literally within 10 minutes after opening the packaging, it was installed and up and running with no problems whatsoever. The installation couldn't be easier and certainly a heck of a lot easier than on the 2008 machine. (FYI - While the CPU tray is out, check the Northbridge heat sink plastic retainers to make sure they're still intact.)

All benchmark scores went through the roof with this new processor and increased ram speed. $1,000 for a maxed out Mac Pro with better specs than all but the new machine? Yes please!
-David W.

Thanks Dave. I doubt Apple will ever release another Mac with that many internal upgrade options. And that's a great deal on the ram and CPU. Someone must be blowing out those CPUs (assume used/pulls?); had a couple other reports earlier this year of single CPU Mac Pro owners buying an X series (with dual CPU support) instead of a W series CPU.
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    June 26th, 2015 News Archive
  • 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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