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(Mid 2015) MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update
Info from the download page. (Should also appear in software update on affected models.)
"MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2015) models. This update addresses a storage firmware issue that, in rare cases, may cause data corruption.
Post Date: July 22, 2015
File Size: 1.9 MB
System Requirements: MacBook Pro (mid 2015) models."
Java for OS X 2015-001 (OS X 10.7 to OS X 10.11)
(I don't use Java but posting for those that do need it. From wording, installer revised for later OS.)
Info from the download page:
"Java for OS X 2015-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.7 Lion.
This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2014-001 and 2013-005 releases. Quit any Java applications before installing this update.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6133 for more details about this update.
( "About Java for OS X 2014-001")
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update. ( as of post time, HT1222 does not list OS X 2015-001 (or 2014-001). Assume same fixes as )
the 2013-005 update, with revised installer for later OS compatibility.
Keep your software up to date. If you need Java, download the latest version of Java for OS X directly from Oracle
NOTE: Older versions may be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1829 ( Java for OS X 2014-001)
Post Date: Jul 22, 2015
File Size: 63.98 MB"
how to verify authenticity of downloaded Apple updates.
(later added first)
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Previous News Archive Summary:
July 21, 2015 News Archive Questions on Early 2011 MacBook Pro GPU 3rd party Repairs/GPU Upgrade
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords for Mac released
How to Install Mods for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II on the Mac
FAQs: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
2012 Mac Mini Kernel panic after EFI 1.8 upgrade (reports and tips)
Apple Airplay Multi-Room Setup 6 Zones using Airport Express
Kodi 15.0 Isengard released (requires 64-bit OS X 10.7 Lion or later)
Apple How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
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