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  • Apple Security Certificate Update Could Break Your Game (MAS ONLY)
    Clip from the Aspyr support page:
    "On February 13, 2016, a number of Aspyr games on the Mac App Store will no longer function properly due to the expiration of a security certificate that was issued by Apple in November 2015. A new long-term security certificate will be issued in its place, but affected users will need to take some steps to ensure their game works properly. This new certificate will be good until 2023...

    Affected (Mac App Store) games include:
    • Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
    • Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    • Civilization IV: Colonization, Civilization V
    • Neverwinter Nights 2
    • Star Wars: Empire at War
    • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    • The Secret of Monkey Island
    • Tomb Raider 2

    If you purchased, downloaded or updated any of the above Mac App Store games between November 12, 2015, and December 22, 2015, then it is likely that your game will be affected. If you receive an error when launching one of the affected games after February 13, you will need to uninstall and then reinstall the game."
    The support page has notes on uninstalling/reinstalling, preserving saved games/progress.

  • Apple Developer News notes OS X 10.11.4 beta 3, Xcode 7.3 beta 3, iOS 9.3 beta 3, tvOS 9.2 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3 and Apple Configurator 2.2 beta 3 available.

  • Apple takes its eye off the ball: Why Apple fans are really coming to hate Apple software (LA times)

  • Apple under pressure as lawyers pledge action over 'Error 53' codes (guardian)
    (bricked after iOS 9 update if iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor has been replaced)

  • What's new in XCOM 2 for Mac and Linux? (feral interactive)

  • VLC (Media Player) v2.2.2 ("More than 100 fixes for issues reported for 2.2.1. Full support of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan".)

  • Steve Jobs blu-ray review (hdd)

(Still not seen Apple post the Late 2013 Mac Pro graphics card repair program page yet.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    February 4th/5th, 2016 News Archive
  • Apple D/L page for Pro Video Formats (Codecs) 2.0.4
  • About 'Error 53'/bricked iPhone 6 with replaced fingerprint sensor
  • OS X Tips on prepping Flash drive for LG OLED TV updates
  • XCOM 2 for Mac will have cross-platform multiplayer
  • XCOM 2 launches with day-one mods for Mac and Linux
  • GameAgent Blog Weekly Roundup
  • Apple Music for Android App v0.9.5
  • Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:
    - OS X versions and builds included with Mac computers
    - About overscan and underscan on your Mac, Apple TV, or other display
    - About Search on your Apple TV (4th generation)
  • Other News/Reviews/Updates:
    - WD My Cloud EX4100 Review
    - Kodi 16.0 "Jarvis" RC 3
    - Google Chrome 48.0.2564.103
    - DOOM Collector's Edition Pre-Order (est. May 13th ship date)
    - WordPress 4.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release
    - Fisher-Price Smart Toy® & hereO GPS Platform Vulnerabilities Fixed

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