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(OS X) iMovie 10.0.8 Update:
(info from app store)
"What's New in iMovie Version 10.0.8:
  • Resolves an issue that could cause iMovie to quit on launch
  • Updates compatibility with sharing to YouTube

Compatibility: OS X 10.10.2 or later"

(Late 2013/2014) iMac Graphics Update
(Download page linked, should also appear in Software Update for affected models.)
"iMac Graphics Update (722 KB)
This update fixes an issue that may cause iMac computers to become unresponsive when viewing certain very large JPEG images.
Affected models:
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
  • iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)

For more detailed information about this update, please visit:

System Requirements: OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D131+)"

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Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac PCIe card in 2008 Mac Pro w/OS X 10.10.3
Updated the page on Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac adapters (and some combo AC WiFi/BT4.0 upgrades) with another follow-up from a 2008 Mac Pro owner using an ASUS PCE-AC68 802.11ac PCIe card with OS X 10.10.3. (Past posts include PCIe, mPCIe and USB adapters with info on OS X drivers if required.)
D/L page for Nvidia Graphics Driver 346.01.02f02 for OS X 10.10.3 (14D136)
(This is the same driver version that was posted as a direct D/L link last week)
Nvidia download page for Graphics driver 346.01.02f02 for OS X 10.10.3 build 14D136. (The Build after installing OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0.) Here's a clip from the main D/L page tab (other than version info, just typical boilerplate).
"New in Release 346.01.02f02
  • Graphics driver updated for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D136)
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
  • Includes NVIDIA Driver Manager preference pane."
  • (As of post date current CUDA version is 7.0.36 from April 9th.)

    Apple Events Server Update for OS X Snow Leopard and OS X Lion
    Saw these two update download pages at Apple (April 22nd), which seemed odd as they've not released updates for OS X 10.6.x for some time and the description on both download pages says:
    "Fixes an issue where remote Apple Events were disabled by Security Update 2015-002."

    (Security Update 2015-002 was for OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.5 and 10.10.2.)

    As of post date, not seen any mention of these anywhere yet. (And not installed it.)

    Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates: (April 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 Graphics Driver 346.01.02f02 for OS X 10.10.3 Build 14D136
  • Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.9.5 (with Security Update 2015-004)
  • Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.8.5 (with Security Update 2015-004)
  • Nvidia CUDA 7.0.36 Update for OS X 10.10.x & 10.9.x
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  • 2009 Mac Pro Dual 3GHz X5675 CPU Upgrade (12-cores)
  • Reports on Combo 802.11ac Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 card kit for Mac Pros
  • 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
  • Tips for HDCP Errors/Problems playing purchased iTunes HD Video
  • Booting from USB 3.0 drive connected to Thunderbolt Docks (notes, replies)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      April 21st, 2015 News Archive
    • OS X Keynote 6.5.3, Numbers 3.5.3, Pages 5.5.3
    • iOS Keynote 2.5.3, Numbers 2.5.3, Pages 2.5.3
    • OWC Radio Episode on Post-NAB 2015 Show
    • Researchers Claim Apple 10.10.3 Rootpipe Fix Failed
    • Finding Vulnerable AFNetworking Apps in the App Store
    • EyeTV 3.6.8 (7405) download (OS X 10.9 or later)
    • EtreCheck v2.2 adds improvements and adware info update
    • Microsoft iOS PowerPoint and OneDrive app updates
    • New/Updated Apple Support Articles: (partial list)
      - Frequently asked questions about Final Cut Pro X
      - Tips for problems installing Pro Video Formats 2.0.1
      - Fix black frames issue with Panasonic AVCHD & Final Cut Pro X 10.2
      - How to Move your content to your new MacBook
      - If your MacBook stops responding during setup
      - Using the USB-C port and adapters on Early 2015 MacBook
      - iCloud: Mail server settings for email clients
      - If you can't sign in to iCloud when you set up your Mac
      - Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points
      - Learn about overscan and underscan
      - How to use accessibility features on your Apple Watch
      - How to locate and organize your iTunes files
      - About iTunes Store payment card authorization holds
      - Update your supervised devices to iOS 8.3 using Apple Configurator

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