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  • 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)
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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Wednesday Sept. 17th, 2014 News
    • OS X 10.9.5 Update (info and Delta/Combo Updater downloads)
    • FYI on OS X 10.9.5 Update breaking Unsupported SSD TRIM Mod
    • Security Update 2014-004 for OS X Lion/Lion Server/Mountain Lion
    • Apple TV 7.0 Update (for 3rd generation only)
    • Apple TV 6.2.1 Update (for 2nd generation only)
    • Other Updates and News
      - OS X Server 3.2.1 and OS X Server 2.2.3 updates
      - Safari 7.1 available via SU in OS X 10.9.5
      - Safari 6.2 available via SU in OS X 10.8.5
      - Zen Garden for iOS 8 Available (free at app store)
      - VM Benchmarks of Parallels 10 vs. Fusion 7 vs. VirtualBox
      - Rumor: Apple to unveil new iPads, Mac OS Yosemite on Oct. 21st
      - (OS X) Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.07
      - Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
      - Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8
      - Apple iCloud for Windows (supports iCloud Drive)
      - iOS 8 released (related docs below)
    • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
      - About the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update
      - About the security content of OS X v10.9.5 & Security Update 2014-004
      - About the security content of Safari 6.2 and Safari 7.1
      - About the security content of Xcode 6.0.1
      - About the security content of Apple TV 7
      - About the OS X Server v3.2.1 Update
      - About the security content of OS X Server v3.2.1
      - About the security content of OS X Server v2.2.3
      - About the security content of iOS 8
      - iOS 8: List of available trusted root certificates
      - iOS: About diagnostic capabilities
      - If your Health data doesn't update
      - Sharing purchased content with Family Sharing
      - If you don't see your family's shared content
      - How to Move content from your Android phone to iPhone
      - Get help using iCloud storage
      - How to Manage your iCloud storage
      - iCloud storage upgrades and downgrades
      - Get help using iCloud Keychain (was 'troubleshooting')
      - If you can't sign in to iCloud after you change your password
      - What to do if repeatedly asked to sign in to iCloud using 2-step verification

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