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OS X 10.10.3, Security Update 2015-004 and Safari Updates
Available via software update. (See below for D/L pages and related docs.)
Here's a clip from the Apple doc about OS X 10.10.3:
"The OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 update includes the new Photos app and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac...
The update also includes the following improvements:
  • Improves WiFi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios
  • Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments
  • Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
  • Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing
  • Improves stability and security in Safari (v8.0.5)
  • Improves screen sharing reliability
  • Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
  • Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look up"
    (About doc has more info including Enterprise content and a reminder to backup before updating. I'd also suggest a verified bootable clone of your current OS.)
  • Important Notes Before installing 10.10.3 and OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0:
    Read these Apple support articles (posted April 11th) on compatibility problems:

    Early feedback indicated that for some at least, 10.10.3 may have fixed their Wi-Fi problems. Saw several threads in Apple's forum on incorrect disk space listed (hundreds of TBs) after the Yosemite Recovery update (for example this one). One suggested tip is to force a Spotlight re-index but others said it was not be fix. A different tip in another thread was to turn Time Machine Off, but after turning TM back On the problem returned. (If turning Time Machine Off corrected it, perhaps a bug related to TM local snapshots.)
      Another problem reported in several threads was related to errors/warnings connecting to secure websites (via https). I didn't see this problem in OS X 10.9.5 but here's a thread with Tips for SSL Certificate Problems after OS X Security Update 2015-004.

    I didn't have this problem in OS X 10.9.5 after the above security update but here's an apple forum thread with Tips for SSL Certificate Problems after Security Update 2015-004.

    Today's Apple support articles listing below has several on the new Photos app.
    (I'm not using Yosemite but check feedback in the OS X Yosemite and Photos for Mac forums.)

    Since 10.10.3 and Security Updates will have a later build numbers, users of Nvidia's web drivers should use the Nvidia Prefs panel to switch to the default OS X driver before updating OS X. (And check Nvidia prefs for later driver updates as they usually appear sooner than on the Nvidia website downloads.)

    FYI on Links to Nvidia OS X Driver Updates:
    Rather than keep posting later Nvidia updates here, see the Mac Video Cards/Drivers section for links to Nvidia OS X Graphics Driver updates and CUDA releases.

    (See below for apple info on OS X Server 4.1, Xcode 6.3, iOS 8.3 and Apple TV 7.2 updates.)

    New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:

    (Topic based page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users here.)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      April 6th, 2015 News Archive
    • SoftRAID 5.0.7 Release Notes (new features/fixes)
    • Netstor TurboBox Thunderbolt 2 Review (NA211TB-LD)
    • OS X's Keychain Password Request Dialog Does Not Inspire Trust
    • LaCie Doubles Capacity of Rugged Thunderbolt SSD to 1TB
    • LG Display outs iMac with 'super high-res' 8K screen
    • No 4K Streaming on Next Apple TV?
    • Apple Support Article Updates: (partial list)
      - How to identify Mac mini models
      - About Apple video adapters and cables
      - Mac Basics Guide to Using Mission Control
      - What to do before you install iOS beta
      - How to Restore your Apple TV (2nd and 3rd gen.)
      - Use Control Center on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
      - Use iBooks with PDF documents on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
      - Device Enrollment Program: iOS Activation Procedure and MDM Enrollment

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