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Follow-up on USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter with Mac Pro (OS X 10.10.2)
Added a follow-up on using a GMYLE BT4 USB dongle with a Mac Pro 5.1 (OS X 10.10.2) below a reader's previous 2011 MBP 802.11ac/BT4.0 card report on the 802.11AC adapters page. (Updated again on March 2nd for later comments on BT4/Continuity.)
Apple/Mac related News/Updates/Tips/PR:
Revised Apple Support Articles:

(Page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users with topics from Airplay to Thunderbolt.)

Other News/Reviews/Updates/Tips:

Not updated to Firefox 36 yet but had a report that after updating, OS X firewall (repeatedly) reports 'Deny firefox data in from (mac's IP) port 1900 proto=17' (UPnP). Not seen with previous FF versions including 35.0.1. (No addons installed.)

Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
  • 2009 Mac Pro Dual 3GHz X5675 CPU Upgrade (12-cores)
  • Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (USB, PCI Express, Mini-PCIe)
  • Reports on Combo 802.11ac Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 card kit for Mac Pros
  • OS X Drivers for Belkin F9L1109 802.11ac USB 3.0 adapter (OS X 10.10 report)
  • (2008 Mac Pro) Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac PCIe card with OS X Yosemite
  • Another 2009 Mac Pro NB (overheating) Heatsink Retainer Repair
  • 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

    (Listing of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repairs, Tips and more you may have missed.)
  • Previous News Archive Summary:
      February 19/20th, 2015 News Archive
    • Apple's Early 2011 to Late 2013 MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues
    • Epson Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X
    • Canon Printer Drivers v3.2 for OS X
    • Privacy Badger Browser extension updated
    • iTunes 12.1.1 for Windows (64-bit, for older video cards)
    • Apple Support Article Updates:
      - OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download
      - How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product
      - OS X: Gray screen appears frozen at startup

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