OS X 10.10.2, Security Update 2015-001 (OS X 10.9.5/10.8.5), Safari Updates, Apple TV 7.0.3, iOS 8.1.3
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OS X 10.10.2 and Security Update 2015-001 for OS X 10.9.5/10.8.5 Info/Downloads
(See below for download pages for these updates.)
"(OS X 10.10.2) This update includes the following improvements:
- Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
- Resolves an issue that may cause web pages to load slowly
- Fixes an issue that caused Spotlight to load remote email content when the preference was disabled in Mail
- Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
- Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
- Improves VoiceOver speech performance
- Resolves issue that causes VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page
- Addresses an issue that may cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly
- Improves stability and security in Safari

For enterprise customers, this update:
- Improves performance for browsing DFS shares in the Finder
- Fixes an issue where certain Calendar invitations could be displayed at the incorrect time
- Fixes an issue for Microsoft Exchange accounts where the organizer of a meeting might not be notified when someone accepts an invitation using Calendar
- Addresses an issue where Safari could continually prompt for credentials when accessing a site protected by NTLM authentication
- Adds the ability to set "Out of Office" reply dates for Microsoft Exchange accounts in Mail

Info on security fixes in today's Apple doc listing are below, including Safari 8.0.3, 7.1.3, and 6.2.3. (Software Update also showed Remote Desktop Client Update 3.8.2 on the Mini running OS X 10.9.5 and linked to a doc about Remote Desktop Admin 3.8.)

I'm not running Yosemite yet but check for feedback in Apple's OS X yosemite forum. (Some early posts there on OS X 10.10.2 Wifi and Thunderbolt external drive problems.)

A reader (thanks Rob) sent a FYI/warning users of the Piker-Alpha boot.efi modification (for unsupported Macs) that OS X 10.10.2 overwrites boot.efi so before updating users should have applied the patch mentioned in this previous MR thread post.

Apple Articles on Security Fixes in Today's OS X and Safari Updates:

Apple also posted a doc on Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on January 27, 2015. (Related to Adobe Security Advisory/Updates for Flash Player here and here.)

Apple Remote Desktop 3.8, iOS 8.1.3 and Apple TV 7.0.3 Update Info:

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    January 26th, 2015 News Archive
  • EFI Updater for Internet Recovery/AHT not applying in OS X Yosemite
  • Review of 27in iMac with Retina 5K Display
  • OWC Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD AJA Benchmarks
  • New 'Free On iTunes' Section Featuring Free TV Shows & Music Downloads
  • (Another) Adobe Flash Player Security Update (v16.0.0.296)
  • More posts on removing ad-injection malware for OS X.
  • Apple Support Article Updates:
    - How to Manage your iCloud storage
    - How to remove or install MacBook Pro memory
    - If you can't use the "Download Additional Content" window in Logic Pro X 10.1 or MainStage 3.1

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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