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Info/Downloads for OS X 10.11.4, Yosemite/Mavericks Security Update 2016-002
(OS X 10.11.4 includes Safari 9.1, use software update for Mavericks/Yosemite.)
(from the updater D/L page. Enterprise fixes in "About" doc below)
"The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all OS X El Capitan users. This update:
  • Adds the ability to passcode-protect notes containing personal data in Notes
  • Adds the ability to sort notes alphabetically, by date created, or date modified in Notes
  • Adds the ability to import Evernote files into Notes
  • Adds support for sharing Live Photos between iOS and OS X via AirDrop and Messages
  • Addresses an issue that may cause RAW images to open slowly in Photos
  • Adds ability for iBooks to store PDFs in iCloud, making them available to all your devices
  • Fixes an issue that prevented loading Twitter t.co links in Safari
  • Prevents JavaScript dialogs from blocking access to other webpages in Safari
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the VIPs mailbox from working with Gmail accounts
  • Fixes an issue that caused USB audio devices to disconnect
  • Improves the compatibility and reliability of Apple USB-C Multiport Adapters"
  • Download pages for OS X 10.11.4 Delta and Combo updaters:

    Cisco VPN Tip: A thread on OS X 10.11.4 update broke native Cisco IPSec VPN has a tip in a later post from "NHump99". Here's the corrected quote/tip (confirmed by other users as a fix)

    "Looks like we figured it out... OS X 10.11.4 forces IPsec connections to DH Group 14. Our VPN was using a lower encryption group. Once that was changed to a higher level things worked appropriately."

    And a later reply with an additional tip from "PHV-FR":

    "Thank you it works for me too but I had to set dhgrp to 14 also for phase 2.
    So you need to "upgrade" dhgrp to 14 on both phase (1 and 2) configuration."

    Download pages for Security Update 2016-002 for OS X Mavericks and Yosemite:

    Saw a thread from users saying they were getting "Security Update 2016-002 can't be verified" when attempting to update via software update. Later post noted using the download installer (links above) worked. (With so many Apple updates released the same day it's not unusual to see problems with software update.)

    See below for info/articles on security fixes in other Apple updates today.

    (FYI: Users of Nvidia's web drivers know that new OS X updates (versions or build numbers) require updated Nvidia graphics drivers. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.) They usually appear first in Nvidia's driver prefs update check.)
    Update - New Nvidia Drivers: See Video topics page for new Nvidia CUDA 7.5.26 and Nvidia graphics driver updates for OS X 10.11.4 and the new builds of OS X 10.10.5 and 10.9.5 after installing Security Update 2016-002.

    iTunes 12.3.3 (info/download)
    Apple's page on iTunes 12.3.3 (for OS X version 10.8.5 or later) simply says:
    "This update adds support for syncing iTunes with iPhone SE and iPad Pro."

    Available via software update or full download installer at www.apple.com/itunes/download/.
    (If viewed on an incompatible older OS X version it will not show the latest version download. For example page loaded under OS X 10.6.8 shows iTunes 11.4 download. Disabling Javascript in browser will show latest, but then D/L button is not enabled.)

    Ken replied with a note older iTunes versions are at support.apple.com/downloads/itunes.
    (I have links to some older iTunes version D/Ls for users of some older OS X versions (including PPC) in the iTunes topic of the Mac tips/guides page but will add that link there on the next update.)

    Apple News, OS X Server 5.1, ARD 3.8.5, Xcode 7.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, iOS 9.3:

    (March 21st) Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:

    More How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      March 16th/17th, 2016 News Archive
    • NewerTech announces USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sponsor blog)
    • Full Transcript of TIME's Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook
    • Get Layers of Fear Cheap, Win Stuff at SXSW 2016
    • Apple signs up to Google Cloud services
    • FIrefox 45.0.1 release notes
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
      - How to Reset NVRAM on your Mac
      - How to Reset the Mac's System Management Controller
      - How to test an issue in another user account on your Mac
      - How to Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode
      - About Family Sharing
      - Request and make purchases with Ask to Buy
      - How to Arrange and hide apps on your Apple TV
      - How to Reset the Lockdown folder in iTunes
      - Resolve issues between iTunes and security software
      - If iTunes doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
      - How to Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from iTunes on your computer

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