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DIY OS X Fusion Drive Reports page updated:
Added another report to the page on DIY OS X Fusion Drives, this one a warning about Disk Utility 'repairs' of Fusion drives. (Includes a repeat of previous warnings on DU repairs w/10.8.2 or later when SSD and HDD are present and a Fusion drive is not what you want. Repairs would create a Fusion drive, losing any existing files on the drives. I mentioned this last fall and in a recent article on an SSD upgrade/swap in a dual drive 2012 mini.)
Freeware VM VirtualBox Feedback page updated:
Updated the page on Freeware VM VirtualBox (Updates/Feedback) with notes from an OS X 10.8.x Mac Mini (2.3GHz core i7, assume late 2012 model) owner running VBox 4.2.10 ok with Windows guest OS but reported problems with OS X 10.6 server install (to run Canvas X using Rosetta). VirtualBox 4.2.12 update was just released, but not sure it would help with his problem. (Also included FYI on installing Rosetta for OS X 10.6 Server.) I've seen articles on running Snow Leopard Server under earlier VirtualBox versions (like v3.2) but not seen any reports on SLS under VB 4.x on OS X 10.8.x host. If you have, send a note or tip. Thanks. (I later found a similar problem report in VB's forums. He had bumped vram allocation a bit which got the kernel to load but still hangs at startup.)

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Thursday April 11, 2013 News Archive
  • VLC Media Player 2.0.6 released
  • Autodesk shows new Smoke professional Mac video editing software
  • Apple could unveil 'killer app' this summer, says analyst
  • Boxee CEO dishes on Aereo, Apple and talks up cloud DVR
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - Apple Web Server notifications (security fixes)
    - iCloud: System requirements
    - iPhoto, Aperture: How to change your shipping address for photo orders
    - Mac Pro: About the PCI Express slots (now archived)
  • Other News/Reviews/Op-Ed/Tech/Recalls/OT:
    - iCloud Control Panel 2.1.2 for Windows (Apple D/L page)
    - Review: Catalog your DVD/Blu-ray movie collection with My Movies
    - Privacy protections booted from CISPA data-sharing bill
    - Silicon Valley Goes Hollywood: Top Coders Can Now Get Agents
    - Real reason for PC sales plunge: The era of "good enough" computing
    - Insecurity in cyberspace
    - Hay Maker Seeks Cyberheist Bale Out
    - At least 35 Gaming Company Certs Stolen in Breaches in past year and a half
    - LED Lights to Cut 60-Watt Bulb to Five Watts
    - Watch out street racers, Dubai cops have a Lamborghini
    - Huge recall for Honda, Toyota, more: Airbags can spray shrapnel
    - Stranded at sea? Follow this 7-step extreme survival guide
    - Yes, There Is Google After Death: Control Your Digital Afterlife
    - Pioneer Adds 2 Elite Receivers to 2013 Lineup
    - Meet the Bitcoin Millionaires

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