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Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.10.3 (Build 14D131)
Nvidia download page for Graphics driver 346.01.02f01 for OS X 10.10.3 build 14D131. Here's a clip from the main D/L page tab (other than version info, just typical boilerplate).
"New in Release 346.01.02f01
  • Graphics driver updated for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D131)
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
  • Includes NVIDIA Driver Manager preference pane."
  • See linked page/tabs for more info. See below for new Nvidia CUDA Update for OS X (7.0.36), as it keys on driver version. (On April 16th Apple posted OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0 for Build 14D131, so watch for another Nvidia update for the later build.)

    (FYI: See April 14th news for new graphics driver updates for OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.8.5 with security update 2015-004 installed.)

    Nvidia CUDA 7.0.36 Update for OS X
    Nvidia posted a download page for CUDA 7.0.36 for OS X 10.10.x and 10.9.x. As before, it has this note on older GPU support:
    "This driver does not support older generation GPUs with SM1.x. Please download CUDA 6.5.45 which supports SM1.x"

    Here's the download page for CUDA 6.5.45 (from Jan. 28th, 2015) and CUDA 6.5.46 which also listed 10.8.x support. (CUDA 7.0.36 update is for new driver versions.)

    iTunes 12.1.2 Released
    Available via Software Update and www.apple.com/itunes/download/. Lists OS X version 10.7.5 or later. Clip from SU info:
    "This update improves support for synching photos to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch from the new Photos App for OS X. In addition, this update adds several refinements to the Get Info window and improves overall stability."

    (April 9th/10th) Apple Support Article Updates:

    Many new/updated docs on OS/SW updates in yesterday's news, included 9 on using/troubleshooting new Photos app. (Also added Photos app section to the page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      April 8th, 2015 News Archive
    • OS X 10.10.3, Security Update 2015-004 and Safari Updates
    • Warnings/Tips Before installing 10.10.3 & OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0
    • Tip for incorrect reported disk space (hundreds of TBs) after Yosemite Recovery Update
    • Tips for SSL Certificate Problems after Security Update 2015-004
    • Downloads for OS X 10.10.3 Combo Update Installer (and delta)
    • Downloads for Security Update 2015-004 (Mavericks & Mtn Lion)
    • OS X Server 4,1, Xcode 6.3, iOS 8.2, Apple TV 7.2 updates
    • New/Updated Apple Support Articles: (partial list)
      - Get started with Photos for OS X
      - Designate a System Photo Library in Photos
      - If Photos can't copy or create a library
      - If Photos won't open a library that you already migrated
      - How Photos displays Smart Albums from iPhoto or Aperture
      - Use Photos and iCloud Photo Library on multiple Mac computers
      - Adjust the size of your Photos library to work with iCloud Photo Library
      - If Photos can't upgrade your library because it's on an unsupported disk volume
      - Photos saves disk space by sharing images with iPhoto or Aperture libraries
      - iCloud Photo Library FAQ
      - Get help with your iCloud Photo Library
      - Find out how much iCloud storage you need for your Photos Library on your Mac
      - How to resolve issues with an over-the-air iOS update
      - Setting a custom umask in OS X
      - Accept bundled apps using the Mac App Store
      - Remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac
      - Apple Pay FAQ
      - About Apple Configurator 1.7.2
      - How to Set up & use Third-party Bluetooth accessories
      - How to Report iMessages that look like spam or junk
      - Block calls and block or filter messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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