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Apple Logic Pro X 10.0.3 Update (bugfixes)
Update via the App Store/Software Update. Info from the release notes:
"Logic Pro X 10.0.3 update

  • Addresses an issue introduced in Logic Pro 10.0.2 in which Logic Pro would quit unexpectedly when a multi-output instance of a Software Instrument plug-in was bypassed.

  • Fixes an issue in which default MIDI region parameters in songs created in earlier versions of Logic might be set to incorrect values when opened in Logic Pro X.

For more information about Logic Pro X, see"

Apple Xprotect Update Blocks Older OS X Java Web Plugins
Apple was finally blocked Java versions older than the last OS X Java Updates of June 18th. (Revised docs in today's listing below, although they could have been more clear, as there's no new Java updates since the versions listed below that were released in June.) Here's a copy of their security mail (Aug 30th) regarding blocking Java Web plugin versions older than the current (June 18th released) versions:

"APPLE-SA-2013-08-29-1 OS X: Java Web plug-in blocked

Due to multiple security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to:
Java 6 update 51
Java 7 update 25"

Again, Java 6 update 51 and Java 7 Update 25 were released on June 18th, 2013. (There were revised builds of Apple's posted Java 6 Update 51 for OS X 10.6.x and OS X 10.7/10.8 to fix bugs in the initial release - version number was not changed, only the build number. Our linked page includes info on how to check if you have the fixed/later build number.)

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Wednesday August 28th, 2013 News Archive
  • Apple Revised OS X Java Support Docs (Aug 28 'update' blocks older web plugins)
  • FYI about Java Code Signing Failures (and more)
  • Review of 27in iMac (i7/32GB RAM/256GB SSD/GTX 675MX 1GB)
  • Up to 3TB Data Doubler DIY Kits for MacBook/Pros (sponsor blog)
  • Apple Acquires Swedish Firm AlgoTrim (Mobile Media And Data Compression)
  • AppleTV Has More Content, Now It Has To Get Good
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    - Exams for Service Technicians
  • Other New/Reviews/Tips/Tech/OT:
    - Pioneer BDP-51FD, -LX71, -LX08, LX01BD Firmware Update 1.74
    - Stephenson's Gallery of Custom Handcrafted Computers
    - Review: Harmon Kardon SoundSticks Wireless
    - Review: Ultimate Ears 4 Pro Custom In-Ear Headphones
    - Broadcom tapping into wearable tech market with new Wi-Fi framework
    - Review: Prime Suspect: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

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