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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 News
  • Another 2009 Mac Pro NB Heatsink Retainer Repair (fix 100+°C temperatures)
  • LaCie Ships 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in 48 TB capacity.
  • Forum thread on Late 2013 Mac Pros and USB 3.0 hubs
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.4 update
  • Apple TV gets Showtime Anytime App
  • Rumors of a 12.9 inch iPad
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To Articles:
    - Understanding Home Sharing
    - Setting up Home Sharing on your computer
    - Setting up Home Sharing on your iOS device
    - How to Use AirDrop to wirelessly share content
    - Apple TV: Understanding AirPlay settings
    - How to set up AirPort Express for AirPlay and iTunes
    - Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters
    - MacBook: Mini-DVI to video adapter compatibility
    - iTunes: How to share music and video
    - iTunes: About playing music with AirPlay
    - iTunes Store: Subscribing to iTunes Match
    - iTunes Store: How to delete songs from iCloud
    - iTunes: About iOS backups (including encrypted backups)
    - Learn about overscan and underscan (setting for TV/HDTV)
    - Mac computers: Frequently asked questions about using HDMI
    - MacBook Pro: Frequently asked questions about using a Retina display
    - Wireless input devices: Bluetooth frequently asked questions
    - How to identify iMacs, Mac minis and MacBook Air models
    - EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs
    - About AirPort base station status lights (LED)
    - Setting up and configuring a Wireless Distribution System (802.11b/g)
    - Showtime Anytime added to Apple TV Content Providers List
    - Mac Basics: Printing in OS X
    - Mac Basics: Time Machine (backups)
    - Identifying iPhone models
    - iOS: About 'Trust This Computer' alert
    - iOS: Configuring advanced network settings in iOS setup assistant
    - How to use iTunes to restore your iOS device to factory settings
    - OS X: About Gatekeeper
    - Mac OS X Snow Leopard and malware detection
    - About the "Are you sure you want to open it?" alert (File Quarantine/Malware Detection)

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