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Apple/product Related News, Updates, Op-Ed, PR:
(July 28th/29th) Apple Support Article Updates:

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

Other News/Updates:
The Audio/HT page has Change Info and Downloads of Firmware Update 1.81 for Yamaha RX-A1050/2050/3050, RX-V1079/2079/3079 A/V Receivers, firmware 1.82 for CX-A5100 pre-pro and Firmware 1.11 for 2016 A/V Receiver models RX-A1060/2060/3060 and RX-V1081/2081/3081. Post includes notes about improvements and fixes, including new DTS Modes in Advanced Setup. DTS Mode 2 fixes a problem with bitstreaming with some older Sony Blu-Ray players and changers. (Includes link to a previous article on that issue.)

There are also firmware updates posted July 28th for some earlier Yamaha Receiver models (Ax000, Ax010, Ax020, Ax030, Ax040, etc and perhaps others) that include Napster/Rhapsody updates required to continue using the service. Although you can use the receiver's network update, I prefer using the download updaters installed via USB flash drive. Update Download pages can be found by going to the Yamaha Support site for your country and searching by your receiver model number. (Here's the USA Yamaha support site downloads page.)
Updates for some models have other fixes included related to using the AV Controller iOS app, blu-ray audio dropout (x040) or network related fixes. (If anyone finds this update helps with the issue of HDMI video dropouts (every 7 seconds or so) with Macs some users had in the past, let me know. I could not replicate that problem.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    July 26th/27th, 2016 News Archive
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver 346.03.15f02 for OS X 10.11.6
  • The Sims 2: Super Collection (Mac) "Modified App" Purchase/Install Error
  • How to Install and Play Mac Games via External Drives (sponsor blog)
  • Tim Cook finally confirms Apple has augmented reality plans (computerworld)
  • Apple's Technological Lag Is Starting to Show (op-ed)
  • How to Revert from iOS 10 Back to iOS 9
  • Firefox for iOS v5.0 (see release notes)
  • Adobe Announces Lightroom for Apple TV
  • Youtube iOS app v11.28 (Bug fixes)
  • Microsoft Pix app (iOS 9 or later)
  • Apple Reports 3rd Quarter Results
  • How Apple Lost TV (op-ed)
  • TextWrangler 5.5 Update
  • Apple Support Article Updates:
    - About backups for iOS devices
    - Get help with iOS update and restore errors
    - How to back up your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
    - About Apple video adapters and cables
    (with a list of compatible macs)

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