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Aspyr Warns pre-OS X 10.8 users about Game Updates breaking support:
Aspyr's gameagent blog has a post on Civilization V, Other Games to Require OS X 10.8+ Moving Forward and their support site has important notes on updates coming soon that break support for pre-10.8 OS's. (Civilization V and all associated DLC, Borderlands 2 and all associated DLC, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum updates coming soon. Civ V update set for June 8th.)
   The support page includes tips for those not wanting to or not able to update their OS X version with separate notes to Steam users about auto-updates.
Apple Voluntary Recall of Beats Pill XL Speakers:
Apple posted a press release on their Voluntary Recall of All Beats Pill XL Speakers due to potential Battery overheating that could pose a risk of fire. Details and instructions for owners are at Apple's Beats Pill XL Speaker Recall Program page.
(June 3rd) Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

Topic-based page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.

Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Repair, Upgrade articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software updates, troubleshooting to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    June 2nd, 2015 News Archive
  • Intel blog with details on Thunderbolt 3 that uses USB-C connectors.
  • Apple WWDC 2015 Live Stream on June 8 at 10 a.m. PDT
  • Elgato Eve family of Homekit-enabled accessories
  • XCOM 2 coming to Mac and Linux
  • Apple How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates: (partial list)
    - About Time Machine local snapshots
    - OS X versions and builds included with Macs
    - If you lost or forgot your firmware password
    - OS X Server: How to renew expired push certificates
    - If Xsan volume doesn't start after enabling native extended attributes
    - Using the Apple Wireless Keyboard with an Apple TV
    - Listing of Apple TV content providers contact info
    - My Photo Stream FAQ
    - My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing limits
    - Restore your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup
    - If restoring from an iTunes or iCloud backup requires a newer version of iOS
    - If you get an error when trying to activate iMessage or FaceTime
    - Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit
    - Set up and use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    - If your Apple Watch displays a red exclamation point
    - If your Health data doesn't update on your iPhone or iPod touch
    - If Safari displays a blank page or quits on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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