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iTunes 12.4.1 Release Notes and Download:
Available via software update or full download here. (See system requirements on linked page, varies by feature.) Here's info from the iTunes 12.4.1 release notes

This update addresses a number of problems where iTunes doesn't work as expected with VoiceOver. It also restores the option to Reset Plays and fixes the following issues:

  • Up Next may have unexpectedly played songs added together in the incorrect order.
  • iTunes was prevented from crossfading between songs.

    This update addresses a number of problems where iTunes doesn't work as expected with screen readers."
    (also fixes the above Up Next and crossfading items)

  • (The windows version of iTunes 12.4 includes an installer related security fix.)

    Apple posts Support Article on Early 2015 Retina 13in MacBook Pro Freezing:
    (from the support doc)

    "If Early 2015 Retina 13" MacBook Pro becomes unresponsive when a web browser is running
    Install the latest updates for OS X and the Adobe Flash Player web plug-in.

    If your MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) stops responding when Safari or another web browser is running, make sure that your software is up to date:

    1. Use the Mac App Store to find and install any updates for OS X and other software.

    2. If you're using the Adobe Flash Player web plug-in, make sure that you have the latest version. Contact Adobe if you need help downloading, installing, or using Adobe Flash Player."

    Personally I'd avoid Flash if at all possible.

    Apple/products related News, Updates, Reviews, Tips, Op-Ed, PR:
    Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

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

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      May 30th-31st, 2016 News Archive
    • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.11.5 (2nd update)
    • MacCheck 1.0.2 Released (free diagnostics utility for OS X 10.6.8 or later)
    • XCOM® 2 Alien Hunters DLC for Mac and Linux
    • 6 Easy DIY Ways to Speed Up Your Mac
    • 6 Apple Photos tips
    • Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:
      - About Mac notebook batteries
      - Apple Diagnostics: Reference codes
      - Use AirPlay to display video from a Mac on an HDTV
      - Get help with Personal Hotspot in iOS
      - Get help with iOS update and restore errors
      - Troubleshooting problems restoring from an iCloud backup
      - Troubleshooting can't update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
      - How to Use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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