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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
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.
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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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