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Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.2 (Info/Download)
(Download page linked. No specific macs listed, so assume any w/ThunderBolt)
"About Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.2
This update provides stability fixes for Thunderbolt and Target Disk Mode.

When your computer restarts a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update.

Do not disturb or shut off the power on your computer during this update. Note: Your computer must be plugged into AC power for the update to install.

System Requirements:
OS X Lion 10.8.3 and later"

If you see any improvements or it fixes a problem you've had (or not), let me know . Thanks.
FYI: Friday's news page has Tips for Install problems and Unrecognized Devices after the Thunderbolt Firmware Update.

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Wednesday May 8th, 2013 News Archive
  • Apple TV Tip for "Air Play Speakers not available.... being used by someone else"
  • Pixelmator 2.2: legitimate Photoshop replacement that costs $15
  • Newer Tech adds Optical Drive Choices To miniStack MAX (sponsor blog)
  • Apple's Customer Data-Privacy Rules Struck Down by German Court
  • Fission (audio editor) v2.1.3 (see chg notes)
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.4 Update
  • (Late) First look: new Apple iMac 27in
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - OS X: About kernel panics
    - LED Cinema Display (27-inch): Intermittent loss of audio
    - MacBook Pro: Frequently asked questions about using a Retina display
    - Desktop computers: Troubleshooting wireless keyboard/mouse issues in OS X v10.5
    - OS X Lion: Installer reports "This disk cannot be used to start up your computer"
    - Resolving duplicate calendars after setting up your calendar app for iCloud Calendar
    - iTunes reports that "iTunes cannot recognize this iPod at this time"
    - iCloud: Managing your iCloud storage
    - Time Capsule: "Connection Failed" message appears (archived)
    - AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule: External USB drive becomes inaccessible (archived)
    - Using AirPort Utility 5.3.1 or later to make copy of Time Capsule disk (archived)
    - Can't connect to AirPort Extreme/Time Capsule shared storage from Windows (archived)
  • Other News/Reviews/Tech/OT:
    - Seagate 600 / 600 Pro SSD Review
    - BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
    - Pagers Costing Hospitals Billions
    - Prenda Law Is The Tip of the Iceberg
    - Has Big Data Made Anonymity Impossible?
    - Why Disney Licensed Star Wars to Electronic Arts
    - World of Warcraft Loses 1.3M Subscribers in Q1
    - Review: The Great Escape (Blu-ray)

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