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Apple/products related News/Software Updates/Tips:
  • Safari updates for OS X 10.10.3, 10.9.5, 10.8.5 available via Software Update.
    Ref: About the security content of Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6
    (Check Safari forum for feedback/tips. Updates sometimes break addons/extensions.)

  • BioShock 2 (OS X 10.9.5 or later) v1.2 (mac app store link)
    • Fixes a number of minor issues
    • Adds support for Retina displays.
    • Fixes stability issues experienced by some users when transitioning between areas.
    • Disables multiplayer due to GameRanger not being compatible with latest OS X versions.

  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.2 (bugfix, see release notes)
  • Grim Fandango Remastered (iOS 8) (app store link)

  • iMac hard drive failed and need to remove a Disc in DVD drive (user question)
    Suggestions if no (bootable) External Drive is on hand:

    1) Try using a direct connected wired USB mouse and power up with the mouse button held down. (If using 2 button mouse, hold left button down.)

    2) Otherwise carefully check for an eject hole at the very edge of the optical drive slot. (Not visible due to foam strips in disc slot used to keep dust out.) YMMV but some slotted drives have this feature for manual eject using a paperclip, etc.

    3) Never tried this with a failed boot HD in target mac, but another option is to try FireWire target disk mode with another Mac to see if the disc mounts. (Assuming it's an SATA drive. If an older PATA iMac, only master drive mounts.)

(May 6th-8th) Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

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

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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.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    May 5th, 2015 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.1 (4.1.2 released next day)
  • Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.04 (OS X Yosemite)
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Gets Winter 2015 Update
  • New CBS Sports, USA Now Channels Added to Apple TV
  • Apple TV Content Provider Contant listing updated
  • New/Updated Apple How-To/Troubleshooting Articles: (partial list)
    - How to setup and configure a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    - How to setup and configuring an extended wireless network (802.11n)
    - How to setup and use Back to My Mac
    - How to connect an Early 2015 MacBook to Ethernet
    - How to move your files to a new (2015) MacBook
    - How to connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac using Continuity
    - Troubleshooting Mac App Store stops responding when you try to install iMovie
    - Troubleshooting wireless mouse and keyboard issues
    - Troubleshooting None of the keys on the keyboard work
    - Troubleshooting Early 2015 MacBook won't recognize startup key combinations
    - iMac (27-inch, Late 2012 and later): Guide to Installing or replacing memory
    - How to Add Photos images to an iMovie project
    - Pages: Unable to select certain objects on a page
    - If a watermark doesn't appear in a transcoded file (Compressor 4.2)
    - If photos or video files are missing or checkered in a Motion project
    - If text converted to 3D doesn't appear as expected (FCP X 10.2 or Motion 5.2)
    - Adjusting message size limits for the Mail service in OS X Server
    - Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) 2015 Frequently Asked Questions
    - Solve issues between iTunes and third-party security software
    - Troubleshooting iTunes repeated prompts to authorize your computer

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