iTunes 12.0.1 Update (Troubleshooting/Tips):
Software Update notes "Includes many design and performance improvements... Designed for OS X Yosemite..." More info at iTunes 12.0.1 page. D/L at apple.com/itunes/download/.
Requirements now show OS X 10.7.5 or later, not OS X 10.6.8. (Based on past history might be worth a wait if you can. And checking the iTunes forum for feedback.) Update: Some users posted they were unable to launch iTunes 12 from the dock icon (but could from pkg contents), and some noted getting version "188.8.131.52" from software update. For both cases, suggest reinstalling from the above Download (complete installer). That helped a couple users with problems but may not for all. If you're using any 3rd party plugins, remove those if troubleshooting.)
With OS X Yosemite released, it appears OS X Lion may lose security update support. (And Yosemite has many patches that are not available for earlier versions.)
The download pages refer to Apple's guide on How to verify the authenticity of manually downloaded Apple Software Updates. (Although installer listed size (unpacked) as 11.7MB, the D/L installer's window showed "This will take 1.39 GB of space..." Typo I've seen before IIRC.)
The article About Security Update 2014-005 notes Secure Transport update to address CVE-2014-3566/SSL 3.0 issue. Also noticed updated Certs. (Other Apple update/security docs in listing below.)
This update includes the previous Apple Bash 1.0 update (same Bash version). No OpenSSL update, still 0.9.8za that was included with OS X 10.9.5. (Oct. 15th's OpenSSL v0.9.8zc update has 4 fixes including 'Poodle'.) A 'Poodle' test w/Safari 7.1 after 2014-005 update still showed vulnerable. (Fixes/mods are available for other browsers (Firefox/Chrome) as noted earlier.)
(Later notes on Security Update 2014-005 from InfoSec said Apple didn't turn off SSLv3, but restricted it to non-CBC ciphers, limiting its exposure to attacks like POODLE and BEAST. And confirmed what I saw regarding updated trusted certificates. (See docs below for updated list for Yosemite and Mavericks.) Also noted 802.1x no longer supports LEAP by default and fixed a code execution vulnerability in CUPS. Ref: CVE-2014-3537.)
New Mac mini lost the legacy FW800 port but added a second Thunderbolt port (now v2). No Quad-Core CPU options and some questions about RAM upgrades (hopefully not soldered in like the base iMac) and drive bays/DIY upgrades.
Update: A tweet on (late 2014) mac mini ram/storage:
"Confirmed: RAM in the new Mac mini is not user accessible. Hard drive can be replaced/upgraded, though not keeping warranty."
He later clarified that RAM was soldered in. (The "not user accessible" comment had everyone wondering if it meant requiring disassembly of the mini.)
Turns out the bottom cover of the 2014 Mini has tiny torx security screws.
Apple also confirms Late 2014 Mac Mini ram is not upgradeable in these new/revised support articles:
BTW: I think demand for Late 2012 Quad-Core Mini's will rise now (and prices too as stock sells out). A check Friday (10/17/2014), showed Apple had sold out of Late 2012 Mac Mini Refurbs. (FYI: As of 10/21/2014 check, I saw stock of Late 2012 Mac Mini 2.3GHz Quad-Core i7, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD (MD388LL/A) at Bestbuy.com ($749.99). But price/stock may not be valid by the time you read this. Removed note on AZ after seller's price jumped to over $1K.)
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