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Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac card with OS X Yosemite (2008 Mac Pro)
Updated our page of Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac WiFi adapters with a 2008 Mac Pro owner's follow-up on an Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac PCIe card with OS X Yosemite. (Thanks Stefan.)
Apple/related News/Reviews/Tips/PR:

  • Sponsor blog posts on Testing for Improved Bluetooth Shielding in 2014 Mac mini
    and 32GB RAM confirmed as maximum for 27in iMac with 5K Retina Display.

  • OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems - can you help us solve them? (Sophos)

  • Apple forum thread on Mail not working in OS X Yosemite (see note on turning off 'Automatically detect and maintain account settings') Other threads also on Mail problems but not sure how common they are. (I'm not using Yosemite.)

  • Engadget posted an iMac with Retina display review, giving the display high marks.

  • iPad Air 2: Biggest Weakness (multitasking) (informationweek)

  • ElGato EyeTV 3.6.6 (7321) download at (Should also appear using in-app update check.) Said to add OS X Yosemite compatibility.

  • Prosoft's press release on Data Rescue 4.1 notes "includes a proprietary new BootWell™ technology that can boot and recover files from Macs running OS X 10.7.5 or newer".
  • New/Updated Apple Support Articles: (Oct. 22nd)

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

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Tuesday, Oct. 21st News
    • Reports and Tips on Yosemite Upgrades (2008 Mac Pro, MacBook Pros 2012/2011)
    • Info/Notes on Nvidia CUDA Drivers Problems in OS X Yosemite
    • Teardowns of Late 2014 Mac mini and 27in iMac with Retina Display
    • Prosoft Data Rescue 4.1 with new BootWell™ technology
    • Aspyr FAQ and PR on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac
    • Total War™: SHOGUN 2 Fall of the Samurai coming to Mac
    • Rare 1976 Apple 1 goes to Auction (reportedly sold for over $900K)
    • New/Updated Apple Support Articles:
      - Apple update on security
      - Apple Web Server notifications
      - Mac OS X versions (builds) for computers
      - Macs: Progress bar appears after waking from sleep
      - Mac notebooks Key placement and functions
      - How to identify Mac mini models (adds late 2014)
      - Mac mini: How to remove or install memory (notes 2014 model not upgradeable)

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