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Apple Display Tips (Flashing LED error codes, 2nd Cinema brightness adjust):
Reply to recent questions in case anyone else didn't know. (Also on mac basics/tips page.)
An older (DVI) Cinema Display owner with problems asked about the Display Power LED blinking. Here's a page (now archived) about Apple LCD display Power light flashes (error codes).

An iMac owner also running a 27in Cinema Display asked if there was a quick/easy way to adjust brightness on the external Cinema display. The Apple keyboard brightness button works on the main display, but try it with the Control key pressed to adjust the secondary display. (I don't have a 2nd display to test this but IIRC it was the Control key instead of Option.)

News/Reviews/Software Updates/Tim Cook Interviews (Charlie Rose):

Recent DIY Articles/Tips/Upgrades/Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY mod/upgrade articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Mac compatible 802.11ac wifi cards/adapters, DIY Mac Pro 6 and 12-core CPU Upgrades, Mac Pro Northbridge Heatsink Retainer Repair, Mac EFI/SMC/SW updates, OS X Tips, Low-Cost CPU Upgrades for early Mac Pros/Xserves and Minis, Mac Mini SSD upgrades, OS X SSD Trim Enablers, DIY Fusion drives and more.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Thursday Sept. 11th, 2014 News
  • Pixelmator 3.2.1 uses OpenGL Core Profile (and some fixes)
  • 4K Video Technologies Driving Growth for Thunderbolt™2 Products
  • LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 New Design with SSD Upgrade Option
  • Two Reviews of LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 external storage
  • A Farewell to the iPod classic
  • Updated Apple Support Articles:
    - iMovie (2013) Tips For iMovie '11 Users
    - How to Reset OS X Sync Services
    - What to Do if your Mac doesn't sleep or wake
    - How to migrate data from another Mac using Mavericks
    - iCloud storage upgrade pricing revised
    - Changes to iCloud storage for current customers
    - OS X Server: How to renew expired push certificates
    - OS X Server: Removal of localhost.plist doesn't renew Kerberos services
    - About Windows 8.1 disabling iCloud updates in Outlook...
    - Boot Camp: Creating an ISO image from a Windows installation DVD
    - Find My iPhone Activation Lock: Removing a device from a previous owner's account
    - Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Install on multiple systems via Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore

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