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Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR
How to Troubleshoot a Slow Mac. How I saved more than $6,000 on Apple Gear this Year. How to Clear Cache and Temp Files from Mac OS. "Today at Apple" bringing new experiences to every Apple Store. Developer News: Beta 4 of Sierra 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2. Review of 80TB LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3. Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%.
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
How to Leave Family Sharing. How to Share purchased content with Family Sharing. How to Request and make purchases with Ask to Buy. Learn about simplified data entry in Numbers for iOS. If iCloud Backup couldn't be completed or you can't restore. List of Startup key combinations for Macs. Identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning connector accessories. About iCloud Photo Sharing. How to Share your Internet connection with Personal Hotspot. Get help with Personal Hotspot on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. About the SD and SDXC card slot on your Mac.
Other News, Reviews, Updates, PR, OT
Sony 65Z9D UHD TV Review. Time's article on Nintendo 2DS X. WD Starts Shipments of HGST Ultrastar He12 12TB HDDs Bose Headphone Privacy: The Lawsuit and the Rebuttal. AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris). Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X (375GB, PCIe card) Review. Intel Optane Memory (32GB SSD) Reviews. Security Update Hotfixes for ColdFusion.
Reader Feedback on Nvidia 378.05.05.05f02 driver with GTX-1050 Ti card
Reader feedback and 'Valley' benchmark score from his hackintosh with (pascal) GTX-1050 Ti OC card. (He also notes the f02 driver worked with 'Night Shift' in 10.12.4 - the f01 driver didn't.)
D/L Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.05.05.05f02 for macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Info/Download page for Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.05.05.05f02 for macOS SIerra 10.12.4 (16E195). 3rd update for this build.
Final Cut Pro X 10.3.3, Compressor 4.3.2, Motion 5.3.2, iMovie 10.1.5 Updates
See post for info/release notes and app store links for these updates for macOS/OS X. (iMovie is now free.) Page also has FYI on Pandora iOS app update with security fix.
Nvidia CUDA 8.0.81 Update (supports new driver for macOS 10.12.4)
Nvidia download/info for new CUDA 8.0.81 update that says "General CUDA driver update to support macOS 10.12 and NVIDIA display driver 378.05.05.05f01" for macOS Sierra. (D/L page lists "Supported MAC OS X 10.12.x and 10.11.x".)
Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player, Photoshop CC, Acrobat. Reader, More
See page for links to security update/bulletins with details.
D/L Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for OS X 10.11.6, 10.10.5 (biuilds with Security Update 2017-001)
Download pages for Nvidia Graphics Driver updates for the new builds of OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5 after Security Update 2017-001 installed..
Info/Downloads of Sierra 10.12.4 Delta/Combo and Security Updates for 10.11.6/10.10.5
See post for details on changes and links to download pages for 10.12.4 Delta and Combo updaters and Security update 2017-001 for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. (Safari 10.1 also released for these OS versions.)
Apple macOS Server 5.3, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, iWork App Updates, More
macOS Server v5.3 (for macOS 10.12.4.). Apple TV 4th gen/tvOS 10.2 update release notes. iOS 10.3 release notes. Pages for Mac v6.1, Numbers for Mac v4.1, Keynote for Mac v7.1. Pages for iOS v3.1, Numbers for iOS v3.1, Keynote for iOS v3.1. (See page for list of changes/new features in above updates.) Apple posts Download for Windows Migration Assistant v22.214.171.124.
Apple Support Articles Related to OS and App Updates
About the security content of Safari 10.1. About the security content of macOS Server 5.3. About tethered caching. How to use the object list to manage objects on Keynote slides. How to add current stock quotes and currency exchange rates in to your spreadsheets in Numbers. Automatically renew certificates delivered via a configuration profile. About the security content of iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2. About the security content of Pages 6.1, Numbers 4.1, and Keynote 7.1 for Mac and Pages 3.1, Numbers 3.1, and Keynote 3.1 for iOS. Digital camera RAW formats supported by iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.
Apple Remote Desktop v3.9, Logic Pro X v10.3.1 Updates
See post for info on changes/fixes. (Updated to include link to doc on critical security fix in ARD 3.9.) Includes D/L page for ARD 3.9 Client. (Also has link for How-To article on removing/disabling apple remote desktop, now archived.)
Tip/Workaround If Can't Boot from External Drives after Sierra 10.12.2 update
See post for info about the update disabling loading external device's Option rom firmware and a workaround. (Includes terminal command for early 2015 and older macs to restore function with needing special keypresses at every boot.)
Notes/Tips on Repeated HDMI Video Blackouts with Mac Mini and Yamaha Receivers
(Updated again Jan 11th.) Notes on several reports of repeated HDMI blackouts from some mac mini owners using Yamaha receivers (2040/3040 or 3050). Includes some suggestions/tips and questions about OS X and Receiver settings. (Updated with more notes on these receivers including HDCP info from the user manuals that conflicts with some comments.) I could not reproduce this problem with my 2012 Mini, using either my older (2010) RX-A2000 or a 2015 RX-A3050 Yamaha AVR. Also includes notes/sources for HDMI EDID emulators and another thread with 2011 mac mini owner posts about HDMI problems with some Denon and Marantz receivers. (Like the other posts however, few details on their OS X or AVR settings/setup.)
Another Reminder to Check 2009 Mac Pro Northbridge Heat Sink Retainers
Another report of 2009 Mac Pro problems due to failure of the plastic retainers. (A repair shop had originally said it needed a new CPU board.)
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Mac Upgrades and Repairs
Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/Software updates and Troubleshooting, to Hardware upgrades and repairs.)