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SoftRAID 5.6.1 Update (release notes)
See post for itemized list of fixes and known bugs (related to Sierra).
Apple Remote Desktop Client v3.9.3 Update
Per download page "This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability." Requirements lists OS X 10.10.5 or higher. File Size: 9.3 MB. (Linked page also include FYI about previous how-to article on removing/disabling ARD for those that wish to do that.)
Apple/Products Related News, Updates, Tips, Op-Ed, PR
Little Snitch 4.0 Public Beta 1 (5068) - notes on macOS High Sierra compatibility. Teardown: How to Install Up to 32GB of RAM Into a 2017 21.5inch iMac. Dev News: Beta 4 of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2, Beta 2 of macOS 10.13, Xcode 9, iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11. HITMAN released for macOS (free Demo on Steam). How to Install the New macOS High Sierra Beta. Dev News: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) available. Internal Apple presentation on how to handle leaks gets leaked.
Recent Apple Support/How-To Article Updates
iCloud security and privacy overview. Using 4K displays, 5K displays, and Ultra HD TVs with your Mac. How to use the LG UltraFine 4K Display with your Mac. About MacOS Recovery. How to use Activity Monitor to read system memory and determine how much RAM is being used (OS X 10.8 and earlier). Mail server settings for iCloud email clients (added app specific pw info). Updated Docs on Security fixes in Safari 10.1.1, iOS 10.3.2 and iCloud for Windows 6.2.1.
Other News, Reviews, Software Updates, PR, OT
Sega Free to Play Classic games on Mobile (iOS/Android). AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs and EPYC Analysis. Chrome 59.0.3071.109 stable channel update. Various WiMAX routers contain a authentication bypass vulnerability. Intel Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X/7800X Tested. QNAP TVS-882ST3 Thunderbolt 3 Now Available.
Apple iWork App Updates for Mac and iOS
(Post includes summary of new features for each app update.) Pages v6.2, Numbers v4.2 and Keynote v7.2 for Mac (macOS 10.12 or later). Numbers v3.2, Pages v3.2 and Keynote v3.2 for iOS 10 or later.
OS/Software Updates for 2017 iMacs and 13" MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar
Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update for 2017 iMacs. Download of 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Update 1.0.
WWDC Product Updates - macOS High Sierra, Updated iMac/iMac Pro, More
iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever arrives this December. iMac receives major update featuring more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3 and brighter displays. MacBook and MacBook Pro Updated With Faster Processors. macOS High Sierra delivers advanced technologies for storage, video and graphics. New iPad Pro 10.5" and 12.9" models with advanced display and performance. HomePod reinvents music in the home. iOS 11 brings powerful new features to iPhone and iPad this fall. watchOS 4 brings more intelligence and fitness features to Apple Watch. Apple unveils all-new App Store.
WWDC Videos, Betas, Info on Core ML and ARKit
Watch WWDC session videos. Watch the WWDC 2017 Keynote video. Developer News: Betas of Xcode 9, macOS 10.13, iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11. Build More Intelligent Apps with Core ML. Create Augmented Reality Experiences with ARKit. Get Ready for the All-New App Store.
Another DIY 2009 Mac Pro Dual X5690 CPU Upgrade (and more)
Another report added to page of 2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrades using Dual Xeon Westmere CPUs. (Unofficial MacPro 5,1 bootrom installed for 6-core CPU support.) Latest report includes two 3.46GHz X5690 CPUs, PCIe SSD card (dual 1TB SSDs), PCIe USB 3.0 and 6Gbit SATA 4 port card. (Earlier reports include Install Tips and link to how-to Video on 2009 Mac Pro CPU Upgrade.)
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.15 Update (release notes)
See post for list of improvements and fixes.
D/L Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5 (builds with Security Update 2017-002)
Download pages for Nvidia Graphics Driver updates for the new builds of OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5 after Security Update 2017-002 installed.
D/L Nvidia CUDA 8.0.83 Update (supports new driver for macOS 10.12.5)
Nvidia download/info for new CUDA 8.0.83 update that says "General CUDA driver update to support macOS 10.12 and NVIDIA display driver 378.05.05.15f01" for macOS Sierra. (D/L page lists "Supported MAC OS X 10.12.x and 10.11.x".)
D/L Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.05.05.15f01 for macOS Sierra 10.12.5
Info/Download page for Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.05.05.15f01 for macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73).
Info/Downloads of Sierra 10.12.5 Delta/Combo and Security Updates for 10.11.6/10.10.5
See post for details on changes and links to download pages for 10.12.5 Delta and Combo updaters, downloads of Security Update 2017-002 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite, plus related articles on fixes/changes. (Per apple doc, Safari 10.1.1 is included in these updates.)
macOS Server 5.3.1, iTunes 12.6.1, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2 Updates
macOS Server v5.3.1 (Fix VPP app assignment in Profile Manager). iTunes 12.6.1 (minor app and performance improvements). iOS 10.3.2 release notes. Apple TV 4th gen/tvOS 10.2.1 release notes. watchOS 3.2.2 release notes.
Apple docs on fixes in Safari 10.1.1 and iOS/tvOS updates
About the security content of Safari 10.1.1. About the security content of iOS 10.3.2. About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1. About the security content of watchOS 3.2.2. Digital camera RAW formats supported by iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. About the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows. About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1
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.
Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player, Photoshop CC, Acrobat. Reader, More
See page for links to security update/bulletins with details.
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.)
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.)