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Nvidia Web Driver Update for macOS 10.13.3 build 17D102 (build w/Supplemental update)
Feb 21st dated download page for macOS Quadro/GeForce Driver 3184.108.40.206.25.158 for High Sierra 10.13.3 build 17D102. (The build number with 10.13.3 Supplemental update installed.)
SoftRAID 5.6.5 Update (info on changes/fixes)
See post for details on SoftRAID 5.6.5 update changes, fixes and important notes on High Sierra.
Info/Downloads of macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update
Update to fix problem with certain character sequences causing apps to crash. Post includes download pages for standard update and iMac Pro version.
iOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.2.6 and watchOS 4.2.3 Updates
Updates to fix problem with certain character sequences causing apps to crash. (tvOS update lists general performance and stability improvements, but also includes character crash fix.) Post has release notes and doc on security fix.
(Stock) Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pros (macOS 10.12.6)
(Added Second report with notes and benchmarks vs GTX 1050 ti 4GB.) Stock Radeon RX 580 8GB card in a Mac Pro running macOS 10.12.6. (Unlike the Radeon R9 280X previously used, the RX 580 isn't a flashed card.)
Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR
Beta 3 of macOS 10.13.4, Xcode 9.3, iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3. Setting Up A Mac Web Server With Apache and MAMP. macOS may lose data on APFS-formatted disk images. How to Switch Between Mac Web Browsers. Issue: Error indicating an Aspyr game will "affect the performance of your Mac". Questions on HDD and SSD Data Retention (with inactivity/power off). Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 16.10.0 Update. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration coming his spring. Teardown of Apple HomePod. How Apple Plans to Root Out Bugs, Revamp iPhone Software. Installing a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition in a 2010 Mac Pro.
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.9 Update (workaround for APFS disk image flaw)
CCC 5.0.9 includes a workaround for a serious flaw they discovered that can lead to data loss when using an APFS-formatted disk image.
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles/Updates
Beta 3 of macOS 10.13.4, Xcode 9.3, iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3. Apple Web Server notifications (security fixes). How to Get your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch ready for service. If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't turn on or is frozen. How to show the battery percentage on your iPhone or iPad. Hide and unhide music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and books. How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How to AirPlay video from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How to Use the LG UltraFine 5K Display with your Mac. How to Use the LG UltraFine 4K Display with your Mac. Get help with video issues on external displays connected to your Mac. Get help using iCloud Mail. How to reset NVRAM on your Mac. Mac startup key combinations.
Other News, Reviews, Updates, OT
Intel SSD DC P4510 SSD Review: Virtual RAID On CPU (VROC) Scalability. Intel Introduces New P4510 Series SSD, up to 8TB. New Ways to Exploit Meltdown, Specture Vulnerabilities Found. Samsung M.2 860 EVO 2TB SSD Review. Chrome 64.0.3282.167 stable channel update. Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader. 37.5in HP Z38c 21:9 Curved Display Review (3840x1600/60Hz). Marrying Vega and Zen: The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review. Real Life OLED Burn In Test on 6 TVs (2017 models).
Apple HomePod Support Articles (Setup, Tips, Troubleshooting, etc)
How to Set up and use HomePod. How to Use the touch controls on HomePod. How to use Touch Accommodations on HomePod. How to Update HomePod. How to Reset HomePod. Troubleshooting a HomePod that isn't responding. How to change settings for HomePod. How to Use Personal Requests on HomePod. How to use HomePod as a speakerphone. Using VoiceOver on HomePod. How to use Siri to play music or podcasts on your HomePod. How to do more with Siri on HomePod. How to control your home with Siri. How to use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. How to automate and remotely access your HomeKit accessories.
Unigine Benchmarks with Nvidia macOS 10.12.6 (16G1212) driver and GTX-1050 Ti
Bill sent OpenGL Unigine Valley and Heaven benchmark scores using the Nvidia web driver for macOS 10.12.6 (16G1212) with a GTX-1050 Ti card in his Hackintosh. (Includes a list of his system hardware, CPU, etc.)
Nvidia CUDA 387.128 and Driver Updates for macOS 10.13.3 (17D47), 10.12.6 (16G1212), 10.11.6 (15G19009)
See page for info/downloads of new CUDA 387.128, and Nvidia web graphics driver updates for macOS 10.13.3 (17D47) and new builds of macOS 10.12.6 (16G1212) and 10.11.6 (15G19009) after installing Security Update 2018-001.)
Reader Report: Radeon R9 280X in 2008/2012 Mac Pros (macOS 10.12.6)
John sent notes and benchmarks from a (flashed) Radeon R9 280X in his Mac Pro 5,1 (dual 3.46GHz) running macOS 10.12.6 with LG 32UD59-B 4K 32in Display. Also used in his 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 running 10.12.6. (He's now ordered a Radeon RX 580 8GB for the Mac Pro 5,1.)
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Mac Upgrades and Repairs
Driver and OS Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, and Tips you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/Software updates and Troubleshooting, to Hardware upgrades and repairs.)