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Current News: Last Updated 10/12/2018 2PM (CCC 5.1.6, Apple Docs)

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Carbon Copy Cloner v5.1.6 Update (release notes) [= Details =]
(General Info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5, including 30 day trial at bombich.com.)
 
Tip for macOS Mojave users with "No Wi-Fi Hardware Installed" problem
Saw several users with this problem say this post regarding /etc/sysctl.conf file solved it. (Not running 10.14 personally but posts in several threads replied this helped, as well as with other issues like sluggish UI.)
 
DisplayLink USB Software Updates for Macs (v5.0.1, v4.3.1, v3.1.1)
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software releases page now has an Oct. 10th dated v5.0.1 for macOS Mojave. (In late Sept. they posted about a problem with v5.0 driver with 2018 MacBooks, referring to use of v4.3 beta 6 driver.)
Also Oct. 9th dated v4.3.1 for High Sierra/Sierra/El Capitan and v3.1.1 for OS X Yosemite (10.10.x).
 
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Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)
(Long list of articles last week.)
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

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Other News, Updates, Reviews, Tips, OT: (later added first)
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of 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.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    October 1st to 5th, 2018 News Archive
  • More Reports on Mojave installs from Mac Pro/Radeon RX 580 owners
  • Firefox 62.0.3, ESR 60.2.2 have fixes for MacOS Mojave and Security
  • Mojave forum threads on "com.apple.fonts" alert popup (apparent keylogger)
  • Mojave forum threads on Mac App store problems (includes tips)
  • Posts on Time Machine Backups Failing after macOS 10.14 update
  • Late 2012 iMac 27in w/3TB Drive can't install Mojave if Boot Camp present
  • Some 10.14 users say Blank DVDs and Blank CDs Not Showing on Desktop
  • Tip for EyeTV app crashing in macOS Mojave
  • Article says Apple's Proprietary Software locks out non-Apple Repairs on New MBPros
  • Apple, Amazon dispute comments in Bloomberg article on hardware compromised servers
  • Aspyr support blog on game problems after upgrading to iOS 12
  • Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader (again)
  • Thread on Safari 12 and Plugins (for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu playback)
  • Guide to the New Mojave Security and Privacy Protections
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to use Business Chat
    - How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery
    - If you can't connect to the App Store, iTunes Store, or Apple Books
    - How to create a NetBoot, NetInstall, or NetRestore image (now Archived)
    - How to Back up and restore your iTunes Library
    - Read books and more with Apple Books
    - Learn which size SIM card your iPhone or iPad uses
    - How to remove or switch the SIM card in your iPhone or iPad
    - Tip for Cellular Update failure that's not in the Apple article below.
    - If you see Cellular Update Failed or Apple Pay Not Available after iOS update or restart.

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