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Carbon Copy Cloner v5.1.7 Update (release notes)   [= Skip =]
Available via in-app update for CCC 5.x users or full download at
Info from the Carbon Copy Cloner v5.1.7 release notes:
  • CCC will now proactively warn about configurations specific to T2 Macs that will produce non-bootable results, and configurations that will lead to problems with enabling encryption or modifying Startup Security settings.

  • Addressed an issue in which a Mojave-running remote Macintosh would fail (inconsistently) to correctly validate the code signature of CCC's file copier, thus causing backups to the remote Mac to fail.

  • Apple cache files that have been found to degrade task performance are now excluded from backup tasks by default.

  • CCC can now distinguish between a volume that is encrypted vs. a volume that has FileVault enabled. This is a subtle difference that is only apparent on T2-based Macs. CCC will no longer ask for a password for encrypted volumes that are not FileVault protected.

  • The "Shut down if previously off" setting is now allowed on a non-scheduled task as long as that task is part of a scheduled group.

  • Improved compatibility with VeraCrypt volumes.
  • More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including 30 day trial) at
    News, App Updates, Radeon Benchmarks, PR (later added first)   [= Skip =]
    Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 build with Security Update 2018-003
    Dec. 10th dated download page of driver 387. for macOS 10.13.6 build 17G4015.
    (The build number with Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra installed.)
    Nvidia web driver download pages for High Sierra include this install note:
    "Installation Note:
    Because of improvements in macOS security, the Security & Privacy Preferences may open during the installation process. If it does, click "Allow" in order for the NVIDIA Graphics Driver to load, then return to the Installer and click "Restart". "
    The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has a step-by-step install guide.
    (If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.)
    (Bill & George said they got this driver earlier via Nvidia prefs and are using it OK.)

    (As of Monday AM, the download page CUDA link goes to a July update - the current CUDA download page (from Sept. 19th) is CUDA 410.130, but check for CUDA update in Nvidia prefs.)

    Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.12.6 build with Security Update 2018-006
    Dec. 10th dated download page of driver 378.05.05.25f12 for macOS 10.12.6 build 16G1710.
    (The build number with Security Update 2018-006 Sierra installed.)
    (If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.)
    Check Nvidia prefs for CUDA updates. (Above driver download page's CUDA link goes to a version that doesn't list macOS 10.12.x support.)

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    Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
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    macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Security Updates for High Sierra and Sierra released
    - See Details and Downloads for Updates
    Safari 12.0.2, iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, and watchOS 5.1.2 Updates Released
    - See Details and Release Notes/Security Fixes
    Other Apple/products related News, Updates, Op-Ed, Tips, PR (later added first)   [= Skip =]
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    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:
      November 12th to 16th, 2018 News Archive
    • Download Pro Video Formats 2.0.7 (codecs)
    • Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 update (release notes)
    • Final Cut Pro X introduces third-party workflow extensions
    • Compressor 4.4.2 update (release notes)
    • Motion 5.4.2 update (release notes)
    • Mainstage 3.4.1 update (release notes)
    • Safari Technology Preview 70 Release Notes
    • How to Upgrade Memory in 2018 Mac mini (video)
    • More reviews of the 2018 Mac mini
    • Apple updates 15" MacBook Pro with AMD Vega GPU options
    • How to Customize Trackpad Gestures in macOS Mojave
    • Little Snitch 4.2.3 (4 bug fixes)
    • Security Updates for Adobe Photoshop CC and Flash Player
    • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) 16.19 (18110915) Update
    • OWC adds new Thunderbolt 3 Dock model with 14 ports (Space Gray or Silver)
    • $39 USB-C Travel Dock Compatibile with New iPad Pro
    • Civilization VI iOS: Known Issues
    • Chrome 70.0.3538.110 Stable Channel Update
    • Firefox 63.0.3 release notes (bug fixes)
    • When does Firefox alert for breached sites? (mozilla blog)
    • SVS Subwoofer Control iOS App v1.3.43 update
    • Download 05.30.50 Update for 2016 LG OLED TV 55/65 B6P model
    • Nvidia Introduces the Quadro RTX 4000
    • QSAN XCubeNAS XN5004T NAS Review
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - What to do if iTunes doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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