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Reader's Unigine Benchmarks with Nvidia macOS 10.12.6 driver and GTX-1050 Ti card
  - See Details and Screenshots of FPS scores, resolution used and system specs.
Carbon Copy Cloner 5 Pre-Release Beta Test Available  
Saw the CCC blog post on Aug 2nd, although it's dated 7/31. Here's some of the new features.
  • APFS and High Sierra Support

  • Task Groups that have both organizational and runtime behaviors

  • Smarter SafetyNet (If a backup task runs out of space on the destination, CCC 5 will revisit the pruning of the SafetyNet folder, then resume copying.)

  • Guided Restore - If you boot your Mac from a CCC backup, CCC 5 will open and offer to help you with a guided restore.

  • New scheduling options

  • New interface for defining task filters

  • Simplified Remote Mac setup

  • Task History Trends

  • Other frequently-requested goodies
Linked page includes info on upgrading to CCC5, CCC5 System Requirements, Release Notes and link to download a pre-release version of CCC 5. More details in What's new in CCC 5.
Update: On August 24th, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0 (non-beta) was released.
Apple/products related News, Tips, Software Updates, PR:  

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OWC's Clearance/Garage Sale has parts, upgrades and more.
Large selection of upgradeable Refurbished Mac Pro towers

Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:

Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

Other News, Reviews, Updates, PR:

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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:
    July 24th-28th, 2017 News Archive
  • Little Snitch 4.0.1 Update (w/notes on High Sierra compatibility)
  • Apple Download of Pages EndNote Plug-in v3.1
  • Apple discontinuing the iPod Nano and Shuffle
  • 5 Tips To Recover Some Mac Storage Space
  • About Deleted, Archived Emails, & Custom Mailboxes in Mac Mail
  • Freeware VM VirtualBox 5.1.26 Update
  • Chrome 60.0.3112.78 stable channel update
  • Adobe Blog post on plans to end-of-life Flash
  • USB 3.2 Spec to Double Data Rates using Current Cables
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    - Guide on how to reinstall macOS
    - About Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters
    - How to use AirPlay to display video from a Mac on your HDTV
    - Using 4K displays, 5K displays, and Ultra HD TVs with your Mac
    - How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac.
    - Solve issues caused by changing permissions of items in your home folder
    - Use Continuity to connect a Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
    - What to do if iTunes doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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