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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.18 Update Release Notes
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Full D/L at bombich.com.
( Info from August 16th, 2017 CCC )
v4.1.18 release notes follows:
They also have a blog post on Updating the dynamic linker shared cache is now enabled for High Sierra systems that have at least 4GB of RAM. Apple has addressed the issue that led to a watchdog reboot when running this utility, although it still consumes far too much memory to be practical for systems with less than 4GB of RAM.
Fixed an issue with resetting the password for an encrypted disk image.
A "454 temporary failure" error from an SMTP server is now properly handled.
Fixed an issue in which the SIP-related fileflags for root-level hidden items on the destination were stripped and not replaced.
Fixed a keychain retrieval bug that occurred when the hostname has a backslash character.
Carbon Copy Cloner's 15th Birthday.
Apple/products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR:
Benefits of HEVC, HEIF file formats in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 (sponsor blog)
Mac mini shuts down during sleep (apple forum thread)
(See notes/tips in Feb 2013 post Why iMac/Mac Mini Powers Off after Hours of Sleep - Hibernates/Turns Off. 2012 and later mini, iMac, notebooks. Includes info on PMSET mods.)
F1™ 2017 coming to macOS (via Steam) on August 25th (feral interactive)
Hollywood, Apple Said to Mull Rental Plan, Defying Theaters (bloomberg)
Stalkerware: What It Is, How To Detect It, and How To Remove It (sponsor blog)
System requirements for BioShock Remastered on macOS (feral interactive)
- macOS 10.12.5 or later, 2.4Ghz i5 (or better), 8GB of RAM or more.
- Includes list of supported Macs and graphics cards.
Firefox web browser for iOS v8.2 (iOS 9 or later)
-This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes. (again)
- It also includes much improved support for third-party keyboards.
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 15.37.0 Update (See release notes)
BioShock™ Remastered (1080P) surfaces on macOS August 22nd (feral)
How to Customize Safari Website Preferences in macOS High Sierra (sponsor blog)
3 Insights From Apple Inc.'s Job Boards (mfool)
Tech 101: Automating Your Mac Mail Workflow With Rules (sponsor blog)
Google is paying Apple billions per year to remain on the iPhone, Bernstein says (cnbc)
Vudu Sets Launch Date for Apple TV App - August 22nd (variety)
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Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Other News, Reviews, Updates, PR, OT:
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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:
August 7th to 11th, 2017 News Archive Safari Technology Preview Release 37 release notes
Little Snitch 4.0.2 for OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12, info on 10.13 compatibility
Micromat MachineProfile 1.2.4 (adds support for High Sierra, more)
Pacifist 3.5.13 (adds support for the macOS 10.13 High Sierra installer, more)
Security updates for Adobe Digital Editions, Flash, and Acrobat/Reader
How to Fix and Avoid Most Common Mac Error Messages - Part 2
Op-Ed on Mac sales/growth from Apple 3rd Quarter Results
HDMI Premium Cable Authentication iOS App v5.4.0
Firefox 55.0.1 (and 55.0) release notes
Firefox 52.3.0 ESR release notes
Seagate 64TB NVMe SSD and New Nytro SSDs At FMS
Intel Skylake-X Finalized Specs - 18-Cores, 4.4 GHz Turbo, 165W
Sony UBP-X800/UX80 4K/UHD Player Firmware Update M36.R.0175
Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:
- How to Create a NetBoot, NetInstall, or NetRestore image
- If you see a progress bar when your Mac wakes from sleep
- How to connect with Thunderbolt 3 on your new MacBook Pro
- If your MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) won't wake from sleep
- Use the Mac OS that came with your Mac, or a compatible newer version
- How to turn off Find My iPhone Activation Lock
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