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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.12, 4.1.11 Updates (List of Fixes):
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Full D/L at http://bombich.com.
Version 4.1.12 released shortly after v4.1.11. Here's the fix in CCC 4.1.12
  • Fixed a minor issue in which the "Elapsed time" value reported in user notifications was incorrect.

(Info from Dec 6th CCC v4.1.11 release notes follows:)

  • Implemented a workaround for a macOS bug in which IOKit retains copies of virtual device objects for some hard drive enclosures when the devices are physically detached from the system. The presence of that remnant leads IOKit to create a new, duplicate device when the hard drive enclosure is reattached to the system. The presence of the duplicate device is usally harmless, but it would lead to errors from CCC backup tasks about duplicate devices having the same unique identifier. This problem appears to be specific to some Western Digital enclosures and occurs primarily on macOS Sierra, though we have seen one report on OS X 10.11.6.

  • Fixed a cosmetic issue in which the "time elapsed" value noted in CCC's Task Plan was errantly longer than the actual elapsed time.

  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would fail to validate a NAS volume at the beginning of a backup task if the NAS credentials username contains an "@" character.

  • macOS Sierra's Finder obstinately refuses to remove system items protected with System Integrity Protection flags even when those items reside on an external volume (and are thus not actually protected). This version of CCC adds a "Delete a SafetyNet Folder" option to CCC's Help menu to help people that want to manually remove items from CCC's SafetyNet folder. Please note that CCC's automated pruning of the SafetyNet folder is unaffected by this Finder-specific matter. CCC will continue to automatically manage the SafetyNet without any additional effort on your part. This new feature is entirely for people that want to manually remove system file-containing folders from the SafetyNet.

  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would ask for authentication credentials for a NAS volume (e.g. when selecting it as a source or destination) despite that CCC already had the credentials for another sharepoint on the same NAS device.

  • Addressed an edge-case scenario in which CCC would report that it was unable to locate the source or destination root folder on a NAS volume when that NAS volume had been mounted by the logged-in user (vs. mounted by CCC at the beginning of the task).

  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would report that it lacked a password for the email notifications account if the username for that account contained a "/" character.
Apple/products related News, Updates, Tips, PR
  • Little Snitch 3.7.1 (4722) for OS X 10.10 or later
    - Further improved compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra.
    - Fixed crashing issue in Known Networks window of Little Snitch Configuration.
    - Fixed an incompatibility with VirtualBox that could result in a kernel panic.
    - Improved factory rules.
    - When a connection attempt is allowed or denied automatically (according to Preferences > Alert > Confirm connection alert automatically) a user notification is now shown. This allows you to review those automatically handled attempts later in Notification Center. By default, these notifications disappear after a few seconds. If you want them to stay on screen, open System Preferences > Notifications and change the alert style for Little Snitch Agent from "Banners" to "Alerts".

  • Apple unveils Best of 2016 across apps, music, movies and more (apple)

  • Understanding and Troubleshooting Kernel Panics in macOS (sponsor blog)

  • Recent articles on reported Battery Problems with Late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (at fortune, zdnet), from posts in Apple's forums like this one from Nov. 20th (now 8 pages long as of Dec. 5th) - 2016 macbook pro 15" with touch bar poor battery life.
    (Also saw 2 reports of not charging and unable to startup after battery drained)

  • Yamaha MusicCast Controller (US) iOS app v2.10 (iOS 9 or later)
    - Added TIPS how to use MusicCast
    - Support iOS10 (upgraded response of browsing and widget design)
    - Overall stability has been improved, and new functions are now available
(Dec. 5th to 9th) Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

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

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    December 1st-2nd, 2016 News Archive
  • Micromat ATOMIC 1.0.2 Update (Memory tester for OS X 10.9 or later)
  • New Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini (RAID) with USB 3.1 Gen 2 (pr)
  • A Guide to Troubleshooting Mac Sleep Issues
  • Update for LG 55/65 OLED B6 UHD TV (fix HDCP problem with PS4 Pro)
  • Update for LG OLED C6/E6/G6 UHD TVs (add HDR Game Mode/Lower Lag)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - Get help with Logic Pro X (includes troubleshooting tips)
    - About AirPrint (with AirPrint servers and compatible printers)
    - How to use Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp
    - Apple Vintage and obsolete products listing updated
    - See how apps affect Mac performance, battery runtime, temperature, and fan activity

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