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Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.2 build 17C89
If you have macOS 10.13.2 build 17C89 (from Combo Update), there's a new web driver v378.10.10.10.25.103. (Still not seen a download page for it yet as of Dec. 22nd.)
To check your macOS build number, select Apple menu -> "About this Mac", and click on the macOS version number.
(This driver was posted after the CUDA 387.99 release (below), but saw a post it worked with .103.)
 
Nvidia CUDA 387.99 (supports macOS 10.13.2 - see graphics driver notes)
(Posted before new .103 graphics driver for macOS 10.13.2 build 17C89.)
Info from the Dec. 8th dated Nvidia download page for Nvidia CUDA 387.99:
" NVIDIA CUDA 387.99 for macOS release
Release Date: 2017.12.08
Language: English (U.S.)
File Size: 35.5 MB

New Release 387.99

  • CUDA driver update to support CUDA Toolkit 9.0, macOS 10.13.2 and NVIDIA display driver 378.10.10.10.25.102
    (.102 driver is for build 17C88, before later .103 driver for build 17C89.)
  • macOS CUDA driver version format change
    - The macOS CUDA driver version now uses the format xxx.xx compare to x.x.x to be consistent with our Linux and Windows driver version namin convention.
Supported macOS - 10.13.x

An alternative method to download the latest CUDA driver is within macOS environment. Access the latest driver through System Preferences > Other > CUDA. Click 'Install CUDA Update'. Supports all NVIDIA products available on Mac HW. "

Note: this driver does not support the older generation GPUs with compute capability 1.x. To find out the compute capability of your GPU, consult the following links:
iMac Pro product page "Available 12/14" (Apple) https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUDA."

Here's a direct download link for CUDA 387.99. I later saw a post that the .103 driver (for 10.13.2 build 17C89) was supported by CUDA 387.99. (The previous CUDA 9.x versions were reported to work in macOS 10.12.6, despite not listing it on the download page. Curious if this version does as well, but not able to test that personally.)
 
Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for macOS 10.13.2 (Build 17C88)
(If you have the later build 17C89, see above.)
Dec. 7th dated Nvidia download page for driver v378.10.10.10.25.102 for macOS 10.13.2 (17C88).
(If you can't select page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a v378.10.10.10.25.102 D/L link.)

FYI: A reader (Keith) said he updated to macOS 10.13.2 using the Combo Update (Combo Updater download is linked in yesterday's news below) and it was build 17C89, not 17C88. Therefore the above driver for 17C88 didn't work. (Readers Steve B. and Ken also replied to confirm Combo Update was 17C89. Apple's developer post for 10.13.2 initial release shows 17C88 build number.)
Keith later sent a workaround terminal script (SystemVersion.plist mod), but Nvidia has posted an updated v378.10.10.10.25.103 driver for 17C89. (Nvidia posted updates for 10.13.2, 10.12.6 and 10.11.6 within 24hrs, which surprised me.) Curious what's different in build 17C89. Apple also quickly pushed a later build (17B1003 vs 17B1002) of 10.13.1 w/Security Update 2017-001.
 

Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.12.6 (Build 16G1114)
Dec. 7th dated Nvidia download page for driver v378.05.05.25f04 for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1114) - the new build with Security Update 2017-002 Sierra installed. (If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a v378.05.05.25f04 D/L link)

As of post time, the CUDA link on the download page goes to the current CUDA version, which doesn't list macOS 10.12.x support, but a reader report on Nov. 1st said he used it with the previous build of macOS 10.12.6 and nvidia web driver. (Unknown if new CUDA 387.99 works in Sierra, as its download page also only lists macOS 10.13.x support.)
 

Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.11.6 (Build 15G18013)
Dec. 7th dated Nvidia download page for driver v346.03.15f11 for OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G18013) - the build with Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan installed. (If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a v346.03.15f11 D/L link)

The driver page mentions an old CUDA v7.5.29, but link goes to the current version, which doesn't list OS X 10.11.x support. If you already have CUDA installed, check the prefs for an update. (The last CUDA version that listed OS X 10.11.x support on the download page was CUDA 8.0.90, but the D/L page listing isn't always accurate.)
 

macOS 10.13.2, Safari 11.0.2 and Security Updates for Sierra & El Capitan
Available via software update, and download pages for the updates below.
Here's info on the macOS 10.13.2 update from the (delta) download page:
"The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

  • Improves compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices
  • Improves VoiceOver navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview
  • Improves compatibility of Braille displays with Mail
This update is recommended for all Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. For all other systems running macOS High Sierra, please install 10.13.2 via Mac App Store Software Updates."
See below for docs about security fixes in 10.13.2, security updates for Sierra/El Capitan and Safari 11.0.2.

Download pages for the updates:

Safari 11.0.2 available via software update for OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and macOS High Sierra.

Related Apple Articles:

(Apple used to include Safari fixes in OS updates, but the article doesn't mention it.)

FYI on Nvidia Web Driver Updates:
Users of Nvidia's web drivers should know that new OS updates (versions or later build numbers after Security Updates) break any currently installed Nvidia web graphics driver. I'd switch to the default Apple driver and reboot before updating, if your card is supported with the default drivers. If not, wait for a Nvidia driver update. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.)
Of course have a current backup (and if possible, a Clone) of your boot drive before any update. (Update - see above for Nvidia CUDA 387.99 and web graphics driver updates for macOS 10.13.2 and new builds of 10.12.6 and 10.11.6.)


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iTunes 12.7.2 Update released
Includes minor app and performance improvements. Available via software update or full download at apple.com/itunes/download/. (System requirements on linked page.)
Apparently there are security fixes in iTunes 12.7.2 for Windows, but article's not posted yet.

(If you want to use the last iTunes version with built-in App store, Apple's article on deploying apps in a business environment with iTunes includes links to download iTunes 12.6.3 for Mac and PCs.)
  

Xcode 9.2, iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2:
Apple/products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR:
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:
    November 27th to 30th, 2017 News Archive
  • Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for macOS 10.13.1 (17B1003, 17B1002)
  • Info/Downloads of Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra (10.13/10.13.1)
  • Little Snitch v4.0.4 update
  • How to Downgrade from macOS High Sierra
  • Using APFS On HDDs and Why You Might Not Want To
  • Cert note on macOS High Sierra disabled account authentication bypass
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in development for MacOS (will use Metal 2)
  • Tip for Observer black windowed screen after opening movies (in High Sierra)
  • SimCity Complete Edition Crashing after updating to macOS 10.13
  • GRID Autosport for iOS released (claimed 'console quality' gaming)
  • YouTube iOS app v12.45 update says it fixed battery drain issue
  • HDMI Version 2.1 Specification finalized
  • Netflix iOS app v9.47.0 (bug fixes)
  • Firefox 57.0.1 release notes
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to move your content to a new Mac
    - Locate and organize your iTunes media files
    - Access your music collection on all of your devices with Apple Music
    - Repairing file sharing after Security Update 2017-001 for macOS 10.13.1
    - About the security content of Security Update 2017-001 for macOS 10.13/10.13.1
    - How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password
    - How to find the macOS version number on your Mac
    - Apple Web Server notifications

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