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|Safari Technology Preview 97 released|
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|Apple/Products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR
- 2019 Mac ProTeardown (ifixit)
(If you missed it last week, here's Apple's 2019 Mac Pro DIY Repair/Upgrade Guides.)
- Fastest OWC SSD Ever Built - the Accelsior 4M2 PCIe Card (sponsor blog)
- Accelsior 4M2 PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD up to 6,000MB/s, in capacities up to 8TB.
For Mac Pro 2019, and 2012/2010 models. Bootable* and includes SoftRAID.
(* Bootable using one non-RAID M.2 SSD blade as boot drive.)
Update: See Accelsior 4M2: Mac Pro Install Notes for info on 4M2 card Part Numbers compatible with 2019 Mac Pro, and Notes on 2010-2012 Mac Pro Installs regarding fit issues with some graphics cards. (Thanks Alastair.)
"2010-2012 Mac Pro Installs
Additionally, certain PCIe install configurations are not recommended or supported. Specifically, when certain double-width GPUs are installed in the bottom x16 slot (default / recommended), and the Accelsior 4M2 is installed in the neighboring x16 slot, either the GPU's shroud or its fans can contact one or more screws (or PCBA components) on the bottom of the Accelsior 4M2, causing potential problems. For this reason the XFX RX 580 cards sold by OWC - such as OWCMP1012R580V - cannot be used in conjunction with the Accelsior 4M2 in the above-noted configuration; the Accelsior 4M2 would have to be installed in one of the x4 slots higher up the logic board, which would result in reduced SSD performance.
The following commonly used double-wide GPUs have also been sold by OWC in the past, have been tested with the Accelsior 4M2 in the above dual x16 configuration, and did not make contact with the fans or other critical card components. If each card is installed properly according to Apple's PCIe card recommendations for these Mac Pro models, these configurations should work.
- Sapphire Radeon 7950
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G."
- New WebKit Features in Safari 13 (webkit.org)
- Apple Has Top Secret Team Working on Internet Satellites (bloomberg)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition at Mac App Store (feral interactive)
- Life is Strange 2 released for macOS and Linux (feral interactive)
- Unboxing and a First Look Inside the 2019 Mac Pro (sponsor blog)
- DisplayLink macOS App PREVIEW - Alpha (0.1 Alpha) for macOS Catalina
- Moving From Bash to Zsh: Terminal Changes in macOS Catalina (sponsor blog)
(Here's Apple's Use zsh as the default shell on your Mac article that covers
how to change your default shell, how to use a different shell without changing the default,
how to switch to a zsh profile and prompt, how to test your shell scripts, and how to make zsh emulate sh.)
- Total War: EMPIRE updated to 64-bit on macOS (feral interactive)
- Apple Security Bounty (apple)
- Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices (Apple press release)
|Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.|
|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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
December 9th to 13th, 2019 News Archive
- Apple's 2019 Mac Pro Repair and Upgrade Guides
- Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2019-007)
- macOS 10.15.2 Delta and Combo Update Downloads
- Downloads of Security Update 2019-002 Mojave & 2019-007 High Sierra
- Safari 13.0.4 update (security fixes) for macOS 10.13.6/10.14.6/10.15.2
- Final Cut Pro X 10.4.8, Logic Pro X 10.4.8, Compressor 4.4.6, Motion 5.4.5
- Xcode 11.3 Update (new features/bug fixes/security fix)
- iOS/iPadOS 13.3, iOS 12.4.4, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, watchOS 5.3.4
- TechTool Pro 11.0.6 Update (new features and bug fixes)
- MachineProfile 1.3.11 (adds 16in MacBook Pro support, more)
- Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) 16.32 Update
- Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Photoshop, and Brackets
- 2019 Mac Pro up to 1.5TB RAM upgrades, up to 65% off Apple prices
- Working with macOS Drive State Snapshots
- Introducing the OWC ThunderBay 4 mini
- VirtualBox 6.1.0 major update with fix for macOS VM crash
- Chrome 79.0.3945.79 stable channel update (51 security fixes)
- iCloud for Windows 10.9 security update
- iCloud for Windows 7.16 (w/AAS 8.2) security update
- WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release
- Pro Audio: Five Essential Audio Effects
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