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Apple Posts Printer/Scanner Driver Updates (Brother, Canon, Epson, Lexmark)
(Apple's Epson Printer/scanner driver page below has a large (1.4GB) D/L that covers many models. Software Update or the MFR's website may have a smaller, model specific D/L. (The MFR site may also have a later version.) Apple's doc of supported models by brand name has indicators to show which models have been recently updated or added. Normally if I'm not having having printer (or scanner) problems, I don't update. However a reader replied that sometimes a printer driver update may fix a security issue. Apple doesn't typically include info about fixes on their printer driver pages, so you'd need to check the printer mfr's driver update info. And again, they may have a later version than what Apple has posted. Also sometimes mfrs release printer firmware updates to fix flaws. I remember HP issued a LaserJet firmware security update in Dec. 2011 (ref: HP press release) and in fall 2016 a firmware update for select OfficeJet models regarding ink cartridge authentication.)
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This week's 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, Software Updates and PR
  • Reviews of 10TB WD Red HDD and 8TB Toshiba N300 NAS HDD (storagereview)

  • Reviews of Nvidia Quadro P1000 and Quadro P4000 (storagereview)

  • v03.60.09 Update for 2017 LG OLED TV B7P, C7P, E7P, G7P, W7P models.
    (LG US D/L dated July 3rd, but owners said was released via TV's network update in June.)
    Change info from page's "Reference" link (which has other (LCD) models listed also).
    1. Improvements in HDR (HDR10/HLG)
    2. Bugs fix in Dolby Vision
    3. Improvements in shortcut key for apps on remote control
    4. Improvements in Dolby Vision

    This reportedly does not fix floating blacks in Dolby Vision Power Rangers and Fate of the Furious UHD Discs. (Only an issue with DV, not HDR10. Unknown if due to the disc DV encode, Oppo 203/205 player/firmware or the TV.)

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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:
    June 26th to 30th, 2017 News Archive
  • About Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.16 Update
  • Tip for Installer Info Damaged error trying to install High Sierra Beta
  • Review of macOS High Sierra preview/beta
  • 2017 MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar Benchmarks
  • Speed Tests of Mac Browsers, including Safari Preview
  • Watch WWDC 2017 Session Videos (Metal 2, ARKit, Core ML, new OS's)
  • Firefox 54.0.1 release notes
  • Chrome 59.0.3071.115 stable channel update
  • Review of Micron 5100 MAX 1920GB SSD
  • Review of NETGEAR ReadyNAS 628X
  • Radeon Vega Frontier Edition benchmarking/gaming impressions
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    - About Mac startup tones
    - Apple Web Server Notifications (security fixes)
    - Vintage and obsolete products listing updated
    - How to use the LG UltraFine 4K Display with your Mac
    - How to change or reset the password of a macOS user account
    - Avoid phishing emails, fake 'virus' alerts, phony support calls, and other scams

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