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SoftRAID 5.6.1 Update (release notes)
Clip from the SoftRAID PDF release notes.
    Bugs fixed in version 5.6.1:
  • Incorporates revised SMART over USB drivers. The changes fix the bug which caused Drobo devices to be unavailable when SMART support for USB and FireWire devices was enabled.

  • Fixed a bug in the build script which occasionally caused SoftRAID Easy Setup to fail with an error on Mac OS 10.12.

    Known Bugs:
  • There's a bug in the Mac OS 10.12, Sierra, version of Apples' Disk Utility which can cause a kernel panic when you try to erase a SoftRAID disk. We recommend using the SoftRAID application to zero a SoftRAID formatted disk before creating a volume on it with Apple's Disk Utility. (You only need to zero the first and last 100 sectors.)

  • There's a bug in Mac OS 10.12, Sierra, which causes SoftRAID volumes to not be displayed in the "Storage" tab of the "About this Mac" window.
Latest version downloads (and 30 day trials) are at this SoftRAID page.
(The D/Ls page now has a note about SoftRAID for Thunderbay updates.)

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Apple Remote Desktop Client v3.9.3 Update:
Change info from the Download page:
"This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher.
(Info on ARD app version not updated since 3.2.1)
File Size: 9.3 MB "

As of post time, Apple Remote Desktop app is still v3.9 from Feb 21, 2017.
(FYI: From Tips page here, how-to Uninstall or disable Remote Desktop was archived (Jul 26, 2016). Some have asked how to do this in the past but not sure it still works with current macOS versions.)

Apple/Products Related News, Updates, Tips, Op-Ed, PR:
Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:

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

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Other News, Reviews, Software Updates, PR:
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 12th to 16th, 2017 News Archive
  • Apple iWork App Updates for macOS and iOS
  • Mac requirements for HITMAN game (release date June 20th)
  • Apple hires two former Sony TV execs to lead video programming
  • Opening 2017 13" MacBook Pro Base Model Shows Removable SSD
  • Micromat MachineProfile 1.2.3 adds 2017 Mac support, APFS volume ID
  • Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player, Captivate, Digital Editions
  • How to Use Windows to Restore Files from Time Machine Backup
  • How to Convert From PC to Mac Without Losing Your Data
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 15.35.0 Update
  • Apple Download of Pages EndNote Plug-in v3.0
  • Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home
  • OPPO UDP-203/205 MediaControl iOS App v1.0.2
  • Pandora iOS App v8.5.1 Update
  • Firefox 54.0 release notes
  • Firefox ESR 52.2.0 release notes
  • Fixes in Thunderbird 52.2 mail client
  • v04.31.00 Update for LG C6P and E6P OLED TVs
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    - Apple Web Server notifications
    - Using app-specific passwords (with notes/tips on OS X Snow Leopard)
    - Get help using Outlook with iCloud for Windows (requires app specific pw)
    - About Family Sharing
    - How to reinstall macOS
    - About standby on your Mac
    - If your Mac doesn't sleep or wake when expected
    - Enhanced notifications that can wake your Mac
    - How to transfer data from a PC to a Mac
    - Listing of Mac keyboard shortcuts
    - Vintage and obsolete products listing updated
    - How to Identify your iPad updated for 2017 model
    - AirPrint list of servers and compatible printers)
    - How to use the object list to manage objects on Keynote slides
    - How to add current stock quotes & currency exchange rates into Numbers spreadsheets

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