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Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro Keyboard Service Program   [= Skip =]
Apple has posted a new Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro.
"Apple has determined that a small percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:
  • Letters or characters repeat unexpectedly
  • Letters or characters do not appear
  • Key(s) feel "sticky" or do not respond in a consistent manner
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will service eligible MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, free of charge. The type of service will be determined after the keyboard is examined and may involve the replacement of one or more keys or the whole keyboard.

Eligible Models

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12­-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13­-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2017)

    (The program covers eligible MacBook and MacBook Pro models for 4 years after the first retail sale of the unit)

  • See program page for Service Options and a note on applying for a refund if an affected owner paid for a keyboard repair.
    Final Cut Pro X 10.4.3 Update (bug fixes)
    The Final Cut Pro v10.4.3 update includes 6 bug fixes (from release notes).
    "Before installing a Final Cut Pro X update, verify that your system still meets Final Cut Pro X system requirements. Then make sure to back up your current version of the Final Cut Pro X application and your Final Cut Pro libraries.

    New in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.3
  • Support for viewing and editing ProRes RAW files from DJI Inspire 2 drone with the DJI D-Log setting

  • Fixes an issue where some 25 fps-interlaced MXF files may display incorrectly

  • Fixes an issue in which using Option-drag to duplicate clips in the timeline could move them later in the timeline

  • Fixes an issue that caused some Panasonic P2 video files to be imported with mixed-down audio channels

  • Fixes an issue in which English keyboard shortcuts were incorrectly applied to other languages

  • Exported audio with certain plug-ins applied plays correctly

  • Deleting unused render files from a Compound clip in the browser works correctly"

    Carbon Copy Cloner v4.1.23 Update
    Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Info from the CCC v4.1.23 release notes:
  • Improved the wording of an error message that is presented when CCC does not have permission to copy a particular file or folder.
  • Info on current Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including 30 day trial) at bombich.com.

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    Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
    (including 2 I missed last week)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      June 11th to 15th, 2018 News Archive
    • Apple Xcode version 9.4.1 (security fix)
    • Little Snitch v4.1 (new features/improvements/bug fixes)
    • About the Issues with Code Signing Checks in Little Snitch (fixed in v4.1)
    • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2016) 16.14.0/16.4.1 Update
    • macOS Mojave Updates DVD Player App to 64-Bit
    • What's New in macOS Mojave: A First Look at the Developer Beta
    • Apple to Close iPhone Security Loophole Used by Law Enforcement
    • New OWC Battery Replacement Kits for MacBook Pro Retina Models
    • macOS Rise of the Tomb Raider begins Feral's support for eGPUs
    • Apple Books, all new for iPhone and iPad, coming this fall
    • Workaround/Tip for Borderlands 2 Steam crashing at the main menu
    • Firmware Updates for 2015-2017 Yamaha Aventage Receivers & CX-A5100
    • Intel: Expect our first discrete GPUs by 2020
    • Apple announces multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey
    • Apple Is Close to a Deal for an Animated Movie
    • Microsoft June 2018 Patch Tuesday
    • Chrome 67.0.3396.87 stable channel update
    • NVIDIA G-Sync HDR System Requirements, VBIOS Updater for DisplayPort 1.3/1.4
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - If your Mac doesn't sleep or wake when expected
      - How to Fast charge your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus
      - How to use the Health app on your iPhone or iPod touch
      - How to Play audio to multiple speakers with AirPlay
      - How to clean your AirPods and EarPods

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