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Other News, Reviews, Updates, OT: (later added first)
  • Audio/HT page has info/DL for Sony STR-ZA3100ES AVR Firmware v1.024
    (Update adds Dolby Vision pass through).

  • Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 750GB Review (anandtech)

  • Chrome 62.0.3202.89 stable channel update (google blog)

  • Intel to Create 8th Gen CPUs with Radeon Graphics w/HBM2 using EMIB (anandtech)

  • Rivals AMD, Intel partner to take on Nvidia (reuters)

  • LG B7/B7A OLED UHD TV Review (rtings)

  • Sony A1E OLED TV System Software Update PKG6.2676.0070NAA (1.58 GB)
    - adds the Google Assistant function.

  • v04.70.07 Update for 2017 LG OLED TV B7P, C7P, E7P, G7P, W7P models.
    (LG US Download pages, 04.70.07 update dated 11/7/2017.)
    Change info from page's "Reference" link (which has other TV (LCD) models listed also).

      1. Support TrueHD audio format through HDMI.

      2. Technicolor Expert mode

    (Until eARC (part of HDMI v2.1) is available, TV apparently is converting lossless Atmos to Lossy Atmos/DD+ per ARC tests by an owner with the update.)

    FYI: After this LG update, an owner with Samsung UBD-K8500 4K player said he's no longer able to get Bitstream/Atmos audio using dual HDMI cable setup. (Audio only HDMI 2 port connected to AVR.) Said problem was due to LG TV's EDID change and that the player's 2 HDMI ports are not discreet? He replaced the K8500 with a Sony X800 which worked OK. (Problem reported to Samsung, but unknown if they will fix this in a future firmware update.)
    There's also been some posts by Apple TV 4K owners on DV issues after this update.

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    November 3rd, 2017 News Archive
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.11.6 (15G17023)
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.12.6 (16G1036)
  • Nvidia Web Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.1 (17B48) and CUDA 9.0.222
  • Report on using CUDA 9.0.222 in macOS 10.12.6 (with updated web driver)
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.4 update (long list of changes/fixes)
  • Logic Remote for iPad 1.3.3 Update (iOS 11 or later)
  • Micromat Drive Scope 1.1.1 update (w/list of changes/fixes)
  • Hands On: What's New With Siri in macOS High Sierra
  • App developer access to iPhone X face data concerns privacy experts
  • GarageBand brings new Sound Library and classic Beat Sequencer
  • iOS GarageBand v2.3 update (see list of changes)
  • Apple Support Article Updates:
    - How to take and edit Live Photos
    - Manage your photo and video storage
    - Updating from iPhoto to Photos for macOS
    - Designate a System Photo Library in Photos
    - About the Super Retina display on your iPhone X
    - How to Use AirPlay or Screen Mirroring on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
    - How to Use and customize Control Center on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
    - How to Use Animoji on your iPhone X
    - How to Use emoji on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    - How to Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - Get help with Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - How to Identify your iPhone model updated for iPhone X
    - iPhone X - Technical Specifications

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