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Nvidia Web Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.3 (17D102)
Feb 21st dated download page for Quadro & GeForce macOS Driver 387.10.10.10.25.158 for macOS 10.13.3 build 17D102. (The build number with 10.13.3 Supplemental update installed.) All nvidia web driver download pages for High Sierra include this install note:
"Installation Note:
Because of improvements in macOS security, the Security & Privacy Preferences may open during the installation process. If it does, click "Allow" in order for the NVIDIA Graphics Driver to load, then return to the Installer and click "Restart". "
(If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.)
As of post time, CUDA 387.128 from Jan. 25th is still current.

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Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates: (later first)
(includes some I missed last week.)

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

SoftRAID 5.6.5 Update Released
See details on new features and fixes. Includes important notes on High Sierra.
(Free 30-day trial available for SoftRAID Full & Lite versions.)

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macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Info/Downloads
"The macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash. This update is recommended for all users."
(Users of Nvidia's web drivers be aware updates/new builds break existing driver. See above.)
iOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.2.6 and watchOS 4.2.3 Updates
Another report on Retail Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pro (macOS 10.12.6)   [= Details =]
Added a second report on stock (not flashed) Radeon RX 580 in a Mac Pro. Includes notes and benchmarks vs GTX-1050 ti 4GB. (Thanks Jim.)
 
Other News, Updates, Reviews, OT: (later added first)

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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:
    Feb. 12th to 16th, 2018 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.9 Update (workaround for APFS disk image flaw)
  • macOS High Sierra may lose data on APFS-formatted disk images
  • How to Switch Between Mac Web Browsers
  • Issue: Error indicating an Aspyr game will "affect the performance of your Mac".
  • Questions on HDD and SSD Data Retention with inactivity/power off
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 16.10.0 Update
  • Mac Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration coming this spring
  • Teardown of Apple HomePod
  • How Apple Plans to Root Out Bugs, Revamp iPhone Software
  • Installing a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition in a 2010 Mac Pro
  • Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader
  • Intel Introduces New P4510 Series SSD, up to 8TB
  • Samsung M.2 860 EVO 2TB SSD Review
  • 37.5in HP Z38c 21:9 Curved Display Review (IPS, 3840x1600)
  • Real Life OLED Burn In Test on 6 TVs (2017 models)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to Use the LG UltraFine 5K Display with your Mac
    - How to Use the LG UltraFine 4K Display with your Mac
    - Help with video issues on external displays connected to your Mac
    - If you forgot passcode for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, or device is disabled
    - How to use Low Power Mode to save battery life on your iPhone
    - How to AirPlay video from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - Get help using iCloud Mail
    - How to reset NVRAM on your Mac
    - Mac startup key combinations

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