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Carbon Copy Cloner v5.1.2 Update (release notes)   [= Skip =]
Available via in-app update for CCC 5.x users. Info from the v5.1.2 release notes:
  • Addressed a couple more minor, edge case issues related to unmounting a source snapshot at the end of the backup task.

  • Fixed an error that occurred when selecting a folder on a remote Macintosh as a source or destination if that folder's name started with a space character.

  • Fixed an issue that caused support request submissions to fail (i.e. via the "Ask a question about CCC" menu item in CCC's Help menu).

  • Fixed a date math error that occurred when trying to adjust the initial fire date after a time zone change occurred.

  • Fixed a drawing anomaly that occurred when selecting multiple rows in the Snapshots or Related Tasks tables.
  • More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including 30 day trial) at
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    Nvidia CUDA 396.64 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
    Clip from the May 17th dated CUDA 396.64 download page:
    "New Release 396.64
    CUDA driver update to support CUDA Toolkit 9.2, macOS 10.13.4 and NVIDIA display driver 387.
    (The 387. graphics driver was released April 26th for 10.13.4 Build 17E202 - the build with Security Update 2018-001 installed.)
    Supported macOS - 10.13.x"
    The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has install info.
    Here's a direct download for CUDA 396.64. (You can also check for updates via Nvidia Prefs panel.)
    macOS DisplayLink USB Graphics Software v4.3 Beta 4
    New DisplayLink USB Graphics Software v4.3 Beta 4 for OS X/macOS download page, dated May 16th. They've updated their support article on "How to enable an extended DisplayLink display on macOS 10.13.4" to refer to 4.3 beta 4 now, but is still limited to one extended display using Apple's AirPlay. The article includes a setup guide and list of (6) limitations.
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    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:
      May 7th to 11th, 2018 News Archive
    • SoftRAID 5.6.7 Update Release Notes
    • MacOS DisplayLink USB Graphics Software v4.3 Beta 3
    • Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting method
    • Apple Xcode 9.3.1 released (includes 2 bug fixes)
    • Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player, Creative Cloud Desktop App, Adobe Connect
    • Op-Ed on the state of the Mac Mini
    • OWC CEO Discusses eGPUs in Interview
    • Apple's game-changing iMac turns 20 years old
    • Micromat Checkmate v1.1.8 (see list of changes/fixes)
    • Cross-platform MP Broken for COD MW4, MW3, MW2
    • Freeware VM VirtualBox 5.2.12 (see list of fixes)
    • Chrome 66.0.3359.170 stable channel update
    • Firefox 60.0 release notes (major changes)
    • Firefox 60.0 ESR release notes (Quantum in ESR channel)
    • Firefox ESR 52.8.0 release notes (includes security fixes)
    • New Steam Link and Steam Video apps to Extend Service Offerings
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - About Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4 (revised info)
      - Institutions that support health records on iPhone (beta)

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