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Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.4 (17E202)
(17E202 is the build number after installing Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4.)
April 26th dated download page for 387.10.10.10.30.107 driver for macOS 10.13.4 build 17E202.
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". "
The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has a step-by-step install guide.
If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.
(As of post time, CUDA 387.178 was still current.)
 
Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4, Safari updates, and iOS 11.3.1

A reader sent a note about problems installing Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4:

"Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4 installation
If any other readers have had issues installing the 2018-001 for 10.13.4 security update, I have a possible solution. Clear the NVRAM/PRAM with command-option-p-r at startup and then install the update.

This security update was being a massive pain installing on my late-2009 iMac with either the App Store or stand alone installer. The machine would crash while booting, doing a recovery install and switching to the stand alone installer didn't make a difference until the NVRAM/PRAM was cleared. After that, the stand alone installer worked flawlessly and the machine runs as well as it ever did.
All the best, Lars"
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Carbon Copy Cloner v5.1 Update (release notes)
Available via in-app update for CCC 5.x users. Info from the v5.1 release notes:
  • Added support for creating a snapshot on an APFS-formatted source at the beginning of the backup task. This snapshot is then mounted and used as the source for copying files. By using a read-only volume as the source, we avoid rare, but potential conflicts that can occur during the backup task if files are modified while being copied.

  • CCC's SafetyNet feature is now built on top of APFS snapshots when the destination is an APFS volume and snapshot support is enabled for that volume.

  • CCC will create a snapshot on APFS destination volumes at the end of a backup task to establish a point-in-time restore point.

  • CCC offers a highly-tunable snapshot retention policy that allows you to define how long snapshots will be retained (hourly, daily, weekly), and also allows you to define a minimum amount of free space to retain on the volume.

  • CCC's Disk Center offers detailed insight into the snapshots that CCC and Time Machine have created on your APFS volumes. Quickly see how much space those snapshots are consuming, and delete one or many snapshots with the press of a button.
  • There's an earlier article on CCC v5.1 "Building Better Backups with Carbon Copy Cloner".
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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:
      April 16th to 20th, 2018 News Archive
    • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition in a Mac Pro
    • Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program
    • Nvidia 387.10.10.10.30.106 graphics driver update for macOS 10.13.4 (17E199)
    • Hardware Monitor v5.55 update
    • Micromat Drive Scope v1.1.4 update (fixes/improvements)
    • Safari Technology Preview 54 Release Notes (macos Sierra/High Sierra)
    • How to Create Encrypted Disk Images with Disk Utility
    • Is Apple really better about privacy?
    • New WebKit Features in Safari 11.1
    • Op-Ed - What I Want in the Next Version of macOS
    • Freeware VM VirtualBox 5.2.10
    • Chrome 66.0.3359.117 Stable Channel Update
    • April 2018 Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory (includes Java)
    • Thunderbolt 3 to eSATA Adapter + USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Port
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - How to use an external graphics processor with your Mac
      - What to do before selling or giving away your Mac
      - About iPhone Battery and Performance
      - How to Use Messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
      - Use Siri on your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV 4th generation
      - If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't turn on or is frozen
      - How to add an email account to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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