Archive of December 18th to 22nd, 2017 News Go to Current News Page
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Keeping Your Mac Secure, Part 2: FileVault (sponsor blog/video)
Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 46 (webkit.org)
Sid Meier's Civilization® VI v1.0.1 (iOS 11.0 or later and compatible iPad)
Civilization VI Mobile FAQ (aspyr support)
Firmware Update for OWC Aura SSDs ( link removed after page pulled Dec. 21st)
For OWCSSDAB2MB02(K), MB05(K) and MB10(K) part numbers.
- Lists fixes for 10.13 EFI host update requirement, Hibernation, & Cold Boot issues.
Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience
Amazon Prime Video app v5.1.2 (iOS 9 or later)
(same change notes as the previous 3 updates)
Tech 101: Do Mac Hard Disk Drives Need to be 'Defragged'? (sponsor blog)
Life Is Strange™ v1.1 (OS X 10.11 or later)
- Updates the game to the Life Is Strange Complete Season,
making all five episodes available to all users
- Fixes a number of minor issues
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III update (feral interactive)
Mac 101: Customizing Finder Views, Part 2 (sponsor blog)
Micromat Drive Scope 1.1.2 Update (use in-app update check)
- Fixed an application hang during launch for certain internal NVMe (PCI-Express) SSDs.
- Added support for identifying older NewerTech external hard drive enclosures.
- Corrected an Apple SMART attribute name.
- Updated drive manufacturer company logos.
- Other improvements and enhancements.
Developer News - Beta 2 of macOS 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, WatchOS 4.2.2
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About Secure Boot (iMac Pro feature)
About Startup Security Utility (iMac Pro feature)
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan (IOAcceleratorFamily, IOKit, Kernel, Mail, Screen Sharing Server entries updated Dec. 21st)
How to use Time Machine to back up or restore your Mac
Adapters for connecting a display to the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac
iMac memory specifications (revised Dec. 19th, but no iMac Pro info)
If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or device is disabled
How to select a different startup disk (added info on Startup Security Utility)
(originally titled " How to set up and use an external Mac startup disk". 2nd title change.)
How to Set up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
How to Set up the Apple TV Remote app
How to Use Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC
How to Install memory in an iMac
(revised Dec 14th, but no note added that iMac Pro's ram not user upgradeable)
Get help with an item purchased from the App Store, iTunes Store, or iBooks Store
How to View, change, or cancel your subscriptions
How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
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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:
December 11th to 15th, 2017 News Archive Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Motion, Logic Pro X, Pro Video Codecs Updates
iMac Pro - the most powerful Mac ever (press release, product page/specs)
Real-World Benchmarks of new iMac Pro show 2x to 3x speed bump
Firmware Updates for 802.11ac/802.11n Time Capsule/AirPort Bases (security fixes)
OWC to Launch Cutting-edge Thunderbolt 3 Products at CES 2018
Keeping Your Mac Secure, Part 1: User Accounts
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for macOS released
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 15.41.0 Update
Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.5 Update (change notes)
Civilization VI v1.0.6 for Mac (bug fixes)
Security updates for Adobe Flash Player
Mac 101: Customizing Finder Views, Part 1
GRID Autosport for iOS v1.2.1 (bug fixes)
Netflix iOS app v9.49.2 ('bug fixes' again)
tvOS 11.2.1 release notes (and HomeKit security fix)
iOS 11.2.1 release notes (and HomeKit security fix)
Apple Buys Shazam to Boost Apple Music
Dolby Vision FW Update for Yamaha Aventage Receivers, CX-5100
v04.70.36 Update for 2017 LG OLED TVs B7/C7/E7/G7/W7P models.
Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- Potential sources of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interference
- Release notes for updated Apple Pro Apps
- Get started with iBooks
- How to Update the firmware on AirPort base stations
- Manually manage content on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes
- How to Send iTunes Gifts via email and Resend iTunes Gifts
- How to Listen to music on your Apple Watch
- Security fixes in iOS/tvOS 11.2.1, Safari 11.0.2
- Security fixes in iTunes 12.7.2 (Windows)
- Security fixes in iCloud 7.2 for Windows
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