"Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive. 13-inch MacBook Pro units with affected drives were sold between June 2017 and June 2018.
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will service affected drives, free of charge. Apple recommends having your drive serviced as soon as possible.
Apple will also send an email to customers, who registered their device with Apple, to let them know about this program..."
Download macOS 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for MacBook Air (2018) (1.3 GB)
The macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update improves the stability and reliability of MacBook Air (2018) computers and is recommended for all users.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222"
(As of post time, no article on this update there.)
I didn't see a similar update for the 2018 Mac mini (yet at least). I did see a thread in the Mojave forums started by a 2015 MacBook Pro owner (running 10.14.1) about a new security update for 10.14.1 (?) that he (and another 2015 MBP owner) said caused bluetooth problems. (A later reply included a tip).
- Fix Dropbox support on iOS and macOS.
- Fix issue that prevented Geekbench from measuring the processor frequency on iOS.
- Fix a crash that could occur when running the Compute Benchmark on iOS devices with an A9 or A9X SoC running iOS 12.
Mac mini: How to remove or install memory (added 2018 mini)
(for 2018 mini it says "go to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider". The 2018 mini's bottom cover pops off using a thin pry tool. It has 2 SO-DIMM slots, up to 64GB RAM.)
SSD Firmware Updates to Address Vulnerabilities in some models
CERT Coordination Center has a Vulnerability Note VU#395981 Self-Encrypting Drives Have Multiple Vulnerabilities. For CVE-2018-12037, they list Crucial (Micron) MX100, MX200 and MX300, Samsung T3 and T5 portable drives, Samsung 840 EVO and 850 EVO drives (In "ATA high" mode these devices are vulnerable, In "TCG" or "ATA max" mode these devices are NOT vulnerable.) For CVE-2018-12038, they list Samsung 840 EVO drives but note "other products were not reported to have been tested, and similar vulnerabilities may be found in those products". Down the page are links to Vendor firmware updates to address the vulnerabilities and additional information for BitLocker/Windows users.
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 Noon Tuesday, the download page CUDA link goes to a July update - the current CUDA download page (from Sept. 19th) is CUDA 410.130, but check for CUDA update in Nvidia prefs.)
"New Nvidia web driver for Latest High Sierra Security Update...
Just wanted to let you know that I applied this webdriver 3220.127.116.11.40.108 (direct D/L link) to my external running 10.13.6 with security update 2018-002 - everything appears to be operating just fine! As usual, your milage may vary...
MacPro 4,1 updated to 5,1 via EFI flash update
3.46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
32 GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
EVGA Nvidia GTX 980
Samsung EVO 840 1TB SSD
Samsung EVO 850 1TB SSD
OCZ Agility 4 512GB SSD
OCZ Agility 4 512GB SSD
Sonnet 4 port USB 3.0 PCIe card
Sonnet 4 port SATA 3 PCIe card
WD My Book 8TB external HD
Appears to be legit... what do you think?
- George D."
Thanks George. (Nvidia posted a download page on Tuesday for the same version.)
Not able to try this myself, my last Nvidia card was the (obsolete now) Mac GTX-285 and not running 10.13.6 on that 2009 Mac Pro.
iOS GarageBand 2.3.7 Update
- Supports keyboard commands when using a Smart Keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard.
- Adds the Wah stompbox pedal and Face Control to Smart Guitar.
- Provides stability improvements and bug fixes.
watchOS 5.1.1 release notes
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
- Fixes issue that caused a small number of users to see an increase in exercise minutes
- Addresses issue that caused some users to not receive Stand credit in the afternoon
- Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple Watch from charging
Memory Upgrades for 2018 Mac mini, up to 45% off factory CTO prices
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.24 (use App update check, or full download)
New Blackmagic eGPU Pro (Radeon RX Vega 56) at Apple Store ($1,199.00)
The secret world of Mac mini (Apple article on mac mini history, with photos)
How to Create and Use a RAM Disk with Your Mac (Warnings Included)
MyDigitalSSD M2X M.2 NVMe SSD USB Enclosure Review
05.80.04 Update for 2017 LG OLED TV B7P, C7P, E7P, G7P, W7P models
Firefox 63.0.1 release notes (bug fixes)
Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird ESR 60.3
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.1 (for Windows)
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.8
QNAP TS-332X NAS Review
In The Lab: Netstor NP631N M.2 NVMe to PCIe Host Adapter
IBM's $33 billion purchase of Red Hat Inc
Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- How to Back up your Mac with Time Machine
- How to Restore your Mac from a backup
- Mac mini (2018) - Technical Specifications
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) - Tech Specs