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(Retail) Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pro 5,1 (macOS 10.12.6)   [= Details =]
Jman sent word he finally received his Radeon RX 580 8GB card for his Mac Pro 5,1. (Unlike the Radeon R9 280X he previously used, the RX 580 isn't a flashed card.)
 
Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR: (later added first )
BTW: A reader asked if there was any way to get Apple to add the App store back in iTunes 12.7.x. I doubt that is possible, regardless of how many people ask via Apple's iTunes feedback page. (From the comments he was using the iTunes 12.6.3 (w/app store) download Apple provides in their article on deploying apps in a business environment with iTunes.)

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Bloomberg: ARM Coprocessor may be used in Several Updated Macs
Bloomberg has an article on How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm & Intel that includes a historical roadmap of Apple's SoC's/co-processors, (and WiFI/BT) with a closing line down the page under the post on Apple's T1 and T2 Mac Coprocessors that "Apple is working on at least three updated Mac models with custom co-processors for release as soon as this year, including updated laptops and a new desktop, according to a person familiar with the plan."
 
Mac Microsoft Office 2016 Word/PowerPoint Update
Missed it Friday but Microsoft posted an Office 2016 for Mac 6.9.1 Update (Word, PowerPoint). Info on changes from the release notes
"Version: 16.9.1 (Build 18012504)
This release addresses compatibility issues in Word and PowerPoint with some third-party fonts or in mixed-language environments."
The release notes include download links for the update packages for Word and PowerPoint.
 
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

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

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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:
    January 22nd to 26th, 2018 News Archive
  • Benchmarks with Nvidia macOS 10.12.6 (16G1212) driver & GTX-1050 Ti card
  • Apple Logic Pro X 10.4 Update (new features/enhancements)
  • Nvidia CUDA 387.128 for Mac (adds support for new 10.13.3 driver)
  • Nvidia web Graphics Driver Updates for macOS 10.13.3, 10.12.6, and 10.11.6
  • macOS 10.13.3, Security Updates for Sierra & El Capitan (with Download pages)
  • iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5 and watchOS 4.2.2 Updates
  • 3 Reviews of iMac Pro
  • Tips to Extend the Life of Your Mac
  • iTunes 12.7.3 adds support for HomePod.
  • ThunderBay 4 with Thunderbolt 3 Now Available
  • GRID Autosport for iOS v1.2.2 (Control improvements and more)
  • Apple Faces Meltdown & Spectre Class Action Lawsuit
  • Firefox 58.0 and Firefox ESR 52.6.0 release notes
  • SVS Subwoofer Control App v1.3.31 (iOS 8.0 or later)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to Archive or make copies of the information you store in iCloud
    - How to Block phone numbers and contacts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - If your iTunes backup couldn't be completed or you can't restore from a backup
    - System requirements for iCloud
    - iCloud Photo Sharing FAQ
    - About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.3
    - About the security content of iTunes 12.7.3 for Windows

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