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Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.8 Release Notes (with bug fixes for v5.0.6)   [= Details =]
Also includes CCC 5.0.6 release notes down the page.


BTW: A reader asked if there was a way to get Apple to add the App store back in iTunes 12.7.x. (I made a general comment about this earlier but this is the second time George has sent the following.)

"Does anyone else care that they can't get iOS third party apps updated within iTunes anymore? I have been using iTunes for years to update third party apps on 2 iPhones and 2 iPads. I don't want to have to update all the apps on each mobile device separately. I don't have the bandwidth and with net neutrality gone away, I believe it will become even more difficult (ie, costly) to process updates multiple times - it is already timely to have to download a different version of iOS for iPhones and iPads. (Brian replied "App Store Content Caching is now part of macOS rather than part of Server, so users can enable this at home to reduce bandwidth usage from multiple iOS devices." See Set up content caching on Mac.)
Back to the issue - I was grateful when Apple came out with the iTunes 12.6.3 version that included the App store link.
  Is there any way the user community can encourage Apple the reintegrate the App Store link back into the 12.7 generation of iTunes? It would be very helpful for me and I assume others to keep that link in the software.
Thanks, George"
I doubt that is possible, regardless of how many people ask via Apple's iTunes feedback page, but it can't hurt to send them your request. (I see your already found the iTunes 12.6.3 (with app store) download in the article on deploying apps in a business environment with iTunes.) Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see Apple reversing course. (Ditto for major changes coming to macOS Server.)
 
Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR:
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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Previous News Archive Summary:
    January 29th to Feb. 2nd, 2018 News Archive
  • (Stock/not flashed) Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pro 5,1
  • Apple iPhone 7 Repair Program for "No Service" Problem
  • Apple HomePod specs list Apple devices as Audio Sources
  • Tip for Problems Installing 10.13.3 update on some 3rd party SSDs
  • Apple is killing macOS Server - does anyone else care? (yes)
  • macOS Server Will Lose Many Services this Spring: Here's Alternatives
  • Safari Technology Preview: Should You Give It a Whirl?
  • Safari Technology Preview 48 Release Notes (for Sierra/High Sierra)
  • Bloomberg: ARM Coprocessor may be used in Several Updated Macs
  • Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.6 Release Notes
  • Mac Microsoft Office 2016 Word/PowerPoint Update
  • Chrome 64.0.3282.140 stable channel update
  • Firefox 58.0.1 release notes (with Security Fix)
  • Reviews: Samsung 860 PRO SSD, Intel SSD 760p, Crucial MX500
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 (8GB) Review
  • Apple Reports First Quarter Results
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - Prepare for changes (services removed) to macOS Server
    - About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs
    - About encrypted backups in iTunes
    - Guide to using iCloud Photo Library
    - How to Organize and find your photos
    - Get help with iOS update and restore errors
    - If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't turn on or is frozen

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