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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.14 Update (release notes):
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Full D/L at bombich.com.
(Info from May 11th, 2017 CCC v4.1.14 release notes follows:)
  • Addressed an issue introduced in an upcoming update to Sierra in which CCC was unable to mount recovery volumes to determine their OS versions.

  • Improved the sanity check that CCC imposes when responding to a system clock change notification. The previous sanity check that we had imposed was not sufficiently avoiding rescheduling tasks when the system clock was changed to 2040 and then back to a sane time.

  • Minor improvements to the CCC command-line utility.

  • Addressed an issue in which CCC would errantly mark tasks as suspended on systems with exceptionally slow startup disks.

  • Fixed a logic issue that could cause a backup task to appear stalled in the "Creating an archive of the Recovery HD" phase in cases where the source recovery volume could not be unmounted.

  • Addressed a race condition that could occasionally cause CCC's helper tool to crash upon launch. While this was uncommon, it could occasionally lead to corruption of CCC's keychain if that keychain was getting created upon loading the helper tool.
Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR:
(May 8th to 12th) Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

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

Other News, Software Updates, Tips, PR: (later added first)
FYI: LG later changed the date on the above 04.31.20 update to June 15th, 2017. (Apparently no changes? A reader said it will not reapply to previously updated TV.) It's not the first time they later changed the post date on a US Site software update. (Date was changed in late January on the v04.30.95 US update for C6/E6 models.)

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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.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    May 1st to 5th, 2017 News Archive
  • More Ways to Remotely Access and Control a Mac
  • How to Combine Multiple Photos Libraries Into 1 Library
  • "Hackintoshes" show that Apple should probably just build a Mac tower
  • Diary of an Ex-Apple Intern
  • Rumors of Apple Siri speaker (rival for Amazon Echo)
  • Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
  • Firefox 53.0.2 and Firefox ESR 52.1.1 release notes
  • Intel Unveils Xeon Scalable Processor Family (Skylake-SP)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to reinstall macOS / OS X
    - Get help with iOS update and restore errors
    - Troubleshooting Wireless Keyboard/Mouse/Trackpad
    - List of Apple TV Content Providers Contact info
    - Help Solving Logic Pro X problems
    - Vintage and obsolete products list updated

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