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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.15 Update (release notes):
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Full D/L at bombich.com.
(Info from May 19th, 2017 CCC v4.1.15 release notes follows:)
  • Addressed another bug introduced by the 10.12.5 update that led to a harmless message getting interpreted as an error during the "Rebuilding Kernel Extension Cache" phase of bootable backup tasks.

  • Minor updates to the Spanish localization of CCC.

  • Added a "Show Task History" option to the Tasks contextual menu.

  • When creating a new disk image, CCC now applies more liberal access privileges to the root folder of the new disk image volume. Also corrected a permissions issue that caused startup problems when attempting to boot from a restored disk image.

  • The Task History window's filter criteria are now cleared when closing the window to avoid having them applied when opening the window in a different context (leading the user to believe that no task events have occurred recently, for example).
Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5
(Drivers for new build numbers with Security Update 2017-002 installed.)
Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS Sierra 10.12.5
Download page for Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.05.05.15f01 for macOS Sierra 10.12.5.
Info from the May 16th dated download page (same as usual except for version numbers):
"New in Release 378.05.05.15f01:
  • Graphics driver updated for macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73)
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
  • Includes NVIDIA Driver Manager preference pane.
  • Includes BETA support for iMac and MacBook Pro systems with NVIDIA graphics

    Release Notes Archive: (some older Mac Pros can't install Sierra)
    This driver update is for Mac Pro 5,1 (2010), Mac Pro 4,1 (2009) & Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) users.
    (Mac Pro 5,1 is also ID for 2012 model. 2009 Mac Pro can run Sierra with the unofficial EFI 5,1 update.)

    BETA support is for iMac 14,2 / 14,3 (2013), iMac 13,1 / 13,2 (2012) and MacBook Pro 11,3 (2013), MacBook Pro 10,1 (2012), and MacBook Pro 9,1 (2012) users."

  • See below for new CUDA update with support for this driver.
      

    Download Nvidia CUDA 8.0.83 Update (supports new driver for macOS 10.12.5)
    Info from the May 16th dated CUDA 8.0.83 for Mac download page:
    "New Release 8.0.83
  • General CUDA driver update to support macOS 10.12 and NVIDIA display driver 378.05.05.15f01. (New Driver for Sierra 10.12.5 above.)

    Supported MAC OS X 10.12.x and 10.11.x

    An alternative method to download the latest CUDA driver is within Mac OS environment. Access the latest driver through System Preferences > Other > CUDA. Click 'Install CUDA Update'."

  • Previous CUDA versions are available at Mac CUDA Drivers Archive.
      

    Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR:

    Adam sent a copy of an Apple email regarding changes to iCloud access via 3rd party apps:

    "Subject: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

    Beginning on June 15, app-specific passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third-party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts, and calendar services not provided by Apple.

    If you are already signed in to a third-party app using your primary Apple ID password, you will be signed out automatically when this change takes effect. You will need to generate an app-specific password and sign in again.

    To generate an app-specific password, turn on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and then follow the instructions below:

    • Sign in to your Apple ID account page
    • Go to App-Specific Passwords under Security
    • Click Generate Password
    For more information, read Using App-Specific Passwords. If you need additional help, visit Apple Support"

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      May 15th, 2017 News Archive
    • About the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update
    • Download pages for macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Delta and Combo Updater
    • Download pages for Security Update 2017-002 for OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5
    • About security fixes in macOS 10.12.5 and Security Update 2017-002
    • About macOS Server v5.3.1 update (macOS 10.12.4 or later)
    • iTunes 12.6.1 update
    • iOS 10.3.2 release notes
    • tvOS 10.2.1 release notes
    • watchOS 3.2.2 release notes
    • Apple Support articles:
      - About the security content of Safari 10.1.1
      - About the security content of iOS 10.3.2
      - About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1
      - About the security content of watchOS 3.2.2
      - Digital camera RAW formats supported by macOS Sierra & iOS 10
      - About the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows
      - About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1

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