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Intel Core i9-9900K Hackintosh Benchmarks (macOS 10.14.5)
Bill sent info and Benchmarks of his Intel 8 Core i9-9900K Hackintosh build with dual 1TB NVMe SSDs, and RX580 Nitro+ graphics card, running macOS 10.14.5. (Includes list of hardware used for the build and Disk Speed, GeekBench and GFXBench Metal test results.)
 
802.11ac Airport Extreme Base and Time Capsule Firmware 7.9.1 (Security Update)
Apple's released a firmware update for 802.11ac Airport Extreme and Time Capsules with several security fixes. Here's a clip from the About AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1 page:
"Firmware update 7.9.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac."
The how to update AirPort base station firmware article has been updated to list firmware v7.9.1.
 

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Apple/Products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR (later first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
 
AirPlay 2 and eARC Updates for select Yamaha Receivers/PrePro
The Audio/HT page has Firmware Updates for 2017-2018 Yamaha Receivers & CX-A5200 Pre-Pro. Some models have AirPlay 2, Spotify free account, and eARC support added, others only eARC. (Many models listed with links to firmware update download pages.)

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Other News, Software Updates, Tips, PR, OT (later first)
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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    May 20th to 24th, 2019 News Archive
  • Download macOS 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro
  • Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
  • Apple Service Program for 13in MacBook Pro Display Backlight
  • New MacBook Pro gets 8-core CPU Options
  • iOS 12.3.1 (16F203) release notes
  • "Total War: Three Kingdoms" out now for macOS and Linux
  • Micromat Drive Scope 1.2.5 update (improvements/fixes)
  • The Benefits of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Tip for VirtualBox problems with macOS 10.14.5
  • Microsoft Edge Web Browser Comes to macO
  • Debugging Media in Web Inspector
  • Geekbench 4.3.4 released
  • Firefox 67.0 release notes
  • Firefox ESR 60.7.0 release notes
  • Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 60.7
  • Chrome 74.0.3729.169 Stable Channel Update
  • 03.60.02 Update for 2019 LG C9P, E9P, W9P OLED TVs
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - AirPlay system requirements
    - How to identify MacBook Pro models (2019 models added)
    - 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro Technical Specifications
    - 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro (4 Thunderbolt 3 ports) Tech Specs
    - About the Apple T2 Security Chip
    - Add and manage TVs and speakers in the Home app
    - How to AirPlay audio
    - Institutions that support health records on iPhone
    - How to Use AirDrop on your Mac
    - Safely open apps on your Mac

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