Apple/Mac/OS X News, Tips and Tech Articles -
site logo
Current News: Updated 8/21/2017 9AM (Apple How-To Docs, Other News)

Mac Upgrades/Mods | CPU Upgrades | Storage | Video | Audio/HT | OS Updates/Tips/Networking
= Recent Articles/Updates =
( Your Tips, Upgrade Reports, Questions to news at

Apple/products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR: (later first) [= Skip =]
Recent Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates: (later first)

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

= from my sponsor =
Back to School Specials - Memory, SSDs, Batteries, Thunderbolt Dock and more.
Large selection of upgradeable Refurbished Mac Pro towers

Other News, Reviews, Updates, PR, OT:
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.18 Update Release Notes
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Full D/L at
(Info from August 16th, 2017 CCC v4.1.18 release notes follows:)
  • Updating the dynamic linker shared cache is now enabled for High Sierra systems that have at least 4GB of RAM. Apple has addressed the issue that led to a watchdog reboot when running this utility, although it still consumes far too much memory to be practical for systems with less than 4GB of RAM.

  • Fixed an issue with resetting the password for an encrypted disk image.

  • A "454 temporary failure" error from an SMTP server is now properly handled.

  • Fixed an issue in which the SIP-related fileflags for root-level hidden items on the destination were stripped and not replaced.

  • Fixed a keychain retrieval bug that occurred when the hostname has a backslash character.

= from my sponsor =
Up to 2TB Accelsior Pro Q PCIe SSD for Mac Pros and Thunderbolt Cases

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.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    August 7th to 11th, 2017 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview Release 37 release notes
  • Little Snitch 4.0.2 for OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12, info on 10.13 compatibility
  • Micromat MachineProfile 1.2.4 (adds support for High Sierra, more)
  • Pacifist 3.5.13 (adds support for the macOS 10.13 High Sierra installer, more)
  • Security updates for Adobe Digital Editions, Flash, and Acrobat/Reader
  • How to Fix and Avoid Most Common Mac Error Messages - Part 2
  • Op-Ed on Mac sales/growth from Apple 3rd Quarter Results
  • Firefox 55.0.1 (and 55.0) release notes
  • Firefox 52.3.0 ESR release notes
  • Seagate 64TB NVMe SSD and New Nytro SSDs At FMS
  • Intel Skylake-X Finalized Specs - 18-Cores, 4.4 GHz Turbo, 165W
  • Sony UBP-X800/UX80 4K/UHD Player Firmware Update M36.R.0175
  • Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to Create a NetBoot, NetInstall, or NetRestore image
    - How to connect with Thunderbolt 3 on your new MacBook Pro
    - Use the Mac OS that came with your Mac, or a compatible newer version
    - How to turn off Find My iPhone Activation Lock

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

(Ad/Sale Items)

= UPGRADES by Model =
Upgrades for YOUR Mac!

= Refurb Mac Pros =
(Click for Current List)

= SSDs up to 4TB =
SSDs for Most Macs!

= ThunderBolt =
Drives, Docks & More

Up to 8 TB HDD
HGST, WD, Seagate, Toshiba

= 2.5" HDs & DIY Kits =
Notebook Hard Drives and DIY drive/case kit bundles

Lifetime warranty RAM Upgrades!

Internal and External Superdrives/Blu-Ray drives

Graphics cards, Displays, Adapters, Cables & more

Apps, Utilities, OS, VM, Games and more

WiFi and Bluetooth Devices/Adapters/More

= Repair Service =
for iPhone, iPad, Macs

= iPad/iPhone/iPod =
Accessories, Cases & More

NuGuard KX iPhone Case *Extreme* Drop Tested!

XLR8YourMac T-Shirts

= Top of Page =

Copyright © 1997-2017. All Rights Reserved
All brand or product names mentioned here are properties of their respective companies.
This site is not affiliated with or
Legal: Site Privacy and terms of use.