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Info, Downloads for macOS Sierra 10.12.5, Security Updates for 10.11.6/10.10.5
Change info from the about 10.12.5 doc. (See below for D/L Updaters and related docs.)
"The macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update:

  • Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones

  • Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates

  • Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp

  • Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats.

  • Resolves an issue, affecting some enterprise and education customers, that may cause the system date to be set to the year 2040.

  • Prevents a potential kernel panic when starting up from a NetInstall image. This fix is available when starting up from a NetInstall image created from the macOS 10.12.5 installer."
  • Info on fixes in 10.12.5 and Security Update for El Capitan/Yosemite in related docs below.

    Download pages for macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Delta and Combo Update
    (Download sizes on pages changed from original May 15th posting.
    Delta update page had 2.15GB and Combo Update page had no size listed.

    (A reader said originally both links above downloaded the same 2GB Combo Update file.)

    Download pages for Security Update 2017-002 for OS X 10.11.6/10.10.5

    Per doc on security fixes, Safari 10.1.1 is included in OS X v10.12.5 and security updates 2017-002. (There's also an update to MacOS Server - see below).

    Related Articles:

    Other new/updated Apple Support docs (including Safari 10.1.1 fixes) are below.

    FYI on Nvidia Web Driver Updates: Users of Nvidia's web drivers should know that new OS X updates (versions or later build numbers after Security Updates) break any currently installed Nvidia web graphics driver. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.) Nvidia web driver updates usually appear first in Nvidia's driver prefs update check. I add new driver and CUDA update download pages in the news and video topics page.

    (New) Nvidia Drivers for above macOS Sierra and El Capitan/Yosemite Updates
    Here's the May 16th/17th posted CUDA and Graphics Driver Updates:

    (FYI: CUDA 8 versions do not list OS X 10.10.x support. Last CUDA 7.x version was 7.5.30.)
    macOS Server 5.3.1, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2, iTunes 12.6.1 Updates
    (See below for docs on security fixes in these updates)
    Apple Articles on Security Fixes in Today's Updates:
    (Docs on macOS/OS X updates in post above)

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

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      May 8th to 12th, 2017 News Archive
    • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.14 Update, Release Notes
    • macOS Server Guide: Router Configuration and Open Directory
    • Mafia III for Mac Frequently Asked Questions
    • Mafia 3: Can My Mac Run It?
    • Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player
    • How to Use Boot Camp on an External Drive (via VirtualBox)
    • USB-C Dock with Mini DisplayPort Option Pre-Orders
    • VLC Media Player
    • Chrome 58.0.3029.110 (stable channel update)
    • Inside Nvidia's Volta - World's Most Advanced Data Center GPU
    • Backblaze Releases Its Q1 2017 HDD Reliability Results
    • Software Update v04.31.20 for LG 55/65B6P OLED UHD TV
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - Apple Web Server notifications
      - If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't turn on
      - How to Locate backups of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
      - Advanced steps for fixing issues with iTunes Store connection
      - Learn about simplified data entry in Numbers for iOS
      - List of Apple TV Content Providers Contact info

    For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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