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Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.9 Update
See release notes for details on 7 improvements and fixes.
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Nvidia Graphics Driver 387. for macOS 10.13.6
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(Update posted after Security Update 2019-003.)
Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.05.05.25f16 for macOS 10.12.6 (16G2016)
- See Details and Download.
(Update posted for Security Update 2019-003 build.)
Apple Support Articles on Mitigations for Vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs  [= Skip =]
  • Additional mitigations for speculative execution vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs (May 14)
    "- Apple has released security updates in macOS Mojave 10.14.5 to protect against speculative execution vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs...

    - macOS Mojave 10.14.5 includes security updates for Safari, and the option to enable full mitigation...(see article below)

    - Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra and Security Update 2019-003 Sierra include the option to enable full mitigation."
    (The article also lists "Unsupported Mac models" (2009-2010 MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro) that may be able to install security updates, but are "unable to support the fixes and mitigations due to a lack of microcode updates from Intel".)

  • How to enable full mitigation for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities
    - This option is available for macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra after installing security updates. (See section "How to enable full mitigation for MDS in macOS")
    - Note the section on Performance impact of disabling hyper-threading.
    "Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 showed as much as a 40 percent reduction in performance with tests that include multithreaded workloads and public benchmarks. Performance tests are conducted using specific Mac computers. Actual results will vary based on model, configuration, usage, and other factors."
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
macOS Mojave 10.14.5, Security Update 2019-003 for 10.13.6/10.12.6 Released
- See Details and Downloads of the Updates.
Safari 12.1.1, iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and Apple TV 7.3 released
- See Release Notes and Security Fixes.
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 6th to 10th, 2019 News Archive
  • Nvidia Graphics Driver 387. for macOS 10.13.6
  • Nvidia CUDA 418.163 for macOS High Sierra
  • Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa Documentary (kickstarter project)
  • WiFi Security Blog Post (including notes on WPA3)
  • Dark Mode in Web Inspector (macOS Mojave)
  • Little Snitch 4.3.2 (long list of bug fixes/improvements)
  • Browser Plugin for Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Op-Ed - How the Apple Store Lost Its Luster
  • Dark Mode Support in WebKit
  • 7 Mac Mail Tips
  • Apple to reveal new homegrown apps, software features at WWDC
  • Apple Warns iPhone Users Not To Answer Apple Support Calls
  • Apple significantly overstates iPhone battery life compared to Which? tests
  • Firefox 66.0.5 and Firefox ESR 60.6.3 release notes
  • OWC Takes Gold in ABA Stevie Awards for Thunderbolt 3 Dock
  • 3.84TB Kingston DC500R Enterprise SSD Review
  • Sony UBP-X800M2 and UBP-X1100ES Firmware Updates
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - If You Forgot passcode for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or device is Disabled.
    - About the security content of Texture 5.11.10 for iOS.
    - About the security content of Texture for Android.

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