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802.11ac Time Capsule/AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.9   [= Skip =]
(Info from Dec. 12th dated https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1948.)
"About Firmware update 7.7.9
Firmware update 7.7.9 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
(Code execution & KRACK fixes per security content of Firmware Update 7.7.9)
For detailed information on AirPort base station firmware updates, including instructions how to install the update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201519"


802.11N AirPort Base Stations/Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.9
(Info from Dec. 12th dated https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1949.)
"About Firmware update 7.6.9
Firmware update 7.6.9 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
(KRACK fixes per security content of Firmware Update 7.6.9)
For detailed information on AirPort base station firmware updates, including instructions how to install the update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201519."

For feedback on these updates, check the Apple Airport and Time Capsule forums.
  

Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:   [= Skip =]

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

Other News, Software/Firmware Updates, Tech, PR, OT: (later added first)
Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.5 Update
Available as an in-app update for current 5.x users. Info from the v5.0.5 release notes:
- Addressed an issue that was introduced by the 10.13.2 update which causes Remote Macintosh setup to fail with an internal error.

- Fixed a scheduling issue in which tasks would not be scheduled for the original start time hour (in local time) after a time zone switch and a restart.

- Progress indication during a "Backup with Health Check" is no longer errantly indeterminate.

- Fixed an issue in which CCC was unable to mount the source for an HFS+ Recovery HD cloning task.

- Custom port numbers are now supported for AFP and SMB hosts.

- The task outlook table now correctly displays the run times for tasks configured to run weekly with a repeat interval greater than 1.

- Fixed an issue in which some tasks were getting errantly marked with a "task failed" badge.

- Clicking on a task finished notification will now open the CCC application and select the relevant task.

- Fixed an issue in which a backup task involving a remote Mac would stall if the source or destination volume on the remote Mac was not available.

- ZFS volume mount notifications are now handled more effectively.

- The CCC command line application will now exit immediately after starting a task group.

- Made some minor improvements to CCC's task database that should make it more resilient to corruption.

- Fixed a minor window sizing issue specific to Yosemite and the dialog that is produced when disabling the SafetyNet setting.

- Suppressed an errant error message produced by High Sierra that can occur when converting a sparse disk image to a read-only format.
More info on CCC5 at bombich.com.
 

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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:
    December 1st to 8th, 2017 News Archive
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.2 build 17C89
  • Download Nvidia CUDA 387.99 Update (supports macOS 10.13.2)
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.2 (Build 17C88)
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.12.6 (Build 16G1114)
  • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.11.6 (Build 15G18013)
  • D/L macOS 10.13.2 (Combo/Delta), and Security Updates for Sierra & El Capitan
  • Xcode 9.2, iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2
  • iMac Pro release: Is it still coming in December? (yes, Dec. 14th)
  • Apple reveals 2017's most popular apps, music, movies and more
  • Safari Technology Preview 45 Release Notes
  • iTunes 12.7.2 released (minor improvements)
  • Little Snitch v3.8.2 Update (also see v3.8.1 changes)
  • If You Have the Budget for One Upgrade, What Should It Be?
  • The Sims 2: Facial skin tone issues after macOS 10.13 upgrade
  • VLC Media player 2.2.8 update
  • Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV in over 100 countries
  • Amazon Prime Video iOS app v5.0.1 (iOS 9 or later)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - About frame rate and dynamic range matching on Apple TV 4K (in tvOS 11.2)
    - If iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch unexpectedly restarts repeatedly on or after Dec 2, 2017
    - How to Deploy apps in a business environment with iTunes
    - Vintage and obsolete products listing

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