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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.18 Update Release Notes
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Full D/L at bombich.com.
(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.
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Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
 

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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:
    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

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