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Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.9 Update (workaround for APFS disk image flaw)
Available via in-app update for CCC 5.x users. Info from the v5.0.9 release notes:
"This update implements a workaround for a serious flaw that we've discovered in macOS that can lead to data loss when using an APFS-formatted disk image. If you're running macOS High Sierra, please apply this update and review any tasks that back up to a disk image on a network volume. Note: this flaw applies to APFS disk images only - ordinary APFS volumes (e.g. your SSD startup disk) are not affected. Disk images are not used for most backup task activity, they are generally only applicable when making backups to network volumes."
More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including 30 day trial) at bombich.com.
Carbon Copy Cloner v4.1.21 Update (2 fixes/improvements)
Available as an in-app update for current 4.x users. Info from the CCC v4.1.21 release notes:
  • CCC now handles an undocumented Keychain Services error code that was occurring when CCC was trying to open its keychain for the first time (i.e. before the keychain yet exists). This resolves an issue that some High Sierra users might have encountered when trying to save a password to CCC's keychain.

  • 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."

  • Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR: (later added first)
    Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

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

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    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:
      Feb. 5th to 9th, 2018 News Archive
    • Carbon Copy Cloner v5.0.8 Release Notes (with bug fixes for v5.0.6)
    • VLC 3.0.0 "Vetinari" (major update) for Mac (OS X 10.7 or later)
    • Got a Spare Flash Drive? Build a RAID Array, Install Live Linux & More
    • Safari Technology Preview 49 Release Notes for macOS Sierra/High Sierra
    • Micromat MachineProfile 1.2.6 update details
    • Micromat Drive Scope 1.1.3 update details
    • Security updates available for Flash Player
    • Apple HomePod reviews roundup/summary
    • Apple adds a HomePod discussion forum
    • Macintosh Terminal Tricks (from the past)
    • Firefox 58.0.2 release notes
    • About VLC 3.0.0 Vetinari Release (many new features)
    • Prenotification Security Advisory for Adobe Acrobat and Reader
    • LG UP970 4K UHD Player Dolby Vision Firmware Update (third release)
    • How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features
    • Security and privacy testing of 5 Smart TVs
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - How to Set up and use HomePod
      - How to Use the touch controls on HomePod
      - Now to use Touch Accommodations on HomePod
      - How to Update HomePod
      - How to Reset HomePod
      - Using VoiceOver on HomePod
      - Troubleshooting If HomePod isn't responding
      - How to change settings for HomePod
      - How to use HomePod as a speakerphone
      - How to Use Personal Requests on HomePod
      - How to use Siri to play music or podcasts on your HomePod
      - How to do more with Siri on HomePod
      - How to control your home with Siri
      - How "Hey Siri" works with multiple devices
      - How to use the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
      - How to automate and remotely access HomeKit accessories
      - How to AirPlay audio

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