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Another Report on Radeon RX 580 8GB in a Mac Pro
Added a fifth report on stock (not flashed) Radeon RX 580 8GB in a Mac Pro.
Phil's report is another on a Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB in a Mac Pro 5,1 (12 core) running macOS 10.12.6. (3 others on Sapphire Pulse model, 1 on Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition.) Native driver support in macOS 10.12.6 or later and supports Apple Metal. (Not flashed so no boot screen until OS/driver loads.)
Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for 10.12.6/10.11.6 builds with Security Update 2018-002
See Details and Download Pages.
(This is the second driver update for these builds.)
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Final Cut Pro X 10.4.2 Update (bug fixes)
The Final Cut Pro v10.4.2 update includes 4 bug fixes (from release notes).
"Before installing a Final Cut Pro X update, verify that your system still meets
Apple also has an article on Final Cut Pro X system requirements. Then make sure to back up your current version of the Final Cut Pro X application and your Final Cut Pro libraries.
New in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.2
Fixes an issue in which selecting multiple clips using the Shift key or marquee selection could inadvertently select other clips in the timeline.
Fixes an issue in which XML import may not preserve color effect and color board settings.
Dragging events between libraries no longer uses XML and correctly copies all settings & media.
Removes unnecessary settings that were included in XML 1.7 export." graphics card compatibility.
(later added first)
Apple/products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR: FYI: Added a tip from Lars on problems he had installing Security Update 2018-001 (10.13.4). (His comments added below the updates info/links.)
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Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
(including one I missed last week.)
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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:
April 23rd to 27th, 2018 News Archive Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.4 build 17E202
Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4 (D/L), Safari updates, and iOS 11.3.1
Carbon Copy Cloner v5.1 Update (new features)
Watch Steve Jobs passionately defend his commitment to Apple in 1997
Visualizing Layers in Web Inspector (Safari Technology Preview)
Apple ends production of AirPort base stations
How to Quickly Free Up Mac Storage Space
Twitch (Game) reruns on macOS, Linux and iOS
AirDrop Tips for Mac and iOS Users
Web Inspector Styles Sidebar Improvements in Safari 11.1
Fortnite (Battle Royale) v3.6.0 (iOS 11 or later)
Video: Introducing the OWC Mercury Helios FX (eGPU Chassis)
VLC Media Player 3.0.2 released (bug fixes/faster decoding on macOS)
Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- How to use Activity Monitor on your Mac
- Choosing a Wi-Fi router to use with Apple devices
- How to record the screen on your Mac using Quicktime Player
- How to use Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC
- About the 'Trust This Computer' alert on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- How to get help with iOS update and restore errors
- How to use a firmware password on your Mac, with list of supported models
- Using Apple Pay in stores, within apps, and on the web
- Prepare for changes to macOS Server
- How to redownload apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store
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