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OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 02, 2018 09:36AM
.....end of last week....


Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 With eGPU Support, Business Chat in Messages, and More

.....Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, the fourth major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available on Apple's Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 comes more than two months after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, which brought fixes for the Spectre vulnerability.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 introduces bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that have been discovered since the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. The update brings support for Business Chat, which will allow you to interface with businesses like Wells Fargo and Lowe's right in the Messages app, and it includes official support for external graphics processors (eGPUs).

There are also several other small bug fixes and tweaks, as listed in the release notes:

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and it is recommended for all users. This update:

- Adds support for Business Chat conversations in Messages in the US
- Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPUs)
- Fixes graphics corruption issues affecting certain apps on iMac Pro
- Allows jumping to the right-most open tab using Command+9 in Safari
- Enables sorting Safari bookmarks by name or URL by right clicking and choosing "Sort by..."
- Fixes an issue that may prevent web link previews from appearing in Messages
- Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field in Safari
- Displays warnings in the Safari Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non-encrypted web pages
- Displays privacy icons and links to explain how your data will be used and protected when Apple features ask to use your personal information

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: [support.apple.com]
For more detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: [support.apple.com]
The update also introduces the smoke cloud wallpaper that was previously only available on the iMac Pro and it introduces a warning when opening up a 32-bit app as part of an effort to phase them out.

In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps "without compromises."



came out last Thursday...........?!



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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 02, 2018 12:51PM
It’s hard keeping track of updates to ignore.
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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: rz
Date: April 02, 2018 02:24PM
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ka jowct
It’s hard keeping track of updates to ignore.

smiley-laughing001

You said it sister.
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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: riley5108
Date: April 02, 2018 02:57PM
Mac Office 2011 appears to be only 32 bit so might be stuck with Sierra 10.12.6, which I just installed the latest security update 2018-0002.

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Newt
In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps "without compromises."

However, if that statement is correct/true Office 2011 might run under High Sierra.

Anyone know for sure?



- Riley
Southern Indiana, B-Town



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2018 03:01PM by riley5108.
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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: tenders
Date: April 02, 2018 03:01PM
I wonder how many more generations it will be before I see any tangible benefit over Sierra. There is literally zero benefit to High Sierra over Sierra.
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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 02, 2018 04:30PM
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tenders
I wonder how many more generations it will be before I see any tangible benefit over Sierra. There is literally zero benefit to High Sierra over Sierra.

But you’re missing out on the drawbacks!
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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: Golfer
Date: April 02, 2018 05:49PM
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riley5108
Mac Office 2011 appears to be only 32 bit so might be stuck with Sierra 10.12.6, which I just installed the latest security update 2018-0002.

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Newt
In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps "without compromises."

However, if that statement is correct/true Office 2011 might run under High Sierra.

Anyone know for sure?

Office 2008 still works, so I don't know why 2011 wouldn't. 10.13.4 and all my 32 bit apps still humming along.
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Re: OUT and about?!....Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.....
Posted by: riley5108
Date: April 03, 2018 05:35AM
Thanks Golfer!!
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Golfer
Office 2008 still works, so I don't know why 2011 wouldn't. 10.13.4 and all my 32 bit apps still humming along.

Appreciate an answer from someone running High Sierra.



- Riley
Southern Indiana, B-Town
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