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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, September 30, 2017


  • "An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy firmware hacks: At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too."  Ars Technica 9/29
  • "Critical EFI Code in Millions of Macs Isn't Getting Apple's Updates" Wired 9/29
  • "Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to 'firmware' attacks" Reuters 9/29
  • "Apple computers are at risk from flawed updates, researchers find: Your Mac should be getting these patches automatically. But it may not be, and that could spell trouble." CNET 9/29
  • "Apple Mac Firmware Updates Are Quietly Failing and No One Knows Why" Fortune 9/29
  • "Failed updates leave Mac computers at risk from targeted attacks on firmware" BetaNews 9/29
  • "PSA: You can't yet edit iOS 11 iPhone video in FCP X, fix likely coming soon" 9to5Mac 9/29
  • "Warning: Final Cut Pro X Isn't Compatible With iOS 11"s New H.265 High Efficiency Video Codec" MacTrast 9/29
  • "Some Macs are missing updates, and you might never realize" SlashGear 9:31 PM
  • "APFS in High Sierra causing problems for Unity Engine, Cities: Skylines, Civilization V, more" AppleInsider 9/29
  • "How to create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer drive: Put the macOS High Sierra on an external USB thumb drive or hard drive and use it to install the operating system on a Mac." Macworld 9/29
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Web Searching" MacMost 9/29
  • "Apple: Macintosh a better platform for 3D animation than Amiga" OSNews 9/29
  • "macOS 10.13 High Sierra discussion includes Siri, voices, and geolocation issues; various user interface issues (and options); file-sharing issues (SMB, AFP, etc.); Apple Watch unlock; installers, stubs and App Store issues; firmware and Mac Pro systems; stealthy, unwanted preference changes; file system issues (APFS vs. HFS+) and more." MacInTouch 9/29
Press Releases
  • "Supported iOS 11: Cisdem Release iPhone Recovery Mac 3.5.0" Cisdem 1:02 PM
  • "Fixing an Important High Sierra Incompatibility" Rogue Amoeba 9/29
  • "Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 9/29
  • "Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Twinmotion 2018, IrisVR and more..." Architosh 9/29