Apple’s macOS 10.13.4 is here with full external GPU support, new privacy features and support for Business Chat in the U.S.

“Apple has released the 10.13.4 update for macOS,” Samuel Axon writes for Ars Technica. “This update adds external graphics card (eGPU) support for most recent Macs, implements Apple’s new approach to privacy that we already saw in iOS 11.3, and adds Business Chat in the United States.”

“Business Chat allows users to seek customer support and perform transactions with participating businesses using the Messages app,” Axon writes. “You can chat live with a representative, book appointments right inside Messages, and also pay for products and services with Apple Pay in the course of your conversation. The feature also launched on iOS.”

“Apart from eGPU support, the only other major feature is Apple’s new approach to privacy issues,” Axon writes. “As in iOS 11.3, Apple has added a special image that appears each time its software or services access what Apple deems to be personal data. This image is accompanied by a short summary of what information Apple is using and how, and you can click a link to see a much more detailed explanation.”

Axon writes, “It’s been a while since we’ve explored eGPUs, and this is the perfect time to do it…

Read more, and see the benchmarsk (2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, connected to a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box enclosure with AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, and an external LG 27UK850-W 4K monitor) in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Promising indeed!

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 – March 30, 2018

15 Comments

    1. But ours are thinner. Don’t you understand? They’re small and sleek. That’s why. Check them out. They look great!

      Have you tried the iPad? It’s the new computer. For reals. Dude.

  1. Then This Was Discovered:

    OMG, Seriously? – APFS Encrypted Plaintext Password found in ANOTHER (More Persistent!) macOS Log File

    Encryption passphrases are still left in logs: how Apple abuses its unified log

    IOW: APFS remains UNFINISHED. It’s literally handing over its keys. This is ridiculous. It’s entirely unworthy of Apple. In this case, they patched their first blunder by perpetrating a WORSE blunder. Apple Blunders®™ continue unabated.

    I’m sad. (;_;)

    Stupid ‘High’ Sierra.

  2. Still unable to download attachments in Apple Mail. This bug has been on-going since Sierra. Such a simple fix…yet $$$billions are seemingly just not enough.

  3. Lost the ability to unlock Mac with Applewatch setting removed in Security & Privacy. If these settings are active when an update is installed, they should remain active after the update.

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