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    Join me tonight at 7:00 p.m.Central (1:00 a.m. Monday GMT) for the weekly Mac-Forums video chat. Some of the content is still being determined but we'll have the usual forum roundup with a few user questions. We'll look at the root user vulnerability in macOS. answer an IOS security question and perhaps include a few other tips and tricks.

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    There is a documented security flaw / bug in macOS High Sierra which all users running High Sierra need to take steps to address. The bug, as described by MacRumors, was initially discovered by developer Lemi Ergin. The flaw makes it possible for someone to log into an administrator account using the “root” username and no password. The MacForums thread on this topic has been following this issue closely. As of November 29, 2017 Apple has since released on OS patch that should fix this issue but if for some reason you cannot install the update be sure to take steps to set a strong root password

    If you’re interested here’s a bit more details about the security patch Apple has released. The newest version go this patch is 17B1002. The previously released patch fixed the security problem but introduced some issues with file sharing.

    MacForums member neigh was wondering if the issues currently being experienced with the Apple Watch are the result of the recently identified macOS bug. See here. I’m not sure what’s causing the Apple Watch issues but they aren’t doe to the macOS security bug. The Apple Watch runs an operating system that it completely different from the OS on your Mac.

    If you’re experiencing issues with synching iMessage so that messages are in synch across devices check out this thread. Pay particular attention to post #2 by forum Administrator chscag. His suggestion is to open Settings on your IOS device. Now go to Messages>Text Message Forwarding and make sure other devices that you want to sync are listed there,

    Roman Loyola, Senior Editor at Macworld, has an article at techconnect describing how to save some money on Apple gear this holiday season by shopping the Apple Certified Refurbished Store. See his thoughts here.

    If you’d like to be able to surf the web using Apple TV you might be surprised by the lack of a web browser on Apple TV. Macworld presents us with three possible options; use of AirPlay to mirror the IOS screen to the Apple TV or using AirBrowser available from the IOS Store. A third option is discussed but it is not for the faint of heart and may not be worth it.
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    Join me at 7:00 p.m. tonight (1:00 a.m. Monday GMT) for the weekly forum video chat. We'll have a forum roundup, and an assortment of tips and tricks. The recent iTunes update has changed how and when it shows CD-related preferences. If you have a drive that High Sierra has converted to APFS I'll show you how to revert the drive to HFS+. There might be a few other tips as well.

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    Not much of a forum roundup this week. We are currently experiencing some database errors affecting forum operation.. When users attempt to enter a new post they are told there is a database error. If you then refresh the page the new post may appear in the thread. If you attempt to use the "Show New Posts options the results page often does not appear to update. If you look at the Sunday Chat thread for example, the thread itself shows this post but the summary which appears on the search page does not show this post.

    Kirk McElhearn, a.ka.a The iTunes Guy. has noticed a change in iTunes 12.7.2. In the past, the iTunes preferences have included some options for what happens when an optical disc is insert. After the recent iTunes 12.7.2 update these options are present if an optical drive (internal or external) is present. These options disappear if no optical drive is present.

    If you'd like to see the IOS device wallpapers included with IOS 11 and figure out how to use them, give this tip a quick read. Basically you are going into the Settings app on your IOS device and choose Wallpaper, From there, select the wallpaper you want to use. You can choose to use the wallpaper as your lock screen background, home screen background or both.

    If you've had battery life issues since updating to IOS 11 give these tips a read and see which ones improve your device's performance.

    Travel a lot and need current information about an upcoming flight? It's Safari and your IOS device to the rescue. Launch Safari and enter the airline and flight number into the search field. One of the first things that appears in the search results is a flight card (usually blue) with the arrival time, departure time and gate information.

    Resetting the restrictions passcode on your IOS device
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Join me tonight 7:00 p.m. (1:00 a.m GMT) for the weekly Mac-Forums video chat. We'll have the forum roundup, a bit of early info about restoring an OS on the new iMac Pro if problems arise during updates, steps to take before selling your IOS device, moving apps in IOS 11, and whatever else comes to mind.

    Show notes will be up tomorrow
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    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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