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Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.16 Update
See CCC 5.1.16 release notes for details on 15 fixes/improvements.
(Available via in-app update or full download at bombich.com/download.)
 
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases (updated March 31st).
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.5 beta (19F53f)
  • iOS 13.4.5 beta (17F5034c)
  • iPadOS 13.4.5 beta (17F5034c)
  • tvOS 13.4.5 beta (17L5533c)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are shortly after developer releases.)
 
Little Snitch 4.5 Update
March 30th version 4.5 update to Little Snitch. They note "This release brings new features and improvements requested by users, after a few months of focussing on compatibility with macOS Catalina..." The release notes lists a redesigned Research Assistant, and improvements in Connection Alert, Network Monitor, Little Snitch Configuration and other general improvements and fixes.

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Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Update
Pixelmator Pro version 1.6 "Magenta" (for macOS 10.13 or later, with 64-bit processor) includes a long list of improvements/new features and fixes. (See linked app store page for details.)
 
Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-002)
- See Details and Download of driver 387.10.10.10.40.135.
 
Safari Technology Preview 103 Released
March 26th, 2020 Safari Technology Preview 103 Release Notes lists improvements to Web Inspector, Web API, CSS, Page loading, Back-Forward Cache, JavaScript, and Bug Fixes.
Download available for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
 
Apple Pro Display XDR Firmware Update 2.2.2   [= skip =]
Info from Apple's What's new in firmware updates for the Pro Display XDR.
Learn about changes and features included in Display Firmware 2.2.2, the most recent firmware update to Pro Display XDR.

When a firmware update is available for your Pro Display XDR, you might be prompted to restart to apply the update. Otherwise, the update is applied the next time you disconnect and reconnect your display from power or your computer.

Display Firmware 2.2.2

  • Adds support for customized Pro Display XDR reference modes that you can tailor to specific workflow needs by setting color gamut, white point, luminance, and transfer function options.
    Learn more. (link is to "Use reference modes with your Pro Display XDR", updated March 25th.)

  • Minor stability improvements.

    Check your firmware version
    To check the firmware version of your Pro Display XDR, choose Apple menu > About This Mac, click System Report, then click Graphics/Displays. In the Pro Display XDR section, the firmware version is listed next to Display Firmware Version. "

  • Saw some reports in the Apple forum on XDR Display not updating to 2.2.2.
     
    macOS 10.15.4 Update, and Security Update 2020-002 for Mojave and High Sierra
    - See Details and Update Downloads.
     
    Safari 13.1, iOS/iPadOS 13.4, iOS 12.4.6, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2/5.2.6, 3rd Gen Apple TV 7.5
    - See Release Notes and Security Fixes.
     
    Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)   [= skip =]
    Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later added first)   [= skip =]
    Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
     
    Other News, Software Updates, Tips, Reviews, OT (later added first)
    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/driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      March 16th to 20th, 2020 News Archive
    • Apple intros 2020 MacBook Air, Updated Mac Mini and new iPad Pro
    • SoftRAID 5.8.3 Update adds workaround to address a macOS 10.15 issue.
    • Security Updates for Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Reader, Experience Manager
    • How to Test an Issue in Another User Account on Your Mac
    • DisplayLink macOS App PREVIEW v0.5 BETA for macOS Catalina
    • OWC RADiO: Configuring the New Mac Pro (
    • Chrome 80.0.3987.149 stable channel update (13 security fixes)
    • How to Choose a UPS for Your Computer System
    • Important FW Update for Yamaha THR10II/THR30II Wireless Guitar Amps
    • A Response to COVID-19 from OWC Founder/CEO
    • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
      - Mac Startup key combinations.
      - How to use the floating keyboard on your iPad.
      - Apple's Vintage and obsolete products listing updated.
      - How to Identify the ports on your Mac.
      - Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points.
      - How to set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad.
      - If Personal Hotspot is not working on your iPhone or iPad.
      - What to do if your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is lost or stolen.

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