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Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.19 Update
See CCC 5.1.19 release notes for details on fixes and improvements.
(Available via in-app update or full download at bombich.com/download.)
 
macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update for 16-inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 5600M
Apple released a macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update for the 16" MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 5600M GPU option. Available via software update or this download page that lists it as 3.16 GB.
(The download page says "macOS Catalina 10.15.5 supplemental update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users." Same wording as the original 10.15.5 supplemental update that was listed as 1.02 GB.) As of post time, the new update's download page has a bad link to Apple security updates page.
 
VLC Media Player Updates for Mac and iOS
VLC Media Player for Mac version 3.0.11 and iOS version 3.2.11.
Info from the VLC news page on version 3.0.11 (general release):
"VideoLAN is now publishing the VLC 3.0.11 release, which improves HLS playback and seeking certain m4a files as well as AAC playback. Additionally, this solves an audio rendering regression on macOS when pausing playback and adds further bug fixes. Additionally, a security issue was resolved. More information on the release page."
Here's info on fixes in VLC 3.0.11:
VLC 3.0.11 Fixes
  • Fixes HLS regressions.
  • Fixes a potential crash on startup on macOS.
  • Fixes imprecise seeking in m4a files.
  • Fixes a crash when listing bluray mountpoints on macOS.
  • Avoid unnecessary permission warnings on macOS.
  • Fixes permanent silence on macOS after pausing playback.
  • Fixes AAC playback regression.
  • Fixes resampling on Android.
  • And a security issue.
  • Here's info from the VLC for Mobile (iOS) version 3.2.11 app store page:
    • Fix adding new item to playlists.
    • Update Dutch translation.

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    Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)
    This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
    Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
     
    Other News, Software/Firmware Updates, Reviews, Tips, 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:
      June 8th to 12th, 2020 News Archive
    • Logic Pro X 10.5.1 Update (long list of fixes/improvements)
    • Logic Remote iOS App version 1.4.1 Update
    • Safari Technology Preview 108 (download for Mojave & Catalina)
    • Apple reveals lineup for its biggest-ever Worldwide Developers Conference
    • Apple to Launch Mac Trade-in Program at U.S. Retail Stores
    • Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Mac Chips at WWDC
    • Avid Pro Tools fan comments on Logic Pro X 10.5 features
    • Introducing New 4TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
    • Pixelmator for iOS version 2.5.5 (bug fixes)
    • Envoy Pro EX Now Supports All Thunderbolt 3 Equipped Macs
      (See note on updating offer for existing owners)
    • Open Broadcaster Software Chapter 2: Installing & Configuring the App
    • Video Production with OBS: What It Is & Why You Should Use It
    • Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player, Experience Manager, and Framemaker
    • 04.80.03 Firmware for LG C9/E9/W9 OLED TVs (Airplay improvements, more)
    • 03.00.70 Firmware for 2020 LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs (eARC fix)
    • Geekbench 5.2 Update
    • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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