Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2020 Apple/Mac/macOS News, Tips and Tech Articles - xlr8yourmac.com
site logo
Archive of September 28 to October 2, 2020 News     Go to Current News Page

Mac Upgrades/Mods | Storage | Video | Audio/Home Theater | Tips/OS Updates/WiFi
= Recent Articles/Updates =

macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update
I've not seen a download page for it (yet), but Apple's released a Supplemental Update for macOS 10.14.6. The article about security content of macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update simply says "macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update for macOS Mojave includes the security content of Safari 14.0."

And as of Oct. 2, the download page for Security Update 2020-005 (Mojave) is back online.
(I'm sure many are leery of trying it again. Check Apple's Mojave forum for feedback.)
 

Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-005)
See details and download
(Previous macOS Nvidia drivers are on our Mac Nvidia Drivers downloads page.)

= from my sponsor =
2019 Mac Pro RAM Upgrades - up to 1.5 TB

TechTool Pro 12.0.4 Update
Micromat TechTool Pro 12.0.4 (use in app update check) lists these changes:
  • Added support for iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020).
  • Fixes and updates the to Battery Check test to address reported crashes.
  • Fixed reported issues with eDrive during the Partitioning phase.
  • Fixed reported TechTool Pro Daemon crash for Macs with NVMe hard drives.
  • Fixed a reported eDrive and TechTool Protogo booting issue for macOS 10.14 Mojave users.
  • Fixed eDrive to better handle CoreStorage volumes which are encrypted and/or case-sensitive.
  • Fixed detection issue of certain FaceTime internal cameras for the Video tool.
  • Added T2 controller chip detection notification into eDrive and TechTool Protogo.
  • Updated TechTool Pro 12 PDF Manual for English, French, German and Japanese localization.
  • Updated English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified) localization.
  • Updated databases for the Processor Check and Local Network tools.
  • Updated location and machine identification strings for Check Computer.
  • Other minor updates and enhancements.
Firefox 81.0.1 Update
October 1st posted Firefox 81.0.1 release notes lists many bug fixes and improvements.

= from my sponsor =
OWC's Clearance/Garage Sale has parts, upgrades and more.
Thunderbolt Drives, Video Cards, SSDs, Apple Gear, and Macs


Security Update 2020-005 Mojave and Safari 14.0 Pulled (now Back again)
(Update - as of Oct. 2nd check, the download page for Security Update 2020-005 is back online.)
Late posting this (not running Mojave), but JMan sent a note that due to problems reported, Apple pulled Security Update 2020-005 Mojave, and Safari 14.0 (for Mojave at least).
(He later said he had to reinstall 10.14.6, and later reapplied the updates OK.)
I disabled the Security Update 2020-005 Mojave download link (page was pulled) on last week's updates and added a note on the archived page post on Safari 14.0.
(I restored the link on Oct. 2nd after download page back online again.)
 
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later updated first) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
 
Other News, Reviews, Software Updates, and Tips (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.)

= From my Sponsor =
More Memory = A Faster Mac
Use our memory guide to see how much RAM your Mac can use and the cost.
Our installation videos make this a simple "DIY" job for almost any Mac.
Or Search for Upgrades for Your specific Mac Model

  
Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 21st to 25th, 2020 News Archive
  • macOS 10.15.7 Update info and downloads (Delta and Combo updaters)
  • Downloads of Security Update 2020-005 for Mojave and High Sierra
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.10 update (release notes).
  • Compressor 4.4.8 update (release notes).
  • Motion 5.4.7 update (release notes).
  • Download Pro Video Formats 2.1.3
  • Xcode 12.0.1 update.
  • iOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, tvOS 14.0.1, & watchOS 7.0.1 updates.
  • iMovie 10.1.16 Update for macOS 10.15.6 or later.
  • Firefox 81.0 and Firefox ESR 78.3 Updates.
  • Apple Buys Startup That Creates Radio-Like Stations for Podcasts.
  • 5 Mac Security Tips You Might Not Be Using.
  • Chrome 85.0.4183.121 Stable Channel Update (with 10 security fixes).
  • OWC's Flex 8 Thunderbolt Storage Makes a Difference One Story at a Time.
  • About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.21.
  • About the security content of iCloud for Windows 11.4.
  • Introducing OWC Mercury Pro LTO Tape Storage & Archiving Solution.
  • Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Reviews
  • Microsoft to acquire parent company of Bethesda software.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

sponsor ad

OWC XYM SPECIALS!
(Ad/Sale Items)

= UPGRADES by Model =
Upgrades for YOUR Mac!

= Refurb Mac Pros =
(Click for Current List)

= SSDs up to 4TB =
SSDs for Most Macs!

= ThunderBolt =
Drives, Docks & More

= HARD DRIVES =
Up to 12 TB HDD
HGST, WD, Seagate, Toshiba

= 2.5" HDs & DIY Kits =
Notebook Hard Drives and DIY drive/case kit bundles

= MEMORY =
Lifetime warranty RAM Upgrades!

= OPTICAL DRIVES =
Internal and External Superdrives/Blu-Ray drives

= VIDEO / DISPLAY =
Graphics cards, Displays, Adapters, Cables & more

= AUDIO ITEMS =
Interfaces, Cables, Software, Speakers, Headphones & more

= SOFTWARE =
Apps, Utilities, OS, VM, Games and more

= WIRELESS =
WiFi and Bluetooth Devices/Adapters/More

= Repair Service =
for iPhone, iPad, Macs

= iPad/iPhone/iPod =
Accessories, Cases, Docks & More

NuGuard KX Cases
*Extreme* Drop Tested!


XLR8YourMac T-Shirts
site t-shirt


= back to www.XLR8YOURMAC.com =
Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved
All brand or product names mentioned here are properties of their respective companies.
Legal: Site Privacy and terms of use.