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Archive of April 4th to 8th, 2022 News     Go to Current News Page

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Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 11 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 14.0 or later.)
Micromat TechTool Pro 15.0.3 Update
Info on changes in TechTool Pro 15.0.3.
  • Added Mac Studio support.
  • Fixed an incorrect manufacturer build year for iMac (21.5-inch, 2017).
  • Fixed missing cache gauge reading for M1 Max processors.
  • Fixed a soft crash in Volume Structures test when selecting a volume.
  • Fixed Volume Rebuild tool to correctly set custom volume icon upon completion.
  • Updates to the Volume Rebuild tool specifically for Mac OS Extended (HFS+) volumes.
  • Updates to the Video Memory test for gathering Video Card Details.
  • Updated Internet Speed tool to display readings which are higher value than 1000 Mbps.
  • Removed the automatic add/remove of the application icon from the macOS Dock.
  • Added support for iPhone SE (3rd gen) & iPad Air (5th gen) in the Battery Check test.
  • Added the ability to perform a Force Unmount Volume in the Volume Structures test.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
System requirements from the TechTool Pro 15 page:
- Apple Silicon and Intel-based Macs.
- OS X 10.11 through macOS 12 "Monterey".
Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.11 update
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)
Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.11 update changes:
  • Added Mac Studio M1 Max and M1 Ultra support.
  • Fixed an incorrect manufacturer build year for iMac (21.5-inch, 2017).
  • Addressed a potential application crash in the Drives tab.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements (from product page):
- Intel & Apple Silicon Macs, OS X 10.9 or later, including macOS 12 Monterey.
Firefox 99.0, Firefox ESR 91.8 and iOS Firefox 99.0 Updates
(Download links on release notes and App store pages.)
Safari Technology Preview 143
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, and PR (later added first)
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This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS Users.
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates & troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    March 28th to April 1st, 2022 News Archive
  • macOS Monterey 12.3.1 Update (Bug & Security fixes).
  • Some report 12.3.1 Display fixes, others have new problems.
  • iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 (Bug fixes & Security fixes).
  • tvOS 15.4.1 and watchOS 8.5.1 (Bug fixes & Security fixes).
  • HomePod Software Update 15.4.1 (bug fixes).
  • How to Check Mac Memory Usage.
  • Apple Business Essentials now available for small businesses.
  • How to Install iOS and iPadOS Apps on an M.x Mac.
  • How to Add LUTs for Color Grading in Premiere Pro.
  • How to Upgrade Mac Storage.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
    - If your External Display isn't detected or appears blurry on your Mac.
    - If your Apple devices aren't getting Apple push notifications.
    - Use the Files app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
    - How to set up and use HomePod mini and HomePod.
    - Find out which macOS your Mac is using.
    - About iCloud Private Relay.

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