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Little Snitch version 5.0.4 Update
Dec. 1st dated Little Snitch 5.0.4 update for macOS Big Sur.
The release notes lists improvements, bug fixes and known issues.
(The "Known Issues" list with Big Sur 11.0.1 notes 2 items are fixed in macOS 11.1.
And lists incompatibile 3rd party software, including security related apps & Ad blockers.)
Apple Pro Display XDR Firmware Update 4.2.30
Info from Apple's What's new in firmware updates for the Pro Display XDR.
Display Firmware 4.2.30
- Adds support for in-field recalibration of the display using Pro Display XDR Calibrator. Enables specific color workflows that may require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer. Learn more.

- Minor stability improvements.

Requires macOS 10.15.6 or later.

The article includes how to check your display firmware version.
(If your XDR Display Presets are missing after an update, see this tip.)
Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.1 Update
Changes in MachineProfile version 1.4.1 (use in-app update check):
  • Updated for macOS 11 "Big Sur" support.
  • Added Apple Silicon processor support.
  • Added MacBook Air (M1, 2020) support.
  • Added MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) support.
  • Added Mac mini (M1, 2020) support.
  • Now requires OS X 10.9 'Mavericks' or greater.
  • Fixed generic volume icon issue in Drives tab.
  • Updated machine and location identification strings.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
iPhone 11 Display Replacement Program for Touch Issues
Apple has a iPhone 11 Display Module Replacement Program for Touch Issues.
Here's a clip from the program page:
"Apple has determined that a small percentage of iPhone 11 displays may stop responding to touch due to an issue with the display module. Affected devices were manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020.

If your iPhone 11 has been exhibiting this issue, please use the serial number checker (on linked page) to see if your device is eligible for this program. If so, Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will provide service, free of charge."

See linked program page for details on the service process.
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR

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Other News, and Software/Firmware Updates (later 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:
    November 23rd to 27th, 2020 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.23 Update.
  • Windows Migration Assistant v2.3.0.0 for Big Sur.
  • Little Snitch version 5.0.3 Update.
  • Why Are The Memory Options So Limited on New M1 Macs?
  • Developers say App Store Small Business Program is good for business.
  • Teardown & Benchmarks: M1 Mac mini, MacBook Pro, & MacBook Air.
  • How to Use the New Control Center in macOS Big Sur.
  • Webkit blog article on MediaRecorder API.
  • iOS Chrome for iOS version 87.0.4280.77 (for iOS 12.2 or later).
  • Pixelmator for iOS version 2.6.3.
  • What Is Apple's "Thunderbolt / USB 4" vs. PC-Windows Thunderbolt 4?
  • Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver V2.0.4 for Mac macOS 10.15-10.12.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
    - Mac computers with Apple silicon.
    - About macOS Recovery on Intel-based Mac computers.
    - How to Reset NVRAM or PRAM on your Mac (Intel-CPU Macs).
    - How to Reset the SMC of your Mac (Intel-CPU Macs).
    - Enterprise management of legacy system extensions in Big Sur.

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