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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
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.
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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