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= Recent Articles/Updates =
|Safari Technology Preview 118 Update|
See the release notes for a complete list of improvements & bug fixes.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
|Firefox 84.0.2 and Firefox ESR 78.6.1 Updates
The Other News listing has Chrome 87.0.4280.141 update.
|Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later first)
- If you can't unlock settings in System Preferences
"While using macOS Big Sur 11.1, your Mac with Apple T2 Security Chip has an issue that requires resetting the SMC. System Preferences should accept your password after you reset the SMC."
A SMC reset was also reported to help with macOS 11.1 problems mounting external encrypted drives and with Touch ID problems some had after the Big Sur 11.1 update.
(As noted before, the M1 Macs don't have the Apple T2 chip.)
- I saw a reply in Apple's Mac mini forum saying that the M1 had an Intel Thunderbolt chip, but Apple's M1 press release clearly notes "An Apple-designed Thunderbolt controller with support for USB 4, transfer speeds up to 40Gbps, and compatibility with more peripherals than ever."
- Apple services entertain, inform, and connect the world in unprecedented year (pr)
- Brother Printer Drivers 4.1.1 for macOS (apple page)
- Just spotted this, but page is dated Dec. 19, 2020.
- Apple forum thread on Making a working M1 Mac External Boot Drive
- Later posts include a list of verified working parts.
(As noted before, some items that work with Intel-based Macs don't with a M1.)
- Tip for Printer Problems with M1 Chip Macs (run under Rosetta)
- Also includes general printer problem tips like resetting the print system.
- Apple Loses Copyright Claims Against 'Virtual iPhone' Maker (bloomberg)
|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, Updates, Reviews, PR, OT (later first)
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