|Archive of January 11th to 15th, 2021 News Go to Current News Page|
Mac Upgrades/Mods | Storage | Video | Audio/Home Theater | Tips/OS Updates/WiFi
= Recent Articles/Updates =
|Updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for Mac and iOS|
(Mac apps require macOS 10.15 or later. iOS apps require iOS 13.1 or later.)
All updates at app store say they contain "Stability and Performance Improvements".
|Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.2 Update|
Changes in MachineProfile version 1.4.2 (use in-app update check):
(Previous version 1.4.1 added support for M1 Macs and Big Sur.)
- Fixed Processor Speed information for Apple Silicon Macs.
- Fixed incorrect internal battery condition.
- Added support for Macs with a connected eGPU.
- Added new feature icons to the application toolbar.
- Updated macOS 11 'Big Sur' versioning method.
- Updated power adapter detection support.
- Updated machine and location identification strings.
- Other minor fixes and enhancements.
|iOS 12.5.1 / iPadOS 12.5.1 Update|
Info from the release notes:
"This update fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could incorrectly display logging profile language."
(Apple's Security Updates page says this update has no published CVE entries.)
|Apple/Products related News, Rumors, Tips, Updates, PR (later first)
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|Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
- If your Mac starts up to Options with a gear icon
- How to reinstall macOS
- with separate instructions for Apple silicon Macs and Intel CPU Macs.
- Accept preinstalled Pro Apps on your new Mac
- Fonts included with macOS Big Sur
- Resolve issues between iTunes and third-party security software
- removed "for Windows" from iTunes in title, and was previously 'Archived'.
- Migrate your Aperture libraries to Photos or Adobe Lightroom Classic
(As of Jan, 15, 2021 rev date, some links are to articles no longer online. A later revision removed those links.)
- Identify your MacBook Pro model
- If you can't install macOS Big Sur on certain 13" MacBook Pros from 2013 & 2014
"Follow these steps if you can't install macOS Big Sur on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) or MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014).
The article includes steps to try and solve the problem.
When you install macOS Big Sur on these Mac models, the installer might say that the update cannot be installed on this computer, or your Mac might start up to a blank screen or circle with a line through it..."
- If you need to install Rosetta on your Mac
(Rosetta 2 translates Apps made for Intel-based Macs to run on Apple Silicon Macs)
- About Startup Security Utility (for Macs with Apple T2 Chip)
- Mac keyboard shortcuts
- Play HDR video on Mac
- Includes a list of Mac models that support HDR.
- How to use Screen Time on your Mac
- Move your data from a Windows PC to a Mac
- originally titled "About Windows Migration Assistant"
- How to Use Handoff to continue tasks on your other devices
- Add your Desktop and Documents files to iCloud Drive
- Access iCloud Drive files from your iPhone and other devices
- Measuring and calibrating Apple Pro Display XDR
- How to set up your HomePod, HomePod mini, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub
|Other News, Updates, Reviews, and PR
- Adobe security bulletins on updates for Photoshop (APSB21-01), Illustrator (APSB21-02), Animate (APSB21-03), InCopy (APSB21-05), and Bridge (APSB21-07).
(In most cases only Windows ver. was vulnerable, but updates available for Mac & Windows.)
- Microsoft January 2021 Patch Tuesday (isc.sans)
- patches for 83 vulnerabilities, 10 critical.
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- OWC Announces New Thunderbolt™ Dock (sponsor pr)
- OWC Announces High-Powered 6 Port USB-C Travel Dock E for Macs, PCs, iPads, Tablets, or Phones (sponsor pr)
- OWC Announces World's First U.2 Carrier Shuttle for 3.5" Drive Bays (sponsor pr)
- Cubase 11: More Customizable, More Inspirational, More Productive (yamaha)
"Steinberg unveils Cubase 11, update to the award-winning music production system".
- Yamaha RX-A2A/V6A/V4A, TSR-700/TSR-400 Receivers Firmware Update
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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:
January 4th to 8th, 2021 News Archive
- Safari Technology Preview 118 Update.
- Firefox 84.0.2 and Firefox ESR 78.6.1 Updates.
- Tip for unlocking settings in Big Sur 11.1 System Preferences.
- Tip for problems mounting encrypted drives in macOS 11.1.
- Tip for Touch ID Problems in macOS 11.1.
- Brother Printer Drivers 4.1.1 for macOS.
- How to Quickly Block an Email Address on Mac.
- Making a working M1 Mac External Boot Drive.
- How to Use the Privacy Report in Safari 14.
- Tips for Printer Problems with M1 Chip Macs.
- The Top Mac Malware Types and Adware Tricks of 2020.
- Chrome 87.0.4280.141 Stable Channel Update.
- OWC Thunderbolt 3 10GbE Ethernet Adapter Review.
- The Top 14 Things People Really Want to Know About Thunderbolt.
- 03.21.09 Firmware Update for 2020 LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs.
- 05.30.02 Update for 2018 LG B8/C8/E8/W8 OLED TVs.
- Yamaha RIVAGE PM Editor V4.7.0 for macOS 10.15 to 10.13.
- Yamaha RIVAGE PM Firmware V4.70.
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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