|Archive of January 25th to 29th, 2021 News Go to Current News Page|
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|Safari Technology Preview 119|
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.)
|HomePod Software Update 14.4|
About HomePod Software Updates notes version 14.4 includes bug fixes
and the following new features with an Ultra Wideband (U1) equipped iPhone.
- Hand off music with visual, audible, & haptic effects from iPhone to HomePod mini.
- Get personalized listening suggestions on iPhone when it is next to HomePod mini.
- Media controls automatically appear without having to unlock iPhone when it is close to HomePod mini.
|Xcode 12.4, iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, watchOS 7.3 (with Security Fixes)|
(Apple says the OS updates fix an issue reported to have been actively exploited.)
|TechTool Pro 13.0.2 Update|
Micromat TechTool Pro 13.0.2 (use in app update check) lists these changes:
- Added support for macOS 11 'Big Sur'.
- Fixed a crash of Battery Check test when updating & searching for Wi-Fi devices.
- Fixed an issue detecting Boot Camp partitions which reside on an APFS volume.
- Fixed issues with multiple users in the login window for a Mac OS X Basic device.
- Fixed a Battery Check crasher reported by users of Mac OS X 10.11 'El Capitan'.
- Fixed battery manufacturer date for new iOS devices which were introduced this year.
- Fixed the Check Computer configuration window to correctly support the Data partition for the File Structures test.
- Fixed Check Computer configuration suites menu when booted from a TechTool Protogo Basic profile device or eDrive.
- Fixed Snapshot Usage feature in the TechTool Protection to correctly create snapshots according to user settings.
- Added a warning dialog for Macs with T2 chip for TechTool Protogo & eDrive.
- Added support for Home directories on external volumes for MacOS Basic profile devices.
- Updated Disk Speed tool icon.
- Updated model identification strings for the Check Computer configuration panel.
- Updated Snapshot Recovery APFS snapshot deletion routine for improved performance.
- Updated Sparkle to version 1.24.0 for the Check for Update feature.
- Updated English, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Chinese (Simplified) localization.
- Updated Battery Check status in Battery Check feature of TechTool Protection system preference for parity with the application.
- Updated Battery Check toolTips to dynamically update the iOS version when a devices operating system is updated.
- Other minor updates and enhancements.
|Firefox 85.0 and Firefox ESR 78.7 Updates
|Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later first)
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|Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
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|Other News, Firmware/Software Updates, PR, OT (later added 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:
January 18th to 22nd, 2021 News Archive
- VLC Media Player 3.0.12 Update for Mac.
- VirtualBox 6.1.18 Update (with Big Sur Optimizations).
- Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.3 Update.
- Micromat Drive Scope 1.2.10 adds Big Sur Compatibility.
- macOS 11.1 iCloudNotificationAgent 95+% CPU, 1.9+ Million Faults.
- Apple Plans Thinner MacBook Air with MagSafe, MacBook Pro with SD Card slot.
- How to Edit Videos in macOS Big Sur's Photos App.
- Apple's First Headset to Be Niche Precursor to Eventual AR Glasses.
- How to Take Advantage of Advanced Photo Editing in macOS Big Sur.
- Chrome 88.0.4324.96 Stable Channel Update.
- 03.21.16 Firmware Update for LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs.
- OWC Acquires LumaForge and Jellyfish Technologies.
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
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