|Archive of July 22nd to 26th, 2019 News Go to Current News Page|
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|macOS 10.14.6, Security Updates for 10.13.6/10.12.6, Safari 12.1.2 (Info/Downloads)|
See Details and Downloads of the Updates plus related articles including Safari 12.1.2 security update. (10.14.6 includes Safari 12.1.2, available via software update for 10.13.6/10.12.6.).
(FYI - Apple pulled July 22nd Security Update 2019-004 due to problems, then reposted it July 29th.)
iOS 12.4, iOS 10.3.4, iOS 9.3.6, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, Apple TV 7.3.1 Updates
Also down the above page are release notes/security fixes for iOS 12.4, iOS 10.3.4, iOS 9.3.6, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and 3rd Generation Apple TV 7.3.1 updates.
|Apple Pulled Security Update 2019-004 Due to Wake from Sleep Problems|
Apple pulled the July 22nd Security Update 2019-004 for both macOS 10.13.6 and 10.12.6 downloads due to problems (kernel panics on wake from sleep for example), and then rereleased them with a fix on July 29th.
Some think the problems with the original update may have affected T1 and T2 chip Macs. (2016 - 2019 MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar, 2018 Mini, 2018-2019 MacBook Air, 2017 iMac Pro.) I saw several posts that said even an erase and restore from a Time Machine backup made before the update did not solve the problems. (The July 29th rerelease seems to solve that for most.)
(The new release of this update are later macOS build numbers, which means users of Nvidia's web graphics drivers will need another driver update for any user that installs it. Nvidia released new Driver updates on July 30th/31st - see below.)
|Nvidia web Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6|
- See Details and Download.
(Driver updated July 30th for the July 29th rerelease Security Update 2019-004 build.)
|Nvidia web Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.12.6|
- See Details and Download.
(Driver updated July 31st for the July 29th rerelease Security Update 2019-004 build.)
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- Safari Technology Preview 88 Release Notes (webkit.org)
- Download available for macOS Catalina betas and macOS Mojave.
(If previous version installed, use software update in system prefs.)
- How to Create a Bootable macOS Catalina Installer (sponsor blog)
(Here's Apple's create a bootable installer for Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan)
- Pixelmator Pro version 1.4 (Hummingbird)
"Pixelmator Pro 1.4 Hummingbird adds an incredibly powerful Photos extension, transforming your Photos app into an advanced, layer-based image editor, includes an all-new Zoom tool, an improved Crop tool, and a whole lot more."
- GeekBench 4.4.1 released (blog post)
- v4.4.1 updates comparison results to include the latest Android, iOS devices.
- Apple Xcode 10.3 (app store)
- Company of Heroes 2 updated with community-driven Commanders (feral interactive)
- Company Of Heroes 2 - Mac & Linux Support & Patch Information (steam forum)
- Mac Company of Heroes 2 Collection v1.3.4 (App store, macOS 10.14 or later)
- Incorporates all changes from Relic Entertainment's Commander Revamp, USF Tech Update and Commander Update.
- Fixes a number of minor issues.
- Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: the new normal (verge)
- How to Upgrade/Replace the SATA Drive in a 21.5-inch iMac (2019) (video)
- OWC August Garage Sale- up to 4TB SSDs, RAM, More (sponsor sale)
- Trump says No Apple tariff waivers or relief for Mac Pro parts made in China (cnbc)
- LEGO® DC Super-Villains for macOS coming July 30th (feral interactive)
- Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business (press release)
- Developer News: Reality Composer beta 3 (1M87d)
- OWC Releases Dock Ejector App version 1.1 (sponsor blog)
- Pro Audio: Comparing the Best DAW Software Options for Recording (sponsor blog)
(Avid Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Ableton Live, Presonus Studio One, more)
- Apple Hires Tesla Engineer With Interior Design Experience (bloomberg)
|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, Tips, Updates, Reviews, OT (later added first)|
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
July 15th to 19th, 2019 News Archive
- Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.10 Beta 3 (Catalina compatible)
- Mini-ITX Core i9-9900K Hackintosh Benchmarks Updated
- Firefox 68.0.1 and ESR 68.0.1 Updates (macOS Catalina compatible)
- Little Snitch 4.4.2 Update (Hotfix for v4.4.1/security update)
- GeekBench 4.4.0 update (bug fixes)
- MainStage 3.4.3 Update
- Tomb Raider for macOS updated to 64-bit
- How to Upgrade/Replace the Memory in a 21.5-inch iMac (2019)
- Apple silently updating Macs again to remove insecure software from Zoom's partners
- Microsoft Office for Mac Version 16.27 (see release notes)
- What Apple's products could look like without Jony Ive leading design
- A Congressman asks Apple about those iCloud storage alert pop-ups
- Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - July 2019 (includes Java)
- Freeware VM VirtualBox 6.0.10 Update
- Chrome (browser) 75.0.3770.142 stable channel update
- SecureData SecureDrive BT External Drive Review
- Spears & Munsil UltraHD Benchmark Articles and Guides
- Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- Updating AMD graphics drivers for Windows in Boot Camp.
- About encrypted backups in iTunes.
- How to install Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp.
- About the Apple T2 Security Chip.
- How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC).
- Find the right power adapter and cable for your Mac notebook.
- If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or device is disabled.
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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