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Safari Technology Preview 127
See the release notes for a list of new features and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed in Big Sur, use software update in System Prefs.)
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.2 Update
See CCC 6.0.2 release notes for a long list of fixes/improvements.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at
Little Snitch 5.2.2 Update
June 29 dated Little Snitch 5.2.2 update for macOS Big Sur.
The release notes say "This version fixes a crash in Network Monitor when the "Make Connections Private" action was invoked from the context menu".
Apple/Products related News, Updates, and Tips
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.1.2 (app store link, macOS 10.14.4 or later)
    (No info on fixes in v2.1.2. Previous v2.1 info follows.)
    "Pixelmator Pro 2.1 Coral adds the ability to automatically crop photos using machine learning, brings a way to quickly fill any layer with a color using the magic of drag and drop, includes a redesigned Paint tool and an improved Type tool, and much more."

  • Mac Finder: Tips & Tricks to Get You Up and Running Quickly (sponsor blog)

  • Apple forum post with Tip for Problems with Software Update/installing Rosetta 2:
    "... my contact with an Apple T2 technician produced a solution right out of left field. I explained to him that not only would Rosetta not install, but also that Apple > About this Mac > Software Update would not detect or allow updates. This provided the clue to get Rosetta installed.
    The solution was to open System Preferences > Date and Time, then unlock padlock and enter password. Tick the "Set date and time automatically" box which uses the Apple site Then check that time and date are correct. Then check that Time Zone is set automatically and that your correct time zone is displayed. Go out of System Prefs and now the Intel file which needs Rosetta should open successfully."
    (I would think most users would have those auto Date/Time settings as default.)

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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, Tips, and Firmware Updates for LG TVs
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:
    June 21st to 25th, 2021 News Archive
  • Apple posts OS X 10.7 Lion & OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Installers.
  • VLC Media Player 3.0.16 Update.
  • A Look at M1 Mac-only Features for macOS Monterey.
  • Xcode 12.5.1 (for macOS 11.0 or later).
  • How to Use Spatial Audio With Dolby Atmos in Apple Music on a Mac.
  • Firefox 89.0.2 release notes.
  • Sony A8/A9 Series OLED TVs Firmware Update 6.5066.
  • Chrome 91.0.4472.123/.124 Stable Channel Update.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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