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Archive of May 10th to 14th, 2021 News (later items first) Go to Current News Page

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Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.27 Update
(FYI - On May 18th they released version 6.0.)
See CCC 5.1.27 release notes for details on fixes and improvements -
including Bootable backups on Apple Silicon Macs running macOS Big Sur 11.3 & later.
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VLC Media Player 3.0.14 Update
(Update: They've now posted 3.0.14 for Mac. Earlier info on v3.0.13 follows.)
Info from the VLC news page on VLC for Mac version 3.0.13:
"3.0.13 improves the network shares and adaptive streaming support, fixes some MP4 audio regressions, fixes some crashes on Windows & macOS and fixes security issues. More details on the release page."
Download available from the VLC Media Player for Mac page. (Requires macOS 10.7.5 or later and 64-bit Intel-based Mac. VLC for older OS X versions are listed down the linked page.)

(FYI: A day after 3.0.13, they posted v3.0.14 due to an automatic update bug for Windows.)

Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, and PR

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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, Software/Firmware Updates, and PR (later 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:
    May 3rd to 7th, 2021 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 124.
  • Safari 14.1 revised (new build numbers with security fixes).
  • About macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 (build 20E241).
  • M1 mac mini firmware version after macOS 11.3.1 update.
  • macOS 11.3.1 fixed CVM server crashes from DVD disc Playback.
  • iOS 14.5.1, iPadOS 14.5.1, iOS 12.5.3, & watchOS 7.4.1 (security fixes).
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.26 Update.
  • Micromat Drive Scope 1.2.12 update.
  • Clean Up Your Desktop with Mission Control Spaces in Big Sur.
  • Odd Tip shows up to 67% Faster External SSD Performance with M1 Mac.
  • Article on new WebKit Features in Safari 14.1.
  • Firefox 88.0.1 (bug and security fixes).
  • Firefox ESR 78.10.1 includes a security fix.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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