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Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.14 Update
See CCC 5.1.14 release notes for details on 13 fixes/improvements.
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Apple's New 16-inch MacBook Pro   [= Skip =]
Apple has a press release on the new MacBook Pro 16.

The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Featuring a new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm travel for a more satisfying key feel, the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever in a Mac notebook. The 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 Security Chip...

More Advanced Thermal Design
The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses the most advanced thermal architecture ever in a Mac notebook to enable the system to run at higher power for sustained periods of time. The sophisticated fan design features a larger impeller with extended blades along with bigger vents, resulting in a 28 percent increase in airflow, while the heat sink is 35 percent larger, enabling significantly more heat dissipation than before. Together, these advancements in cooling capacity allow the 16-inch MacBook Pro to sustain up to 12 more watts during intensive workloads than the previous design.

Next-Generation Graphics
Graphics performance is critical to pros, whether they're creating the next big game title, rendering a complex 3D scene or color grading a blockbuster film. The 16-inch MacBook Pro features new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics - the first 7nm mobile discrete GPUs for pro users. Paired with GDDR6 video memory and with an 8GB VRAM option for the first time, pro users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks faster than ever. Customers who choose the standard configuration will see 2.1 times faster graphics performance than the previous standard configuration. Those who opt for the highest-end graphics options will see up to 80 percent faster performance than the previous high-end configuration.

First 8TB Notebook
For pros with massive asset libraries and large projects that need even more storage in a notebook, the new MacBook Pro doubles the SSD storage to 512GB and 1TB on standard configurations. And for the first time, MacBook Pro can be configured with a staggering 8TB of storage - the largest SSD ever in a notebook...

Pricing and Availability
Starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through and the Apple Store app. It will be in Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in the US later this week and coming soon to stores around the world. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at" More details at the MacBook Pro 16" Tech Specs page.

Updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for Mac and iOS
(All list changes as "This update contains stability and performance improvements.")

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Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later revised first) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Security Updates for Adobe Illustrator CC, Animate CC, Bridge CC, Media Encoder
November 12th Adobe security bulletins on updates for Illustrator CC (APSB19-36), Animate CC (APSB19-34), Media Encoder (APSB19-52) and Bridge CC (APSB19-53).
(In some cases only Windows ver. was vulnerable, but updates available for Mac & Windows.)
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List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    November 4th to 8th, 2019 News Archive
  • SoftRAID version 5.8.1 Update (Catalina compatible)
  • Pacifist 3.6.2 Update supports Catalina installers.
  • Tips to Speed Up macOS Catalina.
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition released for macOS.
  • All-New Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock for Extreme Workflows.
  • iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 include several bug fixes.
  • Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat housing crisis in California.
  • Health Records on iPhone now available to veterans across the US.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
  • Chrome 78.0.3904.97 stable channel update (with 4 security fixes).
  • Pro Audio: Understanding Basic Acoustics in Your Home Studio (Part I).
  • Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The 5 GHz Consumer Special.
  • Geekbench 5.0.4 released.
  • Western Digital Announces Ultrastar DC SS540 SAS SSD (800GB-15.36TB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Review.

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