|Archive of November 2nd to 6th, 2020 News Go to Current News Page|
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|macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update (with downloads)|
Nov. 5th released Supplemental Update for macOS 10.15.7 with several security fixes.
Here's the download pages dated Nov. 11th. (See note on "Combo" update.)
The larger "Combo" update lists the same 3 fixes from the original 10.15.7 update.
(Apple originally called the Combo update a Delta, now corrected.)
- Resolves an issue where macOS would not automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks
- Fixes an issue that could prevent files syncing through iCloud Drive
- Addresses a graphic issue that may occur on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) with Radeon Pro 5700 XT
|Little Snitch version 4.6 (for Catalina) and v5.0 (for Big Sur)|
Little Snitch version 4.6 for macOS Catalina and version 5.0 for Big Sur.
See the release notes for version 5 and version 4.6.
(On Nov. 9th, version 5.0.1 was released.)
|HomePod Software Update 14.2|
About HomePod Software Updates says version 14.2 includes support for new Siri, Intercom, and Home Theater features and also has bug fixes and improvements. (See linked page for details.)
|iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, iOS 12.4.9, watchOS 7.1/6.2.9/5.2.9 [= skip =]
|Apple/Products related News, Updates, Rumors, Tips, PR (later added first)|
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|Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)|
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|Other News, Tips, Firmware/Software Updates, PR, OT (later added first)
- Free Workshop: Mastering Your Home Studio Mixes (sponsor blog)
- Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader (adobe bulletin)
- A reader said there's a problem with the update for Macs. (updated 11/4).
"The MacOS version update is a ".dmg" file which is supposed to be version 2020.013.20064, but the downloaded file is actually titled AcroRdrDC_2001320064_MUI.dmg.
Thanks Bill. (I don't use Acrobat/Reader personally.)
(Bulletin's links goes to https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=7035, that page lists Version "2020.013.20064" & filename "AcroRdrDCUpd2001320064_MUI.dmg".)
Trying to install the .pkg file contained in this image results in an error (at least on my Hackintosh). I think the error is due either to the incorrect title or possibly the wrong file being posted.
(He later wrote)
I downloaded and tried the Adobe Reader update installer again. Got the same-titled ".dmg" file, but this time the ".pkg" installation worked. However, the downloaded "update" file is 527 MB, not 180 MB (as advertised), and there is a discrepancy between the Mac's "Get Info" version number and the in-app "About Adobe Reader" version number.
(The "get info" version is "20.013.20064" vs "2020.013.20064" in app info
- maybe getinfo version is just using the last 2 digits for the year?")
But the updated app seems to work normally.
- Seagate IronWolf 125 SSD Review (storagereview)
- OWC Acquires BRU Family of Backup, Archival, and Storage Solutions (sponsor blog)
- Chrome 86.0.4240.183 Stable Channel Update (google)
- includes 10 security fixes.
- Firmware Update for Onkyo TX-RZ740, RZ840, NR797 A/V Receivers
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
October 26th to 30th, 2020 News Archive
- AirPods Pro Service Program.
- Firefox 82.0.2 and 82.0.1 updates.
- Little Snitch 5 Beta 2 (for macOS Big Sur).
- Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results.
- Transform an Old Mac Mini Into a Media Server Using Plex.
- How to Enable iCloud Keychain on Your Mac.
- Apple's Clips app gets its biggest update ever (v3.0).
- Clips app version 3.0 for iOS 14.0 or later.
- Apple's Privacy Report, Safari 14, and You.
- Apple Buys Vilynx Self-Learning AI Video Startup to Improve Apps.
- Tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases.
- Apple Developing Smaller AirPods Pro, Revamped Entry-Level Model.
- iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Teardown.
- Envoy Pro Elektron: Fast, Tough, USB-C Bus-Powered SSD from $99.
- Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2020
- XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD Review
- libbluray 1.2.1 (fixing bugs & improving support for UHD Blurays).
- Bug in HDMI 2.1 chips Affect AV Receivers, XBOX Series X & NVIDIA Cards
- Onkyo RZ Series Receivers Tips, Tricks and Firmware Updates
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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