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Little Snitch 5 Beta 1 (for macOS Big Sur)
Oct. 16 posted Little Snitch 5 Beta 1 for macOS Big Sur.
(Page has demo license key for Little Snitch 5 Beta valid until Nov. 5, 2020.)
See the Beta's release notes for list of Improvements, new features and bug fixes.
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.22 Update (Big Sur Compatible)
See CCC 5.1.22 release notes for details on improvements, & macOS Big Sur known issues.
More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including 30 day trial) at
Apple "Hi, Speed" Event New Products/Press Releases

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Firefox 81.0.2 Update
October 13 posted Firefox 81.0.2 release notes says it fixed an incompatibility with manifesting itself with the intermittent display of a network protocol violation error page.
watchOS 7.0.2 update
Released Oct. 12th, info from about watchOS 7 Updates on version 7.0.2:
"watchOS 7.0.2 contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the battery to drain more quickly.
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from accessing the ECG app in regions where it is available."
  • (Apple's security updates page notes this update has no published CVE entries.)
    Apple/Products related News, Software Updates, Tips, and PR (later first)
    Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
    Firmware Updates for LG OLED TVs (LG revised again Oct. 13)
    (The "Applicable Models" list for some updates includes other LCD TV models.)

    LG pulled/replaced the updates from Oct. 7th/8th with the following as of Oct. 13th/12th.
    (The new updates are lower numbered, how can anyone that updated last week apply them?)

    • 03.11.25 Firmware Update for 2020 LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs
      (The 03.11.26 update from Oct. 7th was pulled, it had a different change note.)
      - Oct. 13th update notes improved compatibility with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series.
      - See FYI note that update download filename is missing .zip extension.
      - Applicable models list does not include the 48" CX model.
      (On Oct. 7th they had 03.11.26, on Oct. 12th, 03.11.10, & now 03.11.25.)

    • 03.11.20 Firmware Update for 2020 LG BX OLED TV
      (The Applicable Models list includes many other LCD TVs.)
      - Oct. 12th update notes improved compatibility with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series.
      - See FYI note that update download filename is missing .zip extension.
      (The 03.11.21 update from Oct. 7th had a different change note.)

    • 03.11.15 Firmware Update for 2020 LG ZX OLED TV
      (Applicable Models List also includes some NANO LCD TVs.)
      - Oct. 12th update notes improved compatibility with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series.
      (The 03.11.16 update from Oct. 7th had a different change note.)
    Other News, Software Updates, and Reviews
    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:
      October 5th to 9th, 2020 News Archive
    • Safari Technology Preview 114 Update.
    • tvOS 14.0.2 update.
    • A Total War Saga: TROY out now for macOS.
    • How to Share Your Internet Connection With Others in macOS.
    • Apple Stops Selling Rival Earphones, Speakers Ahead of Launches.
    • Forgotten Features: Making Sense of the macOS Recents Folder.
    • iOS Pixelmator version 2.6.1.
    • App Store Connect 1.5 available at App store.
    • Google Chrome for iOS version 86.0.4240.77.
    • (Desktop) Chrome 86.0.4240.75 update (35 security fixes).
    • Converse with the World: The iOS 14 Translate App.
    • Sony Android TVs Firmware Update 6.6575.
    • Pro Audio: Plugins and Processing Tips for Mixing Podcasts.
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2: Where Does 20Gbps USB Stand in 2020.
    • LaCie 1big Dock Review.
    • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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