|Archive of September 13th to 17th, 2021 News Go to Current News Page|
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= Recent Articles/Updates =
|Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3 Update|
See CCC 6.0.3 release notes for a long list of fixes/improvements.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at bombich.com.)
|Safari Technology Preview 132|
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
|Apple "California Streaming" Event Video & New Products Press Releases
|macOS Big Sur 11.6 released (security fixes)|
Released via software update. What's new in macOS Big Sur 11.6 simply says:
"This update is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS."
About security content of macOS Big Sur 11.6 notes Apple is aware of a report these issues have been actively exploited. (Article was revised again on Sept. 20, 2021.)
macOS 11.6 is build 20G165 (11.5.2 was 20G95), so maybe there's other fixes included. You can check the Big Sur forum for feedback, and the Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, & MacBook Air forums.
FYI: Some macOS 11.4 users said 11.6 didn't appear in software update check and wouldn't install via terminal commands. After installing macOS 11.5.2 from the app store, then 11.6 was available.
(The usual advice on software updates, 3rd party VPN/security software applies.)
Tip for M1 Mac DVD Player problems in macOS 11.6
I (and others) have confirmed that macOS 11.6 broke DVD Playback on M1 Macs.
Tested using Apple Superdrive with DVD movie discs (US/region 1 DVDs).
I had the DVD Player already in the Dock, but if you don't, it's located at:
- Select the DVD Player and Get Info on it, then check the "Open using Rosetta" option.
Close the Info window and then drag the DVD Player to the Dock.
I installed Rosetta, and rebooted the M1 mini.
I then ran the DVD Player (from the Dock), and inserted a DVD Movie disc in the Apple SuperDrive. (It played.) Others have also saId the DVD Player running under Rosetta works on M1 Macs with macOS Big Sur 11.6. (Before the macOS 11.6 update, using Rosetta was not required.)
(Another option some have used is the Free VLC Media Player for Macs.)
|macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-005 Info & Download|
Released via software update, and the download page below.
You can check for user feedback in Apple's macOS Catalina forums.
(The same advice about updates mentioned earlier applies.)
|Safari 14.1.2 (new builds, security fixes) for macOS Catalina and Mojave|
Available via software update. New build numbers per security content of Safari 14.1.2:
"* After installing this update, the build number for Safari 14.1.2 is 146126.96.36.199.7 on macOS Mojave and 156188.8.131.52.7 on macOS Catalina."
You can check in Apple's macOS Safari forum for feedback.
|iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2 released (includes security fixes)|
Articles on security fixes note these issues may have been exploited.
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
September 6th to 10th, 2021 News Archive
- Firefox 92.0, Firefox ESR 91.1, & Firefox ESR 78.14 Updates.
- Micromat Lifespan 1.0.4 update.
- How to use macOS Automator: Part 1 The Basics.
- Firefox Focus: Privacy browser v37.0 for iOS 13.6 or later.
- The Road to macOS Monterey: iCloud+.
- WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release.
- Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 78.14.
- LG B7/C7/E7/W7 OLED TVs Firmware Update 06.00.25.
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
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