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Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.23 Update
See CCC 5.1.23 release notes for details on improvements and fixes.
Can make bootable Big Sur backups, and a native application on Apple Silicon.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including free 30 day trial) at
Little Snitch version 5.0.3 Update
November 23rd Little Snitch 5.0.3 update for macOS Big Sur.
The release notes lists improvements and several bug fixes.
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later first)   [= skip =]
Other News, Tips, Software/Firmware Updates, PR, OT (later first)   [= skip =]
Windows Migration Assistant v2.3.0.0 for Big Sur
Apple's posted Windows Migration Assistant v2.3.0.0 (Big Sur) (download page).
"This software will help you migrate data from a Windows PC running Windows.
The Migration Assistant will launch automatically after it has been installed.
For more information, please see"

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Safari Technology Preview 116 Update
See the release notes for a complete list of improvements & bug fixes.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of Nov. 18.
  • tvOS 14.3 beta 2 (18K5556a)
  • watchOS 7.2 beta 2 (18S5555c)
    (below from Nov. 17)
  • macOS Big Sur 11.1 beta (20C5048k)
  • iOS 14.3 beta 2 (18C5054c)
  • iPadOS 14.3 beta 2 (18C5054c)
    (below from Nov. 12)
  • Xcode 12.3 beta (12C5020f)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)   [= skip =] Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-006)
Nov. 17, 2020 download page of graphics driver 387. for macOS 10.13.6.
(No build number listed, but for Security Update 2020-006's build 17G14042.)
The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has a step-by-step install guide.
Here's a direct download link for the 10.13.6 driver version 387.
(As of post time, the driver page's CUDA link goes to v418.105, but the latest Mac CUDA download as of 11/17/2020 is CUDA 418.163 from 5/10/2019 - or check for a CUDA update in the Nvidia prefs.)

This & previous macOS Nvidia drivers are on our Mac Nvidia Drivers downloads page.

Firefox 83.0 and ESR 78.5 updates (includes security fixes)
Nov. 17th Firefox 83.0 release notes lists new features, bug fixes and security fixes.
Also this note for macOS users:
"For users on macOS restoring a session with minimized windows, Firefox now uses much less power and you should see much longer battery life.
This release (83) will support emulation under Apple's Rosetta 2 that ships with macOS Big Sur. We are working toward Firefox being natively-compiled for these CPUs in a future release."

Also released is Firefox ESR 78.5 with "Various stability, functionality, and security fixes".

(The Other News list has a Nov. 17th Chrome 87 Update with native Apple M1 support.)

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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:
    November 9th to 13th, 2020 News Archive
  • Little Snitch version 5.0.2 Update
  • Final Cut Pro 10.5, Compressor 4.5, Motion 5.5, MainStage 3.5, Pro Video Formats 2.2
  • Safari 14.0.1 Update for macOS Catalina and Mojave
  • Security Update 2020-006 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra
    - includes download pages for both updates.
  • macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 and Xcode 12.2 Released
  • Geekbench 5.3 Update (supports M1 chip Macs)
  • Apple announces new Apple M1 Chip Based Macs
  • Update to CCC article about Bootable Big Sur Backups
  • iPhone and iPad apps are coming to Mac
  • Firefox 82.0.3 and ESR 78.4.1 updates (security fixes)
  • CNAME Cloaking and Bounce Tracking Defense
  • Apple TestFlight iOS App v3.0.0
  • A Closer Look at the November 2020 Apple Event
  • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.43 (with security update for Excel)
  • Use Your iPhone or iPad to Record Video Directly on Your Mac
  • Yamaha ProVisionaire Touch iOS App v3.7.0
  • Reuse, Recycle: Set Up a Mac mini as a Linux Server
  • Chrome 86.0.4240.198 Stable Channel Update
  • Security Updates for Adobe Connect
  • Microsoft November 2020 Patch Tuesday
  • Free Workshop: Mastering Your Home Studio Mixes
  • OWC Acquires BRU Family of Backup, Archival, and Storage Solutions
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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