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(Software & Hardware)
Topic-based Tips/How-To Guides for Macs and iOS devices - software and hardware. Includes Guides on AirPlay, AirPrint, Bluetooth, WiFi, Thunderbolt, HDMI, Audio, Video, TVs, USB, Apple Display Adapters, Home Sharing, iTunes, iCloud, Reinstalling macOS, Restoring a Mac, Apple TV, iPads/iPhones and more. Freeware VM VirtualBox
Mac User Feedback/Tips
Mac/OS X user reports and tips on freeware VM VirtualBox - a free alternative to Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion. (Used to run Windows, Linux or OS X server as "Guest" OS's in macOS/OS X.) Mac/OS X User Reports on USB 3.0 PCI Cards (incl. Combo) User reports on OS X USB 3.0 PCI express cards - Low-Cost Vantec USB 3.0 PCI-e Card in Mac Pro 5,1 running macOS 10.13, Notes on some USB 3.0 Card/Driver Problems in OS X El Capitan and notes on USB changes in OS X 10.11, Low-Cost USB 3.0 and eSATA PCIe cards in Mac Pro 5,1 running OS X 10.10.5, Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0, the HighPoint RocketU USB 3.0 & Caldigit USB 3.0 + eSATA 3 Card. 2012 & later Mac Mini & iMac Shut Down after Hours of Sleep Info on why 2012 and later Mac Mini, iMacs (and some MacBook/Pros) power off (hibernate mode) after several hours in sleep despite running on A/C power. Includes PMSET tips for desktop Macs. (Battery powered notebooks should not disable safe sleep mode.) Per Apple, the automatic hiberate and power off feature was added in OS X mountain lion update years ago (see post) to comply with European Energy Standards. Tips for HDCP Errors with iTunes HD Content Tips to try if you're seeing HDCP errors despite your display being HDCP compatible. (Some older displays aren't, including some Cinema Displays.) With notes on mac OS X software/settings that can trigger HDCP errors like screen sharing & some screen capture software. Sonnet Echo ThunderBolt to Express/34 card Adapter 2011 iMac owner notes on his experience with the Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter used with a Sonnet eSATA (6G) Expresscard. Includes notes on eSATA compatiblity/booting and more. (Comments in reply to another site review of the Echo.) Info/Feedback on Sheep Shaver
(Classic MacOS on Intel Macs)
Reader reports, guides on using Sheep Shaver for Classic MacOS support for Intel CPU Macs. (Posted 2006, updated in 2012) MacOS Updates, Apple OS/App Updates & Related Articles
Some MacOS Updates below include Download pages. (Combo & Delta where available.)
* Some OS Updates include new Firmware, which won't update if booted from a RAID drive.
(Links to updates below go back years, but also see Apple's How to get old versions of macOS.)
Check the Recent Updates page for updated Apps and other Software.
(macOS Catalina & Mojave)
(May 4, 2021) See post for info on security fixes in new builds of Safari 14.1
- New builds on May 4th. (Safari 14.1 originally released April 26th.)
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 (May 3, 2021) See post info on security fixes. iOS 14.5.1, iPadOS 14.5.1,
iOS 12.5.3, watchOS 7.4.1
(May 3, 2021) See post for info on security fixes in these updates. macOS Big Sur 11.3 (April 26, 2021) See post for release notes list of new features, bug & security fixes. Security Updates for macOS Catalina & Mojave (April 26, 2021) See post for info on security fixes and download links for
Security Update 2021-002 Catalina and Security Update 2021-003 Mojave.
iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5,
tvOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4
(April 26, 2021) See post for release notes and security fixes. Apple TV (3rd generation)
Software Update 7.7
(April 26, 2021) This update includes "general performance and stability improvements". iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2,
iOS 12.5.2, watchOS 7.3.3
(March 26, 2021) All include Security fixes related to malicious web content. macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (March 8, 2021) See post for release notes/info on security fix for malicious web content.
Includes notes on M1 mac mini no HDMI video after 11.2.3 update (fixed).
(The CVM Server crashes are still not fixed. A problem since macOS 11.2.)
(v.14610.4.3.1.7 & 15610.4.3.1.7)
for macOS Catalina & Mojave
(March 8, 2021) Security fix related to malicious web content. iOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4.1,
and watchOS 7.3.2
(March 8, 2021) Security fix related to malicious web content. macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 (Feb. 25, 2021) See post for release notes, plus a Safe Mode update tip.
(Said to prevent damage to 2019 or later MacBook Pro & 2020 or later MacBook Air from some third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs & docks.)
watchOS 7.3.1 (Feb. 15, 2021) Includes a fix for Apple Watch Series 5 & Apple Watch SE not being able to charge when put into Power Reserve mode. macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 (Feb. 9, 2021) With info on bug & security fixes, plus Safe Mode tip.
Fix for Battery charging with some 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros.
(Includes security fixes for Intel Graphics Driver and Sudo.)
Catalina Supplemental Update 2,
Mojave Security Update 2021-002
(Feb. 9, 2021) 10.15.7 Battery charge fix for some 2016/2017 MacBook Pros.
Also security fixes for Intel Graphics Driver in 10.15.7 & Sudo for both.
Post includes download pages for these updates & Mojave App Store Problem Tip.
macOS Big Sur 11.2,
Security Update 2021-001 for Catalina & Mojave
(Feb. 1, 2021) See page for list of fixes and how to update.
Post includes Download Pages for Security Update 2021-001 Catalina & Mojave.
- Some users reported USB-C/Thunderbolt ports not working after macOS 11.2 update.
- DVD Playback causes CVMServer Crashes in macOS 11.2/11.2.1 (M1 Mac Mini).
And M1 Macs running SoftRAID should not update to macOS 11.2.
Safari 14.0.3 (Feb. 1, 2021) See page for article on security fixes in Safari 14.0.3.
(Included in macOS 11.2, available for macOS Catalina & Mojave.
HomePod Software Update 14.4 (Jan. 26, 2021) See linked page for list of changes/new features. Xcode 12.4 (Jan. 26, 2021) See post for info on bug and security fixes. iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4,
tvOS 14.4 & watchOS 7.3
(Jan. 26, 2021) See post for release notes and security fixes. Apple says these OS updates fix an issue reported to have been actively exploited. iOS 12.5.1 / iPadOS 12.5.1 (Jan. 11, 2021) Fix Exposure Notifications incorrectly displays logging profile language. HomePod Software Update 14.3 (Dec. 15, 2020) Version 14.3 includes "general performance & stability improvements".
(Same note as the previous version 14.2.1 update.)
macOS 11.1 update, Security Updates for Catalina & Mojave (Dec. 14, 2020) macOS Big Sur 11.1 update info, and doc on security fixes in macOS 11.1, Security Update 2020-001 Catalina, & Security Update 2020-007 Mojave.
Includes Downloads of Security Updates for macOS Catalina & Mojave.
FYI See Tips for macOS 11.1 problems unlocking System Prefs, Touch ID not working, mounting encrypted drives, & problems installing on 2013/2014 13" MacBook Pros.
Safari 14.0.2 Update
for macOS Catalina & Mojave
(Dec. 14, 2020) Includes security fixes, available for macOS Catalina and Mojave. iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3, iOS 12.5, watchOS 7.2 and 6.3 (Dec. 14, 2020) See post for release notes and security fixes. Safari 14.0.1 Update
for macOS Catalina & Mojave
(Nov. 13, 2020) Includes security fixes. Security Update 2020-006 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra (Nov. 12, 2020) Details on Security Update 2020-006 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra.
Download pages added for the Mojave and High Sierra 2020-006 Security Update.
(Some High Sierra users said App Store apps crash after install via Software Update.)
macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Released (Nov. 12, 2020) See post for Press Release, Details and Security Fixes. macOS Catalina 10.15.7
(Includes several security fixes)
(Nov. 5, 2020) See post for info on security fixes and 2 download pages dated Nov. 11. (Includes Combo update with 3 fixes from original 10.15.7 release on Sept. 24th, 2020.) iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2,
tvOS 14.2, iOS 12.4.9,
watchOS 7.1/6.2.9/5.3.9 updates
(Nov. 5, 2020) See post for release notes and security fixes. HomePod Software Update 14.2 (Nov. 5, 2020) Support for new Siri, Intercom, & Home Theater features, plus bug fixes. macOS 10.14.6
(w/Safari 14 security fixes)
(Oct. 1, 2020) The article on security content simply says "macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update for macOS Mojave includes the security content of Safari 14.0." macOS Catalina 10.15.7,
Security Update 2020-005 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra
(Sept. 24, 2020) Delta & Combo Update Downloads and list of fixes in macOS 10.15.7.
Also info & downloads of Security Update 2020-005 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra. (Security Update 2020-005 Mojave was pulled due to problems, but now back online.)
macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update (Aug. 12, 2020) Info and download of macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update.
See post for details on bug fixes in this update and download of the installer.
macOS Catalina 10.15.6,
Security Update 2020-004 for macOS 10.14.6 & 10.13.6
(July 15, 2020) Delta & Combo Update Downloads with list of changes and fixes in macOS 10.15.6 update. Also info & downloads of Security Update 2020-004 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra. (See below for other Apple OS updates released July 15th.) Safari 13.1.2, Xcode 11.6, iOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6, iOS 12.4.8, tvOS 13.4.8, watchOS 6.2.8, watchOS 5.3.8 (July 15, 2020) Release notes and security fixes for Safari 13.1.2 (included with macOS 10.15.6 update, available for 10.14.6/10.13.6), Xcode 11.6, iOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6, iOS 12.4.8, tvOS 13.4.8, watchOS 6.2.8, and watchOS 5.2.8 updates. macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update for 16" MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 5600M (June 15, 2020) Info and download of macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update for the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 5600M GPU option. (Download page has same wording as the original 10.15.5 Supplemental update (below), although this one is listed as 3.16 GB vs 1.02 GB.) macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update, Revised Security Update 2020-003 for 10.13.6 (June 1, 2020) Info and downloads of macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update and revised Security Update 2020-003 for High Sierra. Both these updates add another security fix. (Downloads below have been revised on June 1, 2020 to include these fixes.) macOS Catalina 10.15.5,
Security Updates for 10.14.6/10.13.6
(May 26, 2020) Delta & Combo Update Downloads with list of new features and fixes in macOS 10.15.5 update. Also info & downloads of Security Update 2020-003 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra. Plus info on security fixes in Safari 13.1.1. (FYI: The downloads for macOS 10.15.5 Combo & Delta and Security Update 2020-003 High Sierra were revised June 1 to include the above updates security fix.) macOS Catalina 10.15.4
(Apr. 8, 2020) Info on several bug fixes in the macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update. (With download of the update. Also the original macOS 10.15.4 Delta/Combo updates linked below were revised to include the Supplemental Update.) Down the page are notes on iOS 13.4.1, iPadOS 13.4.1 & watchOS 6.2.1. macOS Catalina 10.15.4,
Security Updates for 10.14.6/10.13.6
(Mar. 24, 2020) Delta & Combo Update Downloads with list of new features and fixes in macOS 10.15.4 update. Also info & downloads of Security Update 2020-002 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra. Includes info/workaround for file copy hangs after 10.15.4 update, plus notes on 3rd party extensions, and info on HDR issues. Safari 13.1, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS Updates (Mar. 24, 2020) Safari 13.1 available for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (included in macOS 10.15.4 above). Post includes release notes for iOS/iPadOS 13.4, iOS 12.4.6, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and watchOS 5.2.6 updates and security fixes. (Also includes info on 3rd Generation Apple TV v7.5 update.) macOS Catalina 10.15.3,
Security Updates for 10.14.6/10.13.6
(Jan. 28, 2020) Delta and Combo Update Downloads and list of changes/fixes in macOS 10.15.3 update. Also info and downloads of Security Update 2020-001 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra. Safari 13.0.5, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS Updates (Jan. 28, 2020) Safari 13.0.5 available for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (included in macOS 10.15.3 above). Post includes release notes for iOS/iPadOS 13.3.1, iOS 12.4.5, tvOS 13.3.1, and watchOS 6.1.2 updates and security fixes. macOS Catalina 10.15.2,
Security Updates for 10.14.6/10.13.6
(Dec. 10, 2019) Delta and Combo Update Downloads and list of changes/fixes in macOS 10.15.2 update. Also info and downloads of Security Update 2019-002 Mojave & Security Update 2019-007 High Sierra. (Also has Tip for eGPU problems in 10.15.2.) Safari 13.0.4, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS Updates (Dec. 10, 2019) Safari 13.0.4 available for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (included in macOS 10.15.2 above). Post includes release notes for iOS/iPadOS 13.3, iOS 12.4.4, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 and watchOS 5.2.4 updates and security fixes. macOS Catalina 10.15.1,
Security Updates for 10.14.6/10.13.6
(Oct. 29, 2019) Download and list of changes and fixes in macOS 10.15.1 Catalina update plus new AMD GPUs supported in 10.15.2. Also info and downloads of Security Update 2019-001 (Mojave) and Security Update 2019-006 (High Sierra). Safari 13.0.3, iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, iOS 12.4.3 & tvOS 13.2 Updates (Oct. 28, 2019) Safari 13.0.3 available for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Post includes links to Release notes for the iOS/iPadOS and tvOS updates and security fixes. macOS 10.15 Catalina
& iOS/iPadOS 13.1.3 Updates
(Oct. 15, 2019) Info/release notes for macOS 10.15 Supplemental Update, and iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3 Updates. (Post includes a list of fixes for all 3 updates. Note macOS 10.15 update revised Oct. 21st.) macOS 10.15 Catalina
and Safari 13.0.2 released
(Oct. 7, 2019) Post includes Apple's "How to Upgrade to macOS Catalina" article that lists compatible Macs. the macOS Catalina press release and a new macOS Catalina discussion forum (with lots of problems posted). Apple support articles list has updated How to Create a Bootable Installer guide. (It's a major upgrade .0, so I would install it on a separate drive, NOT over a previous version. Better yet, wait until it's been patched a few times.) Safari 13.0.2 available for macOS 10.14.6 and 10.13.6. Also Xcode 11.1 for macOS 10.14.4 or later. Security Updates for macOS
10.14.6, 10.13.6 and 10.12.6
(Sept. 26, 2019) Info and Downloads of macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2, and Security Update 2019-005 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. (Down the page are iOS 12.4.2 & watchOS 5.3.2 Security Updates.) macOS Mojave 10.14.6
(Aug 26, 2019) See linked page for REVISED macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update that includes more bug fixes and a security fix. (Original Aug. 1st release had a fix for sleep problems.) Apple revised download again on Sept. 26th to include "Supplemental Update 2". macOS 10.14.6, Security Updates for macOS 10.13.6 and 10.12.6, Safari 12.1.2 (July 22, 2019) Info on changes and fixes plus Downloads for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Delta and Combo updates (Revised/Updated) and Security Update 2019-004 for macOS 10.13.6 &10.12.6. Also info on security fixes in Safari 12.1.2 for macOS 10.12.6, 10.13.6, and included in macOS 10.14.6. (Down the page are iOS 12.4, iOS 10.3.4, iOS 9.3.6, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, & 3rd Generation Apple TV 7.3.1 updates.) 10.14.6 Updaters revised 9/26/2019 for Suppl. Update 2. macOS Mojave 10.14.5
Boot Camp Update
(June 13, 2019) Per the download page, "This update addresses an issue which prevents creation of a new Boot Camp partition on iMac and Mac mini with Fusion Drive." macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (May 22, 2019) Per the download page, this update "Addresses a firmware issue affecting 15-inch MacBook Pro computers with T2 Security Chip". (After installing the update, macOS 10.14.5 build number is 18F203.) macOS 10.14.5, Security Updates for macOS 10.13.6 and 10.12.6, Safari 12.1.1 (May 13, 2019) Info on changes and fixes plus Downloads for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Delta and Combo updates and Security Update 2019-003 for macOS 10.13.6 &10.12.6. Also info on security fixes in Safari 12.1.1 for macOS 10.12.6, 10.13.6, and included in macOS 10.14.5. (Also down the page is info on iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, 3rd Generation Apple TV 7.3 updates.) macOS 10.14.4, Security Updates for macOS High Sierra & Sierra, Safari 12.1 (Mar. 25, 2019) Info and Downloads for macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (delta and Combo update), Security Update 2019-002 for macOS 10.13.6 & macOS 10.12.6 plus info on security fixes in Safari 12.1. Also down the page is info/release notes on Xcode 10.2, iOS 12.2, and tvOS 12.2. Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update (Feb. 7, 2019) Info and Download of macOS 10.14.3 Supplemental Update. Both updates include security fixes for Group FaceTime, Foundation and Live Photos for FaceTime. (iOS 12.1.4 also includes an IOKit memory corruption fix.) macOS 10.14.3, Security Updates for macOS High Sierra & Sierra (Jan. 22, 2019) Info and Downloads for macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (delta and Combo update), Security Update 2019-001 for macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) & macOS Sierra (10.12.6) plus info on security fixes in Safari 12.0.3. (Update: The download pages for 10.14.3 delta & combo updates now dated Feb. 7th, same date as above Supplemental Update, so it may now be included.) macOS 10.14.2, Security Updates for macOS High Sierra & Sierra (Dec. 5, 2018) Info and Downloads for macOS Mojave 10.14.2 (delta and Combo update), Security Update 2018-003 for High Sierra and Security Update 2018-006 for macOS Sierra. Also down the page is info on Safari 12.0.2, iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1 & watchOS 5.1.2. macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for 2018 MacBook Air (Nov. 9, 2018) Info and Download for macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for the Late 2018 MacBook Air. macOS 10.14.1, Security Updates for macOS High Sierra & Sierra (Oct. 30, 2018) Info and Downloads for macOS Mojave 10.14.1, Security Update 2018-002 for High Sierra and Security Update 2018-005 for macOS Sierra. Also down the page is info on Safari 12.0.1, Xcode 10.1, iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and WatchOS 5.1 Updates. macOS 10.14 Mojave Info,
Install Tips, Support Articles
(Sept. 24-28, 2018) macOS installs on 2009-12 Mac Pros with only Radeon RX580 card, Mojave Install Guides/Tips/Support Articles, Reminder on SSD Aura Firmware Update/Tips for install problems, Apple Software Updates and more. Also see macOS 10.14 Mojave Posts on Problems and Tips for "No Wi-Fi Hardware Installed" (or Ethernet), App Store, Time Machine Backups, Boot Camp, & More. Safari 12, Xcode 10,
iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5,
Apple Support 2.4 for iOS 11
(Sept. 17, 2018) Release notes and security fixes in Safari 12, Xcode 10, iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and Apple Support 2.4 for iOS 11. (Also info on macOS Server 5.6.3 in listing above these.) macOS 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for 2018 MacBook Pros (Aug 28, 2018) Info and download of a second High Sierra "Supplemental Update" for 2018 MacBook Pro models (only). Like the previous Supplemental Update (see below), the Apple update download page lists the same "improves stability and reliability". macOS 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for 2018 MacBook Pros (July 24, 2018) Info and download of a High Sierra "Supplemental Update" for 2018 MacBook Pro models (only). Although not mentioned on Apple's download page, may fix the "throttling" some reported with 8th gen Core CPUs. macOS 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 for Sierra/El Capitan, Safari 11.1.2 (July 9, 2018) Info and downloads of updaters for macOS 10.13.6 (Combo/Delta) and Security Update 2018-004 for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan. Also info on Safari 11.1.2 update for macOS 10.13.6, 10.12.6, 10.11.6, iTunes 12.8 and Apple articles on the updates. (Page also has release notes on iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2.) macOS 10.13.5, Security Update 2018-003 for Sierra/El Capitan (Jun 1, 2018) Info and downloads of updaters for macOS 10.13.5 and Security Update 2018-003 for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan. Also Safari 11.1.1 and Apple articles on the updates. Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4, Safari updates for OS X 10.11.6, macOS 10.12.16 and High Sierra 10.13.4 (Apr 24, 2018) Info and download of Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13.4. About security update for Safari 11.1 - new Safari builds for OS X 10.11.6, macOS 10.12.6 and 10.13.4. (Also includes info on fixes in iOS 11.3.1.) macOS 10.13.4, Security Update 2018-002 for Sierra/El Capitan
and Safari 11.1 updates
(Mar 29, 2018) Info and downloads of updaters for macOS 10.13.4 (Delta, & Combo versions) and Security Update 2018-002 for macOS Sierra and El Capitan. Includes articles on security fixes in Safari 11.1 for macOS 10.13.4, 10.12.6 and OS X 10.11.6. (Also includes info on eGPU support, Xcode 9.3, iTunes 12.7.4, iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3 Updates.) macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Info/Downloads (Feb 19, 2018) Info and downloads of updaters for macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update (standard and iMac Pro versions. iMac Pro version D/L revised March 1st). Update said to fix vulnerability where a maliciously crafted string may lead to heap corruption/app crashes. FYI - Some iMac Pro owners originally reported major problems with this update. (Also includes info on iOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.2.6 and watchOS 4.2.3 Updates to fix the same vulnerability.) macOS 10.13.3, Security Update 2018-001 for Sierra/El Capitan (Jan 23, 2018) Info and downloads of updaters for macOS 10.13.3 (Delta, Combo, & iMac Pro version) and Security Update 2018-001 for macOS Sierra and El Capitan. Includes articles on security fixes in Safari 11.0.3 for macOS 10.13.3, 10.12.6 and OS X 10.11.6. (Also includes info on iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5 and watchOS 4.2.2 Updates.) Security Updates for
macOS 10.13.2 and Safari
(Jan 8, 2018) Security updates for macOS 10.13.2 and Safari (new builds of Safari 11.0.2 for OS X 10.11.6, 10.12.6 and 10.13.2) to mitigate the effects of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715, related to vulnerability in most all CPUs). The macOS 10.13.2 Supplemental Update includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre. Safari updates were released for macOS 10.12.6 & OS X 10.11.6. (Info on "Spectre" and "Meltdown" in this Apple article.) macOS 10.13.2, Security Updates for 10.12.6/10.11.6, Safari 11.0.2, More (Dec 6, 2017) Info, downloads of updates for macOS Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 for macOS Sierra and Security Update 2017-005 for El Capitan. Also Safari 11.0.2, iTunes 12.7.2 (plus how to download of iTunes 12.6.3 with built-in app store). Page also has info on Xcode 9.2, iOS 11.2, Apple TV tvOS 11.2, and watchOS 4.2 updates. (Top of page also has info/downloads of new Nvidia web graphics drivers for the macOS/OS X updates and CUDA 387.99 for Mac with support for macOS 10.13.2) Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra (10.13/10.13.1) (Nov 29, 2017) Info and Download of Security Update 2017-001 for macOS Sierra 10.13.1 and 10.13. (See post for details on fix related to authentication and article on repairing file sharing after Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.) macOS 10.13.1, Security Updates for 10.12.6/10.11.6, Safari 11.0.1, iTunes 12.7.1, More (Oct 31, 2017) Info, Download of updaters for macOS Sierra 10.13.1, Security Update 2017-001 for macOS Sierra and Security Update 2017-004 for El Capitan. Info on fixes in Safari 11.0.1, and iTunes 12.7.1 update. Page also has info on Xcode 9.1, iOS 11.1, Apple TV tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 updates. macOS High Sierra 10.13
(Security and Bug Fixes)
(Oct 2017) Info on fixes and download link for macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update released Oct. 5th, 2017. Includes a guide for users affected by the Disk Utility APFS encrypted volume password/hit issue. Also has a warning to users of Nvidia's web driver. (The graphics driver download for the original 10.13 build number is not compatible with this update.) Down the page is a macOS High Sierra section with other High Sierra related tips or problem reports. macOS High Sierra Tips, Compatibility Info and Troubleshooting (Sept 2017) Links to articles on macOS 10.13 tips, compatibility info on SSD upgrades, Apps (including Aspyr Games), creating a bootable macOS 10.13 installer, Troubleshooting install problems and more. macOS 10.12.6, Security Updates for 10.11.6/10.10.5, Safari 10.1.2, iTunes 12.6.2, More (July 2017) Info, Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Combo and Delta updater, and Security Update 2017-003 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Info on fixes in Safari 10.1.2, Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.1, iTunes 12.6.2, Logic Pro X 10.3.2, Mainstage 3.3.1. (Page also has info on iOS 10.3.3, Apple TV tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 updates.) macOS 10.12.5, Security Updates for 10.11.6/10.10.5, Safari 10.1.1, Server 5.3.1, More (May 2017) Info, Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Combo/Delta updaters and Security Update 2017-002 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Info on fixes in Safari 10.1.1, macOS Server 5.3.1, iTunes 12.6.1. (Page also has info on iOS 10.3.2, Apple TV tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2 updates.) macOS 10.12.4, Security Updates for 10.11.6/10.10.5, Safari 10.1, Server 5.3, iWork App Updates (Mar 2017) Info, Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Combo/Delta updaters and Security Update 2017-001 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Info on fixes in Safari 10.1, macOS Server 5.3, iWork App updates for OS X and iOS and more. (Page also has info on iOS 10.3, Apple TV tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 updates.) macOS 10.12.3, Safari 10.0.3 Updates (Jan 2017) Info, Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 Combo/Delta updaters. Includes Safari 10.0.3, also available for OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5. See post for docs on changes/security fixes. (Per Apple, includes fixes for Late 2016 MacBook Pro GPU and battery issues.) Page also has info on iTunes 12.5.5, iOS 10.2.1, Apple TV tvOS 10.1.1, watchOS 3.1.3 updates. OS X 10.11.6 Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental (Jan 2017) Info and Download of OS X 10.11.6 Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental, which reportedly is a graphics driver bug fix. (Posts in Apple's forums after the original update reported graphics driver problems - "kernel: stalling for detach...") macOS 10.12.2, Safari 10.0.2, Security Updates for OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5 (Dec 2016) Info, Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Combo/Delta updaters and downloads of Security Update 2016-007 for OS X 10.10.5 and Security Update 2016-003 for OS X 10.11.6. All include Safari 10.0.2. (*Updated Jan 17th, 2017 for info/Download of OS X 10.11.6 Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental.) macOS 10.12.1, Safari 10.0.1, Security Updates for OS X 10.11.6 and 10.10.5 (Oct 2016) Info, Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update (includes Safari 10.0.1) and downloads of Security Update 2016-006 for OS X 10.10.5 and Security Update 2016-002 for OS X 10.11.6. Also release notes for iOS 10.1, Apple TV tvOS 10.0.1, and watchOS 3.1 Updates. macOS 10.12 Sierra, Safari 10 and macOS Server 5.2 (Sept 2016) Info/download links for macOS 10.12 Sierra (includes Safari 10) and macOS Server 5.2 for OS X 10.11.6 or later. Safari 10 also available for OS X 10.10.5 and 10.11.6. Security Updates for OS X 10.11.6/10.10.5, Safari 9.1.3 (Sept 2016) Info/download links for Security Update 2016-005 for OS X Yosemite and Security Update 2016-001 for OS X El Capitan. Also info on Safari 9.1.3 security fix for OS X 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6. OS X 10.11.6, Yosemite/Mavericks Security Update 2016-004, Safari 9.1.2
OS X Server 5.1.7, iTunes 12.4.2
(July 2016) Info/download links for OS X 10.11.6 Updaters (Delta and Combo), Security Update 2016-004 for OS X Yosemite and Mavericks. Also info on OS X Server 5.1.7, Safari 9.1.2, iTunes 12.4.2, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2/Apple TV 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2. OS X 10.11.5, Yosemite/Mavericks Security Update 2016-003, Safari 9.1.1
OS X Server 5.1.5, iTunes 12.4
(May 2016) Info/download links for OS X 10.11.5 Updaters (Delta and Combo), Security Update 2016-003 for OS X Yosemite and Mavericks. Also info on OS X Server 5.1.5, iTunes 12.4, Safari 9.1.1, iOS 9.3.2, tvOS 9.2.1/Apple TV 9.2.1, and watchOS 2.2.1. OS X 10.11.4, Yosemite/Mavericks Security Update 2016-002, Safari 9.1
OS X Server 5.1
(Mar 2016) Info/download links for OS X 10.11.4 Updaters (delta and combo), Security Update 2016-002 for OS X Yosemite and Mavericks, Apple Remote Desktop 3.8.5 Client and OS X Server 5.1. Also info on fixes in Safari 9.1, Xcode 7.3, iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, and watchOS 2.2. Mac App Store Update for OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (Jan 30 2016) Info/download for Apple's Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.8). Includes renewed intermediate signing certificate required by the Mac App Store and improvements to Mac App Store alerts. OS X 10.11.3, Yosemite/Mavericks Security Updates, Safari 9.0.3, iOS 9.2.1 (Jan 2016) Info/download links for OS X 10.11.3 Updaters (delta and Combo), Security Update 2016-001 for OS X Yosemite and OS X 10.9.5. Also info on fixes in Safari 9.0.3 and iOS 9.2.1. OS X 10.11.2, Yosemite/Mavericks Security Updates, Safari 9.0.2, Xcode 7.2 (Dec 2015) Info/download links for OS X 10.11.2 Updaters (delta and Combo), Security Update 2015-008 for OS X 10.9.5, Security Update 2015-005/-006 for OS X Yosemite. Also info on fixes in Safari 9.0.2, iOS 9.2, 4th Generation Apple TV 9.1 (tvOS 9.1) and watchOS 2.1. OS X 10.11.1, Security Update 2015-007, Safari 9.0.1, Xcode 7.1, EFI Security Update 2015-002, OS X Server 5.0.15 (Oct 2015) Info/download links for OS X 10.11.1 Updater, Security Update 2015-007 for OS X 10.9.5, Security Update 2015-004 for OS X Yosemite, and Mac EFI Security Update 2015-002 for OS X 10.9.5. Also info on fixes in Safari 9.0.1, iTunes 12.3.1, OS X Server 5.0.15, Xcode 7.1, iOS 9.1 and watchOS 2.0.1. OS X 10.10.5, Security Update 2015-006, Safari Updates, OS X Server 4.1.5 and iTunes 12.2.2 (Aug 2015) Info/download links for OS X 10.10.5 Combo Updater and delta updater, Security Update 2015-006 downloads for OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.8.5. Also info on fixes in Safari 8.0.8 for Yosemite, Safari 7.1.8 for Mavericks, Safari 6.2.8 for Mountain Lion and iTunes 12.2.2 with Apple Music fixes. OS X 10.10.4, Security Update 2015-005, Safari Updates and Mac EFI Security Update (June 2015) Info/download links for OS X 10.10.4 Combo Updater and delta updater, Security Update 2015-005 downloads for OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.8.5 and Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001.
Also info on fixes in Safari 8.0.7, Safari 7.1.7 for Mavericks, Safari 6.2.7 for Mountain Lion, iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music support, and several apple support articles on Apple Music streaming service.
OS X 10.10.3, Security Update 2015-004 and Safari Updates (Apr 2015) Info/download links for OS X 10.10.3 Combo Updater and delta updater, Security Update 2015-004 installer downloads for OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.8.5. Also Apple articles with guides/tips for new Photos app and security fixes in Safari 8.0.5, Safari 7.1.5 for Mavericks, Safari 6.2.5 for Mountain Lion, OS X Server 4.1, iOS 8.3, Xcode 6.3 & Apple TV 7.2.
Updated to include OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0, (2013/2014) iMac Graphics Update & tips on 10.10.3 problems.
Apple Security Update 2015-002
for OS X 10.10.2, 10.9.5, 10.8.5
(Mar 2015) Info/download links for Apple Security Update 2015-002 including separate Security Update 2015-002 update for Early 2015 Macs. (New MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models introduced at the Apple Spring Forward Event.) Page has links to apple articles on security fixes (including 'freak' patch) and security updates included in iOS 8.2, Xcode 6.2 and Apple TV 7.1. OS X 10.10.2 Update and Security Update 2015-001
for OS X 10.9.5/10.8.5
(Jan 2015) Info on OS X 10.10.2 changes/fixes and downloads for OS X 10.10.2 Combo and Delta Updaters. Also downloads for Security Update 2015-001 for OS X 10.9.5 and 10.8.5. (Page includes related Apple support articles on security fixes in these updates plus Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7.1.3, and Safari 6.2.3 updates.) OS X 10.10.1 Update (Info/Download Updater) (Nov 2014) Info on OS X 10.10.1 changes/fixes and downloads for 10.10.1 Updater. (Page includes Apple support articles on the update.) OS X 10.9.5 Update Info/Downloads (Sep 2014) Info on OS X 10.9.5 changes/fixes and downloads for Delta and Combo Updaters. Plus info/downloads of Security Update 2014-004 for OS X 10.8.5/10.7.5/Lion Server and info on Safari Updates/Security fixes. (OS X 10.9.5 includes Safari 7.0.6 but Safari 7.1 is available via SU in OS X 10.9.5.) Read These Notes/Warnings BEFORE you Install OS X 10.9 Mavericks OS X 10.9 Mavericks Tips, Warnings, Info on new features, Software updates & more. (Apple released OS X Mavericks Free from Mac App Store but before you upgrade see these notes on changes, warnings on older software/drivers/utilities including WD drive software, reports of data loss with external drives, Cloud-Only Syncing, notes on Expresscard support & more.) Some OS X 10.8.5 Update
Notes, tips and links on issues some reported with OS X 10.8.5 and USB Bluetooth adapters, External Drives ejecting during sleep, Skype/MBA Cams, drive sleep/wake problems, Audio problems, Mac Pro/PCIe SSD card Sleep Kernel Panics on wake and unsupported Nvidia Quadro graphics card. (See page for driver info.)
Also see post on OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update with fix for Drive Sleep/Eject, No Audio after Wake & Camera Issues and OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update Feedback and Tip on 2013 MacBook Air FaceTime Camera Fix.
OS X 10.8.5 Update Info
Updaters & Troubleshooting Tips
See page for info on changes/fixes/security and Download links for Delta and 10.8.5 Combo updaters. Also tips for common update problems and links to Apple forums (OSX/Desktop/notebooks) for feedback/problem reports and tips. OS X Installer sees no Mac Pro Hard Drives if old Atheros WiFi card installed
(Conflict with WiFi card & SATA)
An SATA conflict with an older Atheros (a/b/g) WiFi (Airport) card caused no Hard Drives to be seen when trying to install OS X 10.8. (2 reports of this problem with an 802.11 a/b/g Atheros card. Not a common problem as most use a 802.11N Broadcom based card like Apple OEM'd with Mac Pros.)
OS X Mavericks: Similar problem reported with OS X 10.9 installer failures due to WiFi card conflict.
2006 Mac Pro (1,1)
owner report/tips on
Mountain Lion Install
(Aug 2012) Reader's notes on installing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on an 'unsupported' EFI32 2006 Mac Pro 1,1. He had other hardware upgrades also (video card, 16GB RAM, SSDs) and included Geekbench scores before/after the 10.8 install. (Includes links to two articles with tips/info on 10.8 installs on Mac Pro 1,1 and running 64bit kernel on EFI32 2006/2007 Mac Pros. OS X Lion on 2006-08 Mac Mini
with Core 2 Duo CPU Swaps
(July 2012, often updated) Our page of early core duo Mac Mini info on Core 2 Duo CPU upgrades (socketed CPU model) and OS X Lion install guide/tips. Also includes links/notes on firmware update to 2006 Mac Mini (mac mini 1,1) to 2007 Mini (mini 2,1) EFI firmware update for 3GB RAM support. (3GB is max usable even w/4GB installed. Mini 1,1 limited to 2GB usable.) OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update and Combo Updater v1.1 (Jul 2011) Info/Download links to OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update and revised (v1.1) OS X 10.6.8 Combo and Delta Updater downloads for client and OS X server. Page includes info on several bugfixes in the Supplemental Update and update related Apple docs. How to get 10.6.4 client working on 2010 Mac Mini Server Model (Aug 2010) Tips (required) to get OS X 10.6.4 client working properly (w/ethernet and SDcard slot support) on a 2010 Mac Mini Server model. (Posted after a reader failed to get correct answers from several trips to Apple Genius bars.) Firmware Updates for Apple Airport Bases & Time Capsules 802.11n Airport Extreme,
Express and Time Capsule
Firmware 7.8.1 (Security Update)
(June 20, 2019) Info on 802.11n AirPort Extreme, Express and Time Capsule firmware update 7.8.1 that includes several security fixes. See post for details and how to install the firmware update. 802.11ac Airport Extreme
& Time Capsule Firmware 7.9.1
(May 31, 2019) Info on 802.11ac AirPort Extreme and 802.11ac Time Capsule firmware update 7.9.1 that includes several security fixes. See post for details and how to install the firmware update. Airport Express (802.11N)
Firmware Update 7.8
(Aug 29, 2018) Info on 802.11N AirPort Express Firmware Update 7.8 that adds AirPlay 2 support. Firmware Updates for
AirPort Extreme, Express
and Time Capsule
(Dec 2017) Info on 802.11ac Time Capsule/AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.9 and 802.11N AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express & Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.9. Both updates include fixes for WPA2 key vulnerability ("KRACK") and the 802.11ac update also patches remote code execution vulnerability. (For Historical Info Only - See above for later firmware updates.) Mac Wi-Fi Tips, Wi-Fi Card Upgrades, Networking Articles Fix for macOS Mojave
"No Wi-Fi Hardware Installed"
problem after upgrading
After the macOS Mojave install, some users had no WiFi (or Ethernet) hardware recognized. The tip has solved the problem for those affected. (It involves removing or renaming an old configuration file.) Mac/OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters/Cards (PCIe/USB) Info/Links/Reports on Mac OS X compatible USB (3.0/2.0), PCIe and Mini-PCIe 802.11ac adapter cards with mac OS X drivers or native OS X (10.8.x and later) support. (Includes report with OS X Yosemite and Asus 802.11ac PCIe card in 2008 Mac Pro.) Mac user reports on 802.11n (bases/routers, adapter/cards) Mac user reports/performance tests/tips/info on 802.11n Base/routers (Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n, Linksys and D-Link 802.11n models), 802.11n enabler, chipset info on new Macs 802.11n adapters, 3rd party 802.11n adapters (one with mac drivers promised) and more. Also has links to Apple tech docs on 802.11n/Airport Extreme, USB drive support and more. (Includes link to Airport Extreme 802.11N take-apart/internal photos.) Reader reviews/feedback on various PowerLine network adapters and includes my short review of Netgear's XAVB1004 "Home Theater Internet Connection Kit" that includes a 4 port Ethernet switch. Mac user reports on NAS
and Wireless NAS
Mac user feedback/tips/performance notes, features, etc. with many brands/models of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. OS X Compatible PCI
Ethernet Network Cards
Reader reports PCI Ethernet cards that work in OS X (and those that don't work). Includes links to driver downloads for several low-cost 10/100 or GIgabit Ethernet cards. Scanners Scanners with OS X Tips
Info on Twain SANE Drivers
Feedback from OS X users on scanner support (including some working despite not being listed as supported) and troubleshooting tips plus notes using the alternative "Twain SANE" drivers for OS X.
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