|Current News: Updated 7/15 (Beta Update, Apple docs, Other News/Updates/Review)
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|Developer Beta Update|
July 15th Developer releases update.
(Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.)
- macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 5 (18G78a)
(July 9th releases)
- iOS 12.4 beta 6 (16G5069a)
- watchOS 5.3 beta 5 (16U5566a)
|Apple/Products related News, Software Updates, Tips, Op-Ed, PR [= skip =]
- How to Record a Facetime Call on Your Mac (sponsor blog)
- Safari Technology Preview 87 Release Notes (webkit.org)
- Download available for macOS Catalina betas and macOS Mojave.
(If previous version installed, use software update in system prefs.)
- A Possible Successor to macOS Server (sponsor blog)
- WWDC19 Video Transcripts Now Available (apple)
- Logic Pro X 10.4.6 Update (long list of fixes)
The Logic Pro X version 10.4.6 Update (for macOS 10.13.6 or later) release notes has a long list of changes/fixes related to Stability/Reliability, Performance, Accessibility, Dynamic Plug-in Loading, Mixer, Automation, Plug-ins, Apple Loops, Undo, Control Surfaces/MIDI Controllers, Articulations, Flex Time and Pitch, Takes/Comping, Key Commands, Export and 'General'.
- MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated for back-to-school season (press release)
"Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for $1,199 for college students..."
(Apple's updated support articles for new MacBook Pro and Air model IDs.)
- Micromat TechTool Pro 11.0.4 update (use in app update check)
- Added MacBook Pro (2019) support.
- Fixed a reported application crash in the Video tool.
- Fixed issues in Disk Image Cloning subcategory in the Volume Cloning tool.
- Volume Cloning tool fix for reported APFS cloning issues for bootable volumes.
- Fixed a selection issue in the Check Computer Configuration window.
- Extended Apple Notary service support to the TechTool Pro 11 Installer.
- Updated identification strings for Check Computer.
- Other minor fixes and enhancements.
- How to Check for Malware and 'Bad' Plists Manually on Your Mac (sponsor blog)
(I wouldn't use any 'cleaning' apps.)
- Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server (TC)
- Zoom fixes major Mac webcam security flaw with emergency patch (verge)
(Ref: Zoom's Response to Video-On Concern.)
- OWC Blog post about Mac Pro 5,1 not being Catalina compatible
(I disagree with the R.I.P. title, even if nobody does a Catalina patch for it,
but a reply noted a Beta Catalina patcher at dosdude1.com/catalina/)
- WebDriver is Coming to Safari in iOS 13 (webkit blog)
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|Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later added first)|
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
|Intel Core i9-9900K Hackintosh Benchmarks - macOS 10.14.5 vs 10.13.6|
Bill sent updated Benchmarks (CPU, OpenCL, Metal) with Mojave 10.14.5 vs High Sierra 10.13.6, added to his article on Intel 8 Core i9-9900K Hackintosh with dual 1TB NVMe SSDs, 32GB RAM, and RX580 Nitro+ graphics card.
|DisplayLink version 5.2 USB Software Update for macOS Mojave|
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software releases page has v5.2 software update for macOS Mojave. (Software for older macOS versions are listed down the main page - last updates were in Oct. 2018.)
|Other News, Reviews, Tips, Software Updates, OT (later added first)|
|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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
July 1st to 5th, 2019 News Archive
- Little Snitch 4.4 has Security Fix, New Features and Bug Fixes
- macOS Catalina 10.15 beta 3 (19A501i)
- Xcode 11 beta 3 (11M362V)
- iOS 13 beta 3 (17A5522g) - "g" released July 8th
- iPadOS 13 beta 3 (17A5522g) - "g" released July 8th
- tvOS 13 beta 3 (17J5515e)
- watchOS 6 beta 3 (17R5521e).
- New Mac Pro Details from Catalina Beta 2, Expansion Slot Utility lives again
- Pro Audio: How to Choose the Best Computer for Music Production
- Sony Android TVs Firmware Update 6.6520 (Wifi fix for Oreo)
- Review of GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super
- 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 SSD Review
- Mozilla blog on fixing Antivirus errors (TLS/man in the middle)
- Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- Troubleshooting no sound from internal speakers on your Mac.
- Apple Vintage and obsolete products.
- How to get your Apple Watch ready for service.
- Institutions that support health records on iPhone.
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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