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|DisplayLink Manager macOS App v1.1 (for macOS Big Sur Beta and Catalina)|
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software page has "DisplayLink Manager Graphics Connectivity v1.1" (macOS app). A clip from the v1.1 release notes (text file D/L):
"This is DisplayLink macOS app v1.1.0.
Related links follow:
Read the full release notes for more details.
Details about this app can be found in our FAQ.
This version supports macOS version 10.15.x and 11.0 Public Beta.
New features in this release
- Screen rotation is now available in macOS 11.0 Big Sur Public Beta.
- User will be prompted to uninstall legacy drivers if detected.
Classic DisplayLink driver 5.2.5 stays available for macOS 10.14 Mojave and macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Known issues and limitations
- No support for rotated DisplayLink screens in macOS Catalina 10.15.x
- No support for clamshell mode with DisplayLink screen connected.
- Some HiDPI mode are not available on DisplayLink screens (29526)"
(Previous DisplayLink software for macOS is under "Legacy Releases" on main page.)
|macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update|
macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update available via software update or download page.
"macOS Catalina 10.15.6 supplemental update includes bug fixes for your Mac.
Apple's Security Updates page notes "This update has no published CVE entries".
(I expect the macOS 10.15.6 Update downloads may be revised soon to include this.)
Fixes a stability issue that could occur when running virtualization apps.
Resolves an issue where an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) may appear washed out after waking from sleep."
|iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 Updates|
From the iOS 13.6.1 release notes:
"iOS 13.6.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone.
Addresses an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low.
Fixes a thermal management issue that caused some displays to exhibit a green tint.
Fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could be disabled for some users."
Info from the iPadOS 13.6.1 release notes:
"iPadOS 13.6.1 addresses an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low and includes other bug fixes for your iPad."
(Apple's Security Updates page notes these updates have no published CVE entries.)
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|Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.21 Update|
Available via in-app update for CCC 5.x users or full download at bombich.com/download.
Info from the August 10, 2020 Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.21 release notes:
More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 5 (including 30 day trial) at bombich.com.
- Added an exclusion for a system cache folder that has been causing some stalls,
affecting primarily 10.15.6 users.
- Addressed an error related to the copying of a "SystemKey" file on a Catalina startup disk.
- Addressed an issue affecting the bootability of Yosemite and El Capitan backups.
|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.
(Plus guides on T2 Macs Firmware Restore, & Firmware Restore CD downloads for older Macs.)
|Apple Updates iMac 27-inch, 21.5-Inch and iMac Pro [= skip =]|
Info from the Apple press release:
"27-inch iMac gets a major update
More details at the iMac product page and tech specs.
...now features much faster performance, SSDs across the line, a more stunning Retina 5K display, and higher quality camera, speakers, and mics.
Apple today announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. By far the most powerful and capable iMac ever, it features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, superfast SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics. For the consumer using their iMac all day, every day, to the aspiring creative looking for inspiration, to the serious pro pushing the limits of their creativity, the new 27-inch iMac delivers the ultimate desktop experience that is now better in every way.
Up to 10-Core Processors and More Memory Capacity
The 27-inch iMac, with the latest 6- and 8-core 10th-generation Intel processors, has pro-level performance for a wide range of needs. For pros who need to push iMac even further, the 27-inch iMac has a 10-core processor option for the first time, with Turbo Boost speeds reaching 5.0GHz for up to 65 percent faster CPU performance. And when working with memory-intensive applications, iMac features double the memory capacity for up to 128GB.
When compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers:
- Up to 65 % more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
- Up to 40 % faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X.
- Up to 35 % faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
- Up to 25 % faster build time in Xcode.
Next-Generation AMD Graphics
iMac delivers up to 55 percent faster graphics performance from its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics, featuring AMD's latest RDNA architecture with faster, more power-efficient compute units. And for customers using pro apps that can take advantage of large amounts of video memory for even greater performance, iMac features a graphics option with 16GB of memory for the first time - providing double the video memory capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac.
SSDs and Apple T2 Security Chip Across the Line
The 27-inch iMac now comes standard with SSDs across the line, delivering blazing-fast performance up to 3.4GB/s for launching applications and opening large files. For users who need massive amounts of storage, iMac also features an 8TB SSD option for the first time - four times the SSD capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac.
Updates to 21.5-Inch iMac and iMac Pro
Apple today also announced that its 21.5-inch iMac will come standard with SSDs across the line for the first time. Customers can also choose to configure their 21.5-inch iMac with a Fusion Drive.
iMac Pro now comes standard with a 10-core Intel Xeon processor. Designed for pro users who require workstation-class performance, iMac Pro features Xeon processors up to 18 cores, graphics performance up to 22 teraflops, up to 256GB quad-channel ECC memory, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display."
|Apple Beta Updates|
Current Developer Beta releases (from Aug. 4)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
- macOS Big Sur 11 beta 4 (20A5343i)
- Xcode 12 beta 4 (12A8179i)
- iOS 14 beta 4 (18A5342e)
- iPadOS 14 beta 4 (18A5342e)
- watchOS 7 beta 4 (18R5350e)
- tvOS 14 beta 4 (18J5354d)
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
July 27th to 31st, 2020 News Archive
- Safari Technology Preview 111 Update
- Mac VLC Media Player 18.104.22.168 Update
- Firefox 79.0, ESR 78.1.0, and ESR 68.11 Updates.
- Run Emulated Mac OS 8 with Macintosh.js
- Apple Reports Third Quarter Results.
- How to Save Your "Memories" Movies in Mac Photos.
- About Secure Boot and System Integrity Protection for Macs.
- Apple's New Services Off to a Slow Start in First Year.
- Nvidia in Advanced Talks to Buy Chip Company Arm Ltd.
- About the security content of iTunes 12.10.8 for Windows.
- 03.10.41 Firmware Update for 2020 LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs.
- Apple ProRes RAW for Windows version 1.2 (info/download).
- 4TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB SSD Review.
- Chrome 84.0.4147.105 Stable Channel Update includes 8 security fixes.
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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