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iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 Updates   [= Skip =]
From release notes for iOS 13.2.3 (build 17B111)
  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work.
  • Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background.
  • Resolves issues that may prevent Mail from fetching new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts.
The same changes are listed in the iPadOS 13.2.3 (build 17B111) release notes.
(Apple's Security Updates page notes these updates have no published CVE entries.)
 
Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.14 Update
See CCC 5.1.14 release notes for details on 13 fixes/improvements.
(Available via in-app update or full download at bombich.com/download.)
 
Updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for Mac and iOS   [= Skip =]
(All list changes as "This update contains stability and performance improvements.")
New 16-inch MacBook Pro   [= Skip =]
Apple has a press release on the new MacBook Pro 16.
"All-New MacBook Pro Features an Immersive 16-Inch Retina Display, Up to 80 Percent Faster Performance and a New Magic Keyboard

The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Featuring a new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm travel for a more satisfying key feel, the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever in a Mac notebook. The 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 Security Chip...

More Advanced Thermal Design
The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses the most advanced thermal architecture ever in a Mac notebook to enable the system to run at higher power for sustained periods of time. The sophisticated fan design features a larger impeller with extended blades along with bigger vents, resulting in a 28 percent increase in airflow, while the heat sink is 35 percent larger, enabling significantly more heat dissipation than before. Together, these advancements in cooling capacity allow the 16-inch MacBook Pro to sustain up to 12 more watts during intensive workloads than the previous design.

Next-Generation Graphics
Graphics performance is critical to pros, whether they're creating the next big game title, rendering a complex 3D scene or color grading a blockbuster film. The 16-inch MacBook Pro features new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics - the first 7nm mobile discrete GPUs for pro users. Paired with GDDR6 video memory and with an 8GB VRAM option for the first time, pro users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks faster than ever. Customers who choose the standard configuration will see 2.1 times faster graphics performance than the previous standard configuration. Those who opt for the highest-end graphics options will see up to 80 percent faster performance than the previous high-end configuration.

First 8TB Notebook
For pros with massive asset libraries and large projects that need even more storage in a notebook, the new MacBook Pro doubles the SSD storage to 512GB and 1TB on standard configurations. And for the first time, MacBook Pro can be configured with a staggering 8TB of storage - the largest SSD ever in a notebook...

Pricing and Availability
Starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through apple.com and the Apple Store app. It will be in Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in the US later this week and coming soon to stores around the world. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac."

More details at the MacBook Pro 16" Tech Specs page.
 
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)   [= Skip =]
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later revised first)
(There were more revised articles in the previous news archive.) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

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Developer Beta Updates
Current Developer releases. (Updated Nov. 13th, later first)
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 2 (19C39d)
  • Xcode 11.3 beta (11C24b)
    (the following from Nov. 12th)
  • iOS 13.3 beta 2 (17C5038a)
  • iPadOS 13.3 beta 2 (17C5038a)
  • watchOS 6.1.1 beta 2 (17S5439a)
  • tvOS 13.3 beta 2 (17K5440a)
(Apple also has Public betas. See the Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.)
 

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Security Updates for Adobe Illustrator CC, Animate CC, Bridge CC, Media Encoder
November 12th Adobe security bulletins on updates for Illustrator CC (APSB19-36), Animate CC (APSB19-34), Media Encoder (APSB19-52) and Bridge CC (APSB19-53).
(In some cases only Windows ver. was vulnerable, but updates available for Mac & Windows.)
 
iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 Updates   [= Skip =]
From release notes for iOS 13.2.2 (build 17B102)
  • Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background.
  • Resolves an issue where iPhone may temporarily lose cellular service after a call.
  • Addresses an issue where cellular data may temporarily not be available.
  • Fixes an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable.
  • Addresses an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt.
  • Resolves an issue where charging may be interrupted on Yubikey Lightning-powered accessories.
From release notes for iPadOS 13.2.2 (build 17B102)
  • Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background.
  • Fixes an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable.
  • Addresses an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt.
  • Resolves an issue where charging may be interrupted on Yubikey Lightning-powered accessories.
(Apple's Security Updates page notes these updates have no published CVE entries.)
 
Pacifist 3.6.2 Update
Version 3.6.2 available at the Pacifist web site. (I check the release notes daily but didn't see 3.6.2 update listed until the 6th.) Info from the Pacifist 3.6.2 release notes:
- Added Catalina installer to the "Open Apple Installers" button.
- Notarized.

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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.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    November 4th to 8th, 2019 News Archive
  • Pacifist 3.6.2 Update supports Catalina installers.
  • OS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 include several bug fixes.
  • Speed Up macOS Catalina with These Tips
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition released for macOS
  • All-New Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock for Extreme Workflows
  • Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat housing crisis in California
  • Health Records on iPhone now available to veterans across the US
  • Chrome 78.0.3904.97 stable channel update (with 4 security fixes)
  • Pro Audio: Understanding Basic Acoustics in Your Home Studio (Part I)
  • Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The 5 GHz Consumer Special
  • Geekbench 5.0.4 released
  • Western Digital Announces Ultrastar DC SS540 SAS SSD (800GB-15.36TB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Review, Feat. EVGA SC Ultra

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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