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Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.16 Update
See CCC 5.1.16 release notes for details on 15 fixes/improvements.
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Little Snitch 4.5 Update
March 30th version 4.5 update to Little Snitch. They note "This release brings new features and improvements requested by users, after a few months of focussing on compatibility with macOS Catalina..." The release notes lists a redesigned Research Assistant, and improvements in Connection Alert, Network Monitor, Little Snitch Configuration and other general improvements and fixes.

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Article on Safari 13.1 New Features/Improvements
New blog post on New WebKit Features in Safari 13.1
"This year's spring releases of Safari 13.1 for macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS, and watchOS bring a tremendous number of WebKit improvements for the web across Apple's platforms. All of this with many more updates for improved privacy, performance, and a host of new tools for web developers..."
(I hesitated posting this as I know there's been problem reports on Safari 13.1 (mails/apple forum posts, etc) as well as with the Security Update and/or 10.15.4. Hopefully those that were not able to solve problems had a backup to restore from, or a bootable clone of their previous install.)
Firefox 74.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.6.1 Security Updates
April 3rd release notes for Firefox 74.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.6.1 lists 2 critical security fixes.
Tip for Pro Display XDR not showing Firmware Update 2.2.2
Updated the previous post on the Pro Display XDR 2.2.2 firmware update to include an owner tip on finally getting his display updated. (He was one of the owners that said the update wasn't appearing.)
Updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for Mac and iOS
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
  (Over 25 in previous week's updates)
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Other News, Firmware/Software Updates, Tips, Reviews, 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/driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    March 23rd to 27th, 2020 News Archive
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update (info and Downloads)
  • Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 build w/Security Update 2020-002
  • Security Update 2020-002 for macOS Mojave & High Sierra (w/downloads)
  • Safari 13.1 Update (includes security fixes).
  • iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, iOS 12.4.6, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2/5.2.6.
  • 3rd Generation Apple TV 7.5 Update.
  • Safari Technology Preview 103 (for Catalina/Mojave).
  • Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Major Update.
  • Apple Pro Display XDR Firmware Update 2.2.2 (with Tip).
  • Apple releases COVID-19 app and website based on CDC guidance.
  • How to Use iCloud Drive Folder Sharing.
  • Little Snitch and the Deprecation of Kernel Extensions.
  • macOS 10.15.4 warns of future incompatibility with 3rd Party Extensions.
  • Some 10.15.4 users say external display doesn't work via docking station.
  • Some 10.15.4 users say HDR doesn't work correctly with their Displays.
  • Apple Xcode 11.4 changes and security fix.
  • Apple releases ARKit 3.5.
  • Webkit article on Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking And More.
  • Work From Home Essentials: FaceTime & Other Videoconference Apps.
  • OWC Unveils Newest Mercury Elite Pro External Storage.
  • About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.18 (Windows 7).
  • About the security content of iCloud for Windows 10.9.3 (Windows 10).
  • About the security content of iTunes 12.10.5 for Windows.
  • Sony A1E, Z9D, and other Android TVs Firmware Update 6.6555.
  • TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 Review.
  • Time's Review of Half-Life: Alyx (VR).
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
    - About macOS Recovery
    - If your Mac doesn't turn on.
    - If your Mac doesn't start up all the way.
    - If your Mac starts up to a question mark.
    - If your Mac starts up to a blank screen.
    - If your Mac starts up to a circle with a line through it.
    - If your Mac starts up to an Apple logo or progress bar.
    - How to repair a Mac disk with Disk Utility.
    - If your Mac starts up to an Apple logo or progress bar.
    - Restart your Mac in macOS or Windows.
    - How to Archive or make copies of the information you store in iCloud.
    - How to select a different startup disk.
    - How to share folders with iCloud Drive.
    - How to use reference modes with Apple Pro Display XDR.
    - What's new in firmware updates for Apple Pro Display XDR.
    - How to Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR.
    - How to use safe mode on your Mac.
    - How to repair a Mac disk with Disk Utility.
    - If you lost the remote for your Apple TV.
    - If your Apple TV remote isn't working.
    - How to set up and use the Home app.
    - What's new in the updates for macOS Catalina.
    - About the security content of Xcode 11.4
    - About Apple TV (3rd generation) software updates.
    - How to share control of your home.

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