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|Safari Technology Preview 105|
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(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
|Little Snitch 4.5.1 Update|
April 23rd version 4.5.1 update to Little Snitch. Info from the release notes:
"Improvements in the Connection Alert
- Fixed an issue causing the Research Assistant to be shown without any visible content.
- Fixed an issue causing the "Accept Modifications" button not to work.
- Improved keyboard control of the connection alert window.
- Rules for connections that are established via a helper tool ("Some.app via Helper Tool") are now created for the parent application. This prevents these rules to stop working when the the helper tool changes its path in the course of an update of the parent application. The only exception to this are Terminal programs, for which the previous behavior of creating rules tied to a particular command line tool remains.
Other Bug Fixes
- Fixed a rare issue where the kernel extension was loaded but couldn't be initialized."
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- Tip for Missing Apple XDR Display Presets after 2.2.2 firmware update
- OWC Doubles Capacity in Award-winning SSDs (sponsor blog)
- Apple's Security Updates page notes iOS 13.4.1 available for iPhone SE 2nd generation.
(iOS 13.4.1 for other models was released on April 7th.)
- Apple Finds No Evidence iPhone, iPad Mail Flaw was Exploited (reply to below)
- iPhones, iPads Vulnerable Due to Flaws in Mail App (bloomberg)
Apple says it will issue an update to fix the problem.
(was fixed in a Beta update, and may have been exploited since Jan. 2018.)
- How to Fix Your Storage Enclosure at Home (sponsor blog)
- Cables, Power Supply, Cooling Fan, Drive, Circuit Board.
- Pixelmator for iOS version 2.5 for iOS 11.0 or later (app store)
- "Adds new Files-based document browser, a new photo browser, and new image size presets that let you quickly create new images with common sizes..."
- Fixed a number of memory management issues.
- The Pixelmator for iOS Help would sometimes be displayed incorrectly. Fixed.
- Fixed app quit issue when having Full Keyboard Access accessibility setting turned on.
- If certain 3rd-party apps used the PXM extension for their files, having those apps installed could prevent Pixelmator from creating or opening files. Fixed.
- Apple Services now available in more countries around the world (pr)
- Apple's Security Updates page now notes the April 8th WatchOS 6.2.1 update is also available for the Series 1 and 2. (I don't own an Apple watch to confirm that.)
- Apple Developing High-End Headphones with Interchangeable Parts (bloomberg)
|Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates|
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
|Other News, Software Updates and Tips
|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:
April 13th to 17th, 2020 News Archive
- Radeon Pro W5700X MPX Module added as 2019 Mac Pro Option.
- Buy Radeon Pro W5700X MPX Module at Apple online store ($1000)
- Workaround for Mac Hanging when Copying Files after macOS 10.15.4 Update.
- Pixelmator Pro 1.6.1 (bug fixes/improvements).
- Apple Xcode 11.4.1 (bug and security fixes).
- Pixelmator for iOS v2.4.8 (bug fixes).
- Apple announces iPhone SE 2nd Generation.
- Microsoft Office for Mac v16.36 (includes Word security fixes).
- AKiTiO Node Titan eGPU Chassis (with carry handle).
- How to Create a Photo Slideshow in Keynote for Mac.
- Apple makes mobility data available to aid COVID-19 efforts.
- Apple Responds to Senators Questioning Privacy of Covid-19 Tools.
- Freeware VM VirtualBox version 6.1.6 update.
- Oracle Critical Update Advisory - April 2020 (includes Java update).
- Cisco Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products.
- Adobe Security Updates for After Effects, Digital Editions, Cold Fusion.
- Intel Releases Multiple Security Updates.
- Microsoft April 2020 Patch Tuesday Updates.
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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