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macOS Big Sur 11.2 Beta 2 Removes Feature Letting Apple Apps Bypass Third-Party Firewalls and VPNs

macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2, which was released yesterday, eliminates a feature that allowed Apple apps bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps, according to reports from ZDNet and security researcher Patrick Wardle. ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11 included a ContentFilterExclusionList that let Apple's apps like the App Store, Maps, iCloud, and more to avoid firewall and VPN apps that users had installed. These apps were not able to filter or inspect traffic for some built-in Apple apps....
Tags: Apple, Vpn, Beta, Patrick Wardle, Zdnet, macOS Big Sur


Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming a month after the first beta and two months after the initial macOS Big Sur release. Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. It's not yet clear what's included in ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2, and no new features were disc...
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Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming a month after the first beta and two months after the initial macOS Big Sur release. Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. It's not yet clear what's included in ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2, and no new features were disc...
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Apple to Fix Resolution Issue With Ultrawide Displays on M1 Macs in Future macOS Update

In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged that when an ultrawide or super-ultrawide external display is connected to a Mac with the M1 chip, some resolutions supported by the display may not be available currently. Apple says it is aware of this issue and has a solution planned for a future macOS update. Apple did not specify exactly when a fix will be available, but the first beta of macOS 11.2 was seeded last week, so that is one possibility. To see additional resolutions for your ...
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Apple Stops Offering Standalone Update Packages in macOS Big Sur

Apple appears to have ended its tradition of making standalone updater versions of macOS available to all users, beginning with macOS Big Sur. Apple offers its macOS updates through the Software Update pane in System Preferences, but it usually also lets users download the same updates as standalone installation packages, made available on the . However, as noted by Mr. Macintosh and shared by The Eclectic Light Company, Apple hasn't released a standalone installer for macOS 11.1 or 11.0.1,...
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Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update to public beta testers, with the public beta coming one day after the software was provided to developers. Public beta testers can download ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2 from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website. There's no word just yet on what's included in ‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌ 11.2, but it likely includes performance improvements, secur...
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Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two days launch of macOS Big Sur 11.1, the first major update to he operating system first launched in November. Developers can download the ‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌ 11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. There's no word just yet on what's included in ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 1...
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macOS Big Sur 11.1 Enables Full-Screen iPhone and iPad Apps on M1 Macs

Apple yesterday released macOS Big Sur version 11.1, with headline new features including AirPods Max support, privacy labels in the Mac App Store, a dedicated Apple TV+ tab in the TV app, and the ability to edit ProRAW photos in the Photos app. Another notable change mentioned in the update's release notes is the ability for iPhone and iPad apps with non-resizable windows to enter full-screen mode on Macs with the M1 chip, which is particularly useful for video apps like HBO Max. macOS 11.1 ...
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Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.1 With AirPods Max Support and Mac App Store Privacy Labels

Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.1, the first major update to the initial ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.0.1 operating system version that was released on November 12. ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1 was released following four rounds of beta testing. The new ‌‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1‌ update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. There were no major new features discovered in the update during the beta testing period, but according to Apple's rele...
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iOS 14.3 Introduces App Privacy Labels in App Store

The iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, and macOS Big Sur 11.1 updates that are live as of today introduce a new App Privacy labeling feature for the App Store and macOS ‌App Store‌, giving customers a way to determine what data an app collects about them before choosing to install it. Apple first introduced these labels at WWDC, and has given developers until now to prepare for them. Developers need to self-report details on the information that they collect to Apple, and Apple has now made this a requir...
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The Top New Features to Try Out in macOS Big Sur

I know macOS Big Sur has been available to install for about a month now, but I also know that there are plenty of Mac users who have dismissed that update button every day for weeks. That’s understandable: While macOS Big Sur has been stable for me, some have reported issues with it.Read more...
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Apple Seeds RC Version of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming one week after the release of the second beta and a month after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software. Developers can download the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. There's no word yet on what's...
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Apple Seeds RC Version of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming one week after the release of the second beta and a month after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software. Developers can download the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. There's no word yet on what's...
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The Best Features to Set Up in macOS Big Sur

It seems like you just installed the latest OS version, and then they release a new one. With the update comes new designs, tools, and a nature-related background photo. There are also, of course, cool new features. If you just updated to macOS Big Sur, here are the best new features to play with.Read more...
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Useful macOS Big Sur Features You Might Not Know

macOS Big Sur has been out for about a month now, but macOS releases never get quite as much attention as iOS releases, so there may still be some features that you're not aware of. In our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some useful but lesser known ‌macOS Big Sur‌ tips that are worth checking out. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. AirPods Auto Switching - With ‌macOS Big Sur‌ and iOS/iPadOS 14, your AirPods will swap automatically to the device that you...
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Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the release of the first beta and three weeks after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software. Developers can download the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. There's no word yet on what's included in...
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Big Sur finally makes iPad apps useful on the Mac

Apple’s cross-platform Mac Catalyst apps have banished most of their problems in MacOS Big Sur. It took a while, but they are finally showing their promise.
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Apple brought back the familiar startup chime with macOS 11. It might seem like a small change, but it's actually a big deal.

Apple's latest operating system brought back the brand's iconic chime that signals a Mac is being booted up. Apple Apple's latest operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, brought back the signature startup chime that signals to a user that the computer is booting up. Tech columnist Jason Aten argues that while this change is simple if not unnecessary for some, it's actually more important than just a fun addition. The chime is part of Apple's identity, he says, and creating that consist...
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How to Tell Which Apps Are Optimized for M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Following the launch of Apple's M1-powered Macs, numerous third-party apps have been updated to ensure they are optimized to run on Apple's custom silicon. Even if an app hasn't been updated, Apple's non-Intel Macs can still run them, thanks to Apple's Rosetta 2 translation layer. But how do you know which of your apps are running natively as Universal executables and which ones are using Rosetta emulation? Read on to find out. Universal Apps Explained When developers update their apps to ...
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How to Restore Your M1 Mac if macOS Won't Reinstall

Apple’s first generation of M1 Macs is slick, but some early adopters are running into a strange error that can render a new computer unusable. Those attempting to perform a full restore of macOS on an M1-equipped Mac or MacBook before upgrading to macOS Big Sur might experience a system-stopping warning over and…Read more...
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Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Sweden and France

Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent into MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time. Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June. The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's native browser; i...
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Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Additional Countries

Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent to MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time. Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June. The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's native browser; it ...
Tags: Apple, Sweden, France, Safari, Ios 14, macOS Big Sur


Windows Migration Assistant Updated for macOS Big Sur

Apple overnight updated its Windows Migration Assistant software to include compatibility with macOS Big Sur. As spotted by iMore, version 2.3.0.0 of the utility provides support for users looking to migrate their data from a Windows PC to Apple's latest Mac operating system. The assistant transfers users' contacts, calendars, email accounts, and more from a Windows machine and migrates the data to the appropriate places in macOS. After the process has been performed, Apple advises users to ...
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Apple Offers Instructions on What to Do if macOS Big Sur Causes Installation Errors on 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro

Following the release of macOS Big Sur last week, a number of 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro owners found that the update bricked their machines. Affected users saw their Macs get stuck displaying a black screen after attempting to install the new software. Apple has now addressed this issue in a new support document that provides instructions on what to do if ‌macOS Big Sur‌ can't be installed on a 2013 or 2014 MacBook Pro machine. Apple suggests Mac owners experiencing these issues unplug extern...
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Apple Releases Revised Version of macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur

Apple today released a revised version of macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur, which appears to be available for some Mac users who had not previously installed the macOS 11.0.1 update. It's not clear why Apple has released a new version of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, but 11.0.1 is the launch version of Big Sur on all Macs except for M1 Macs. Those who have already updated to ‌macOS Big Sur‌ will not see this update, but those who are coming from Catalina or an earlier version of macOS will get the new release. ...
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Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Public Beta Testers

Apple todays seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to public beta testers, with the beta coming a day after the developer release and two weeks after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software. Beta testers who signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ beta through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile. Mac users who want to be a part of Apple's beta testi...
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Apple's Battery Health Management Feature Cannot Be Disabled on Apple Silicon Macs

Apple's battery health management feature cannot be disabled on Apple Silicon Macs, as there is no toggle switch for this in System Preferences on these machines. Battery health management cannot be disabled on Apple Silicon-based Macs Introduced in macOS Catalina version 10.15.5, the battery health management system is designed to improve the lifespan of a Mac notebook's battery by reducing the rate at which it chemically ages. The feature achieves this by monitoring the battery's temperatu...
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Apple's app-security tech Gatekeeper caused all kinds of problems last week, but here's why your Mac would be in far worse shape without it

macOS Big Sur. Apple The surge of downloads for Apple's latest version of macOS Big Sur caused an issue with Apple's servers that triggered a bug in the company's Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper is the service that confirms that a piece of software is legitimate before it's downloaded — when it stopped working, apps didn't open. Gatekeeper, and its failure, can be an annoyance for those who don't want Apple regulating what they download, but most people would argue it's better to be safe than sorry...
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1Password Updated With macOS Big Sur Optimizations and Unlocking With Apple Watch

AgileBits this week announced that it has released a new version of its popular password manager 1Password for Mac with macOS Big Sur optimizations, including a new icon and design tweaks to the password generator and item fields. 1Password 7.7 also introduces support for unlocking with an Apple Watch on Macs with Touch ID, as well as many newer models of the Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro. When enabled, you'll receive a notification on your Apple Watch any time you open 1Password on macOS Catal...
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Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming five days after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software. Developers can download the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. There's no word yet on what's included in ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1, but it likely includes perform...
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