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Tag: Big Sur

Adam Engst 1 comment

macOS 11.6.7 Big Sur Fixes Email Attachment Bug

If you’re still running macOS 11 Big Sur, it’s worth updating to the quietly released version 11.6.7, which fixes a problem that prevented email apps from opening attachments. It may also help clear Time Machine blockages, but it could also introduce problems by removing Rosetta from M1 Macs.

macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 and Security Update 2022-004 Catalina Agen Schmitz 20 comments

macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 and Security Update 2022-004 Catalina

Security patches for Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)

macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 and Security Update 2022-003 Catalina Agen Schmitz 22 comments

macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 and Security Update 2022-003 Catalina

Security patches for Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)

macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 and Security Update 2022-002 Catalina Agen Schmitz 9 comments

macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 and Security Update 2022-002 Catalina

Patches unspecified security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)

macOS Big Sur 11.6.3 and Security Update 2022-001 Catalina Agen Schmitz 2 comments

macOS Big Sur 11.6.3 and Security Update 2022-001 Catalina

Patches security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)

macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 and Security Update 2021-008 Catalina Agen Schmitz 7 comments

macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 and Security Update 2021-008 Catalina

Patches security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)

Josh Centers 39 comments

macOS 11.6 Big Sur, iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, and Security Update 2021-005 Catalina Fix Security Flaws

Apple has updated macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS to fix two active vulnerabilities, one of which let attackers work around Apple’s BlastDoor protections.

Josh Centers 54 comments

Apple Ships Mysterious macOS 11.5.2 Update

Apple has released macOS 11.5.2 but isn’t saying what’s in it or what it does.

Josh Centers 26 comments

Apple Releases iPadOS 14.7.1 and macOS 11.5.1 with Security Notes for Recent OS Updates

Apple has completed its latest cycle of operating system updates with the release of iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5. Along with them come security notes for all recent releases. Apple later followed with iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS 11.5.1 to address a serious security vulnerability that's being actively exploited in the wild.

Josh Centers 23 comments

Apple Releases iOS 14.5.1, iPadOS 14.5.1, macOS 11.3.1, and watchOS 7.4.1

Apple has issued updates to iOS and iPadOS to fix the App Tracking Transparency, and updates for Big Sur and watchOS—and iOS 12—to fix a WebKit vulnerability.

Adam Engst Josh Centers 64 comments

Apple Releases iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.5

Apple has once again released updates to all its core operating systems with a slew of shared features (Siri! Reminders!) and fixes (including worrying security vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited) and product-specific improvements (Apple Watch fallback authentication for mask-drive Face ID failures).

Adam Engst 99 comments

Is It Safe to Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur?

Should you upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur from a previous version of macOS? Only you can answer that question for sure, but Adam Engst has upgraded his primary Mac with no significant problems. Our recommendation is that it should now be safe to upgrade, though you might want to wait for macOS 11.3, due soon.

Josh Centers 18 comments

iOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4.1, macOS 11.2.3 Big Sur, and watchOS 7.3.2 Address WebKit Security Vulnerability

Apple has updated most of its major operating systems to address what would seem to be a severe WebKit vulnerability.

Adam Engst 48 comments

macOS 11.2.2 Protects MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from Non-Compliant USB-C Hubs and Docks

Some third-party, non-compliant, powered USB-C hubs and docks are bricking recent MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Apple has updated Big Sur to prevent the problem; the question is if Macs running Catalina or Mojave might still be at risk.

Adam Engst 111 comments

The Role of Bootable Duplicates in a Modern Backup Strategy

macOS 11 Big Sur has thrown a cryptographically signed monkey wrench into the inner workings of backup apps that make bootable duplicates. There are now workarounds, and Apple promises to fix the necessary underlying tool, but Adam Engst suggests that we need to rethink the role bootable duplicates play in a modern backup strategy.