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Apple Software Update

April 15, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data version 2144 (Update Product ID: 071-27954)
  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data for OS X El Capitan or later, version 2144 (Update Product ID: 071-27955)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool (MRT) version 1.77 (Update Product ID: 071-25056)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool (MRT), for OS X El Capitan or later, version 1.77 (Update Product ID: 071-25054)

XProtect and MRT are part of the built-in antivirus software of macOS. The packages do not appear in the Software Update section of System Preferences (or App Store in older versions of the operating system). macOS is updating the software automatically in the background if you have granted the system permission to download system data files and security-related files.

Battery Monitor

April 12, 2021:
We are releasing Battery Monitor version 4.0 through the Mac App Store:

  • In cases where the combination of Macintosh model and operating system no longer permit that Apps can access battery manufacturer and manufacturing date reliably, the application will now show the battery lot codes and version numbers instead.
  • The display of the battery serial number has been simplified.
  • Fixes a problem where the computer model was not shown as descriptive text for a few of the latest Macintosh series.

Battery Monitor is a powerful App to display the charge state of portable Macs in the Dock, to display internal battery information, to capture charge and discharge curves, to keep logs of the aging process of the battery, and to add notifications via Notification Center or speech output.

Apple Software Update

April 1, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data version 2143 (Update Product ID: 071-25055)
  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data for OS X El Capitan or later, version 2143 (Update Product ID: 071-25057)

XProtect is part of the built-in antivirus software of macOS. The package doesnot appear in the Software Update section of System Preferences (or App Store in older versions of the operating system). macOS is updating the software automatically in the background if you have granted the system permission to download system data files and security-related files.

Apple Software Update

March 31, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Safari Technology Preview version 123 (Update Product IDs: 071-23565, 071-23627)
  • Apple SafeView version 8.4.1 (Update Product ID: 071-16087)

Safari Technology Preview allows users to get a sneak peek at upcoming web technologies in macOS and experiment with these technologies in websites and extensions.

SafeView is an internal utility that macOS customers can use to share their screens via Internet with service representatives from Apple or AppleCare. It allows remote access for support purposes. This software is not available to the general public.

Apple Software Update

March 18, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data version 2142 (Update Product ID: 071-18242)
  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data for OS X El Capitan or later, version 2142 (Update Product ID: 071-18240)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool (MRT) version 1.76 (Update Product ID: 071-18239)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool (MRT), for OS X El Capitan or later, version 1.76 (Update Product ID: 071-18241)

XProtect and MRT are part of the built-in antivirus software of macOS. The packages do not appear in the Software Update section of System Preferences (or App Store in older versions of the operating system). macOS is updating the software automatically in the background if you have granted the system permission to download system data files and security-related files.

Apple Software Update

March 16, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Safari 14.0.3 for macOS Mojave (Update Product ID: 071-10830)
  • Safari 14.0.3 for macOS Catalina (Update Product ID: 071-10831)
  • Allow List for Macintosh firmware security checks (“EFI Check”), version 108 (Update Product ID: 071-18249)

Security-related packages do not appear in the Software Update section of System Preferences (or App Store in older versions of the operating system). macOS is updating the software automatically in the background if you have granted the system permission to download system data files and security-related files.

Apple Software Update

March 11, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Safari Technology Preview version 122 (Update Product IDs: 071-16080, 071-16086)
  • Apple SafeView version 8.4.0 (Update Product ID: 061-10057)

Safari Technology Preview allows users to get a sneak peek at upcoming web technologies in macOS and experiment with these technologies in websites and extensions.

SafeView is an internal utility that macOS customers can use to share their screens via Internet with service representatives from Apple or AppleCare. It allows remote access for support purposes. This software is not available to the general public.

Apple Software Update

March 8, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 Update
  • macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 Update for older operating systems (Update Product ID: 071-14766)
  • BridgeOS Customer Update 11.2.3 (Update Product ID: 071-14749)
  • Safari version 14.0.3 (Update Product IDs: 071-10830, 071-10831)

macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 and Safari 14.0.3 provide security improvements and bug fixes.

Apple Software Update

March 4, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data version 2141 (Update Product ID: 071-10479)
  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data for OS X El Capitan or later, version 2141 (Update Product ID: 071-10478)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool (MRT) version 1.75 (Update Product ID: 071-10480)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool (MRT), for OS X El Capitan or later, version 1.75 (Update Product ID: 071-10481)
  • Pro Video Formats version 2.2.1 (Update Product ID: 071-09648)

XProtect and MRT are part of the built-in antivirus software of macOS. The packages do not appear in the Software Update section of System Preferences (or App Store in older versions of the operating system). macOS is updating the software automatically in the background if you have granted the system permission to download system data files and security-related files.

Apple Software Update

March 1, 2021:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 Update for older operating systems (Update Product ID: 071-08935)

macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 prevents MacBook Pro (2019 or later) and MacBook Air (2020 or later) models from incurring damage when they are connected to certain third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs and docks.

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