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Apple Software Update

May 16, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • macOS 12.4 Monterey
  • macOS 12.4 Monterey Update for macOS Mojave and Catalina (Update Product ID: 012-06873)
  • BridgeOS Customer Update 12.4 (Update Product ID: 012-06885)
  • macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 (Update Product ID: 012-08272)
  • macOS Catalina Security Update 2022-004 (Update Product ID: 002-83068)
  • Safari 15.5 for macOS Big Sur (Update Product ID: 002-95119)
  • Safari 15.5 for macOS Catalina (Update Product ID: 002-77868)

The updates address product defects and security issues.

TinkerTool System 6

May 12, 2022:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 6 version 6.99 Supplemental Update 4:

  • The user interface for registration was revised.
  • The application can now offer automatic re-registration after it has been migrated to a new computer.
  • Fixed a problem where exporting the list of orphaned files may not have worked as expected.
  • Minor modernizations and adjustments.

TinkerTool System 6 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers. It is designed for use with the older operating systems macOS 10.14 Mojave and macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Apple Software Update

May 12, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data version 2159 (Update Product ID: 002-82275)
  • Apple XProtect Configuration Data, for macOS Mojave, version 2159 (Update Product ID: 002-82277)
  • Mobile Device Software (Product ID: 002-77755)
  • Device Support Update (Product ID: 002-77785)

XProtect is part of the built-in antivirus software of macOS. The package does 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.

The additional updates ensure proper updating and restoring for iOS and iPadOS devices with a Mac.

Apple Software Update

May 11, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Safari Technology Preview version 145 (Update Product ID: 012-02934)

This update to Safari Technology Preview includes the latest WebKit enhancements.

TinkerTool System 7
May 10, 2022:

We are releasing TinkerTool System 7 version 7.87:

  • Added new feature to export data from local or remote directory services currently bound to a Mac. This can be helpful, for example, to transfer user accounts from the abandoned macOS Server software to other operating systems. The new function can be found on the Maintenance pane.
  • Added new feature to perform a simple audit on the system log to detect a suspicious number of failed logins at the console screen, or general user authorization failures. The new function can be found on the Operational Safety pane.
  • Added new feature to determine the exact core configuration of Apple Silicon processors. The number of efficiency, performance and GPU cores, as well as the number of processor clusters can be read out.
  • Added new feature to show copies of APFS snapshot overviews in external windows. The windows can be resized so that the complete dataset can be shown without clipped table columns.
  • Added new feature to reset Launchpad to factory settings for the current user account.
  • The item to repair System Preferences is no longer needed in up-to-date versions of macOS and has been removed.
  • Most parts of the Network pane now keep their previous states when the application is relaunched.
  • The user interface for the Trim feature overview for AHCI-based SSDs was updated.
  • Entering a text filter when working with results of a log database query no longer requires to press the return key.
  • Fixed a problem where the keyword search feature was not always working correctly for results on the Maintenance pane.
  • Fixed a problem where a text filter could be reused unexpectedly after specifying a new query for the log database.
  • Fixed a problem where the application could quit unexpectedly when communication with an external privileged utility was stopped while that program was sending data.

TinkerTool System 7 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers.

Apple Software Update

May 2, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Safari Technology Preview version 144 (Update Product ID: 002-89607)

This update to Safari Technology Preview includes the latest WebKit enhancements.

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