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Blog - Archived Entries - October 2020

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Apple Software Update

October 30, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

MRT 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.


Apple Software Update

October 29, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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.


Apple Software Update

October 28, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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

October 27, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

Apple recommends the update for all users. With the lack of support for old 32-bit applications, very immature components, and system crashes when using specific features, macOS Catalina can be a bad choice, however.

General Apple bug icon

October 24, 2020:
Apple has officially withdrawn the following updates:

MRT version 1.67 has been reinstated. This appears to be an emergency fix to prevent that more and more Macs will raise warnings that Apple's and HP's drivers for HP peripherals are being reported as malware (“… will damage your computer”.) This will however not fix the problem that other security components of macOS will automatically disable Hewlett-Packard software at the moment.


General Apple bug icon

October 23, 2020:
Somebody has revoked the macOS Developer ID code signing certificate of Hewlett-Packard a few hours ago. As a result, all modern macOS operating system versions that had been connected to the Internet today can no longer work with HP devices any longer if they require macOS device drivers. This means you can no longer print, fax, or scan with macOS and a device from HP in case HP software is required. It does not matter if the necessary drivers have been downloaded from Apple or from HP. We have informed Apple about this problem and hope it will be fixed soon.

As a workaround for printing, you can try to add a second logical printer entry for the same physical printer using a driver-less connection method, such as AirPrint, plain PostScript, or Gutenprint. However, this will only work if your printer model is supporting such a connection method. The print quality can also be reduced compared to using a native printer driver.

As a side effect of this issue, the built-in antivirus software of macOS may display repeated warnings from time to time indicating that components of the HP software “will damage your computer”. For example, this can include components like hpPostProcessing.bundle, hpPreProcessing.filter, commandtohp.filter, fax.backend, Matterhorn.bundle, among many others.


Apple Software Update

October 23, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:


Apple Software Update

October 22, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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.


Apple Software Update

October 21, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

The Command Line Tools enable UNIX-style development via Terminal by installing command line developer tools, as well as macOS SDK frameworks and headers. Many useful tools are included, such as the Apple LLVM compiler, linker, and Make. If Xcode is installed, these tools are also embedded within the Xcode IDE.


Apple Software Update

October 20, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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.

The Mobile Device Update adds macOS support for the new iPhone 12 and iPad model series.


Apple Software Update

October 14, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

BootCamp provides drivers for running Microsoft Windows on Macintosh computers. Boot Camp is a macOS application that assists you in installing Microsoft Windows on your Mac.


Apple Software Update

October 8, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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.


TinkerTool System 6

October 8, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 6 version 6.93:

TinkerTool System 6 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers.


Apple Software Update

October 1, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

The Supplemental Update for macOS Mojave fixes the problems that had been caused in the operating system by the version of Safari 14 originally published on September 16. It contains an updated version of Safari 14. Security Update 2020-005 is a fixed re-release, also correcting issues with the previous update.

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.


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