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Apple Software Update

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

  • Apple SafeView version 9.5 (Update Product ID: 012-10216)

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.

Screen Sharing

  • Improved privacy masking performance
  • General bug fixes

Shared Settings

  • Highlight specific settings for certain issues/components
  • General bug fixes
TinkerTool System 7
August 9, 2022:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 7 version 7.9:
  • The emergency tool (TinkerTool System for Recovery Mode) can now also be used on Macs with Apple Silicon if macOS 12.5 or later is installed.
  • The user interface for the launch instructions of the emergency tool has been enhanced.
  • Fixed a problem where the number of processor clusters was not indicated correctly for specific Apple Silicon processors.

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

Apple Software Update

August 4, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Payloads version 68 (Update Product ID: 012-46685)

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.

Mac Power Monitor

July 26, 2022:
We are releasing Mac Power Monitor version 1.1:

  • Fixes a problem where the number of CPU clusters could not be determined on specific Mac models with the original M1 processor. This could cause the processor detail window not to open correctly.
  • Fixes an inaccuracy with the sum readings for performance core and GPU core bandwidths on specific Mac models with Apple Silicon.
  • Fixes a problem where the status of automatic update notification was not reflected correctly after the launch of the application.

Mac Power Monitor is a graphical, easy-to-use interface for the energy and power measuring features of macOS.

Apple Software Update

July 21, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple Malware Removal Tool Configuration Data version 1.93 (Update Product ID: 012-04872)
  • Apple Malware Removal Tool Configuration Data, for macOS Mojave, version 1.93 (Update Product ID: 012-04871)
  • Apple XProtect Payloads version 67 (Update Product ID: 012-41952)

MRT and XProtect are part of the built-in antivirus software of macOS. The packages do not appear in the Software Update section of System Preferences. 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

July 20, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • macOS 12.5 Monterey
  • macOS 12.5 Monterey Update for macOS Mojave and Catalina (Update Product ID: 012-42714)
  • BridgeOS Customer Update 12.5 (Update Product ID: 012-42712)
  • macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 (Update Product ID: 012-40387)
  • macOS Catalina Security Update 2022-005 (Update Product ID: 012-08543)
  • Safari 15.6 for macOS Big Sur (Update Product ID: 012-26879)
  • Safari 15.6 for macOS Catalina (Update Product ID: 012-19379)

The updates address product defects and security issues.

Bresink Software Updater

July 20, 2022:
We are releasing Bresink Software Updater, version 1.5:

  • Code modernization and small changes in the user interface.
  • Adds a workaround for a layout issue with some versions of macOS where table columns could sometimes be clipped.

If you use many of our software products on your Mac, it can become tedious to keep all of them up-to-date. Bresink Software Updater facilitates the maintenance of our applications considerably. At a glance you can see if all programs are at their latest versions. You will be notified about available updates and can decide to either trigger the update procedure for a single product or for all of them automatically.

Mac Power Monitor

July 19, 2022:
We are introducing the new application Mac Power Monitor:

Mac Power Monitor is a graphical, easy-to-use interface for the energy and power measuring features of macOS. A large number of statistical evaluations can be retrieved, such as a power overview, process statistics, data transfer bandwidths of hardware components, interrupt sources, interrupt distribution, processor core data, and much more. The data can either be recorded live at a rate of 1 measurement per second, or as a one-shot operation with any adjustable duration of 1 millisecond or higher.

Apple Software Update

July 14, 2022:
Apple had temporarily released Safari Technology Preview version 149, but this version has also been withdrawn, as has version 148. The latest official preview version released via Apple software update is still 147 from June 21.

TinkerTool System 7
July 12, 2022:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 7 version 7.89:
  • Added new settings to remove the menu items for restart and shut down from the Apple menu. These preferences are part of the login screen settings.
  • Added new features to work with stored sets of rights when changing permissions with the pane ACL Permissions. Users can now predefine permission settings for files or folders and reapply them later on different file system objects with a few mouse-clicks. Complex configurations with a high number of detailed Access Control Entries can now easily be transferred on the same computer.
  • The user interface to automatically adapt volume exclusion settings after operating system updates on secondary volumes has been further optimized.

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

Battery Monitor

July 7, 2022:
We are releasing Battery Monitor version 4.7 through the Mac App Store:

  • Added new feature to visualize the differences between state of charge percentage of the battery cells and battery percentage shown by the operating system. This feature is available on operating systems and Macintosh models that make this distinction.
  • Added new information sheet to explain possible differences between maximum capacity shown by Battery Monitor and battery status shown by System Preferences. This feature is available on operating systems and Macintosh models that make this distinction.
  • Added new information sheet showing long-term statistics collected by the battery unit, e.g. maximum and minimum voltages, currents, temperatures or operating hours. This feature is available on Macintosh systems with battery units that perform this type of data recording.
  • Auxiliary windows and information sheets can now also be opened directly via main menu or Dock menu.
  • The new version tries to avoid flicker of some text output elements when the overview window is already open while the application is still starting up.

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

July 7, 2022:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Payloads version 65 (Update Product ID: 012-38259)

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

July 2, 2022:
Apple has withdrawn the release of Safari Technology Preview version 148. The update was pulled and replaced by version 147 again.

  • Safari Technology Preview version 147 (Update Product ID: 012-30325)

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

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