Blog - Archived Entries - May 2023

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System Monitor

May 27, 2023:
We are releasing System Monitor version 5.9 through the Mac App Store:

This is a maintenance update which fixes an issue with the list of volumes that can be configured for monitoring. Under very specific circumstances, depending on the individual upgrade path of the App and of the operating system, the system volume could disappear and temporary APFS backup snapshots could mistakenly appear in the list.

It may be necessary for some users to re-add missing volumes to their monitoring preferences.

System Monitor is an application for the menu bar of macOS, designed to inform you unobtrusively about the activity of your computer. A Trial Version is available as free download.

                  Software Update

May 23, 2023:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple Pro Video Formats version 2.2.5 (Update Product ID: 032-63823)

The Pro Video Formats package provides support for the following codecs that are used in professional video workflows:

  • Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ (requires Mac with Metal support)
  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • Avid DNxHD® / DNxHR® decoder
  • AVC-Intra 50 / 100 / 200 / 4:4:4 / LT
  • AVC-LongG
  • XAVC
  • XF-AVC
  • HDV
  • XDCAM EX / HD / HD422
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2

NFS Manager

May 22, 2023:
We are releasing NFS Manager version 5.63:

  • This is a routine update, reflecting minor changes in the latest versions of macOS 13 Ventura.

NFS Manager is an application to control the NFS features built into macOS via a comfortable graphical user interface. The application uses Apple’s technologies like Bonjour or Open Directory to make management as easy as possible. When using directory services, NFS Manager can configure NFS features not only for a single computer but for a whole network of thousands of Macintosh systems, with a few mouse clicks only.

                  Software Update

May 18, 2023:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • macOS 13.4 Ventura
  • macOS 13.4 Ventura Update for macOS 10.12 and later (Update Product ID: 032-84910)
  • macOS 11.7.7 Big Sur (Update Product ID: 032-82176)
  • macOS 12.6.6 Monterey (Update Product ID: 032-82192)
  • BridgeOS Customer Update 13.4 (Update Product ID: 032-84885)
  • Safari 16.5 for macOS Big Sur (Update Product ID: 032-63973)

The updates address product defects and security issues in Safari and the other operating system versions.

                System 8

May 16, 2023:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 8 version 8.6:

  • Added new feature to check, enable, or disable automatic defragmentation for APFS volumes on magnetic disks.
  • Added new features to guide users through the limitations of macOS 13 that affect the application’s approval for Background Items and Full Disk Access.
  • The Info pane now also shows the version number of Apple’s XProtect antivirus software in addition to the version of the malware definition files.
  • The security policy for access to the Power Schedule settings has changed: As in former versions of System Settings, separate administrator authentication is no longer necessary.
  • The features to check integrity of the EFI firmware and Broadcom Ethernet firmware on Intel-based Macs have to be removed until further notice. Current versions of macOS 13 are no longer capable of performing such checks correctly.

TinkerTool System 8 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers.

                  Software Update

May 2, 2023:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

  • Apple XProtect Payloads version 97 (Update Product ID: 032-81993)

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.

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