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Apple Software Update

August 6, 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.


TinkerTool System 6

August 5, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 6 version 6.91:

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


Apple Software Update

August 5, 2020:
As expected, Apple has withdrawn the beta software package that was published in error on July 28. In addition, the version of macOS 10.15.6 Catalina that was updated for the new iMac 2020 has also been withdrawn. The reasons are unclear at the moment:


Apple Software Update

August 4, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

These updates are necessary to add support for the new iMac (2020) model series.

Apple Software Update

July 29, 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

July 28, 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.

Publishing confidential and immature beta software on the official software update channel of macOS appears to be an error on Apple's part. Apple might quickly withdraw this update when they detect this mistake.


Apple Software Update

July 23, 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.


Apple Software Update

July 16, 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.

Note: Support for older operating systems has been removed.


Apple Software Update

July 15, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

The updates improve the reliability, and security of macOS and Safari.

Apple Software Update

July 13, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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


Backup Server Control

July 7, 2020:
We are releasing Backup Server Control version 2.4:

Backup Server Control provides a graphical user interface to setup and administer a server for network-based Time Machine® backups with a few mouse clicks on a Macintosh®. Other Macs running macOS Sierra or later can perform backups on the Time Machine server. The current status of network backups can be reviewed any time.


Apple Software Update

July 6, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

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


Sync Checker

July 3, 2020:
We are releasing Sync Checker version 3.4:

Sync Checker is a diagnostic application which can check if two folders or disks are perfectly synchronized, i.e. if they have exactly the same contents. When creating backup copies of valuable files, or when making sure that two computers or mobile devices work on the same set of data, the status of being “in perfect sync” can be very important. In order to be safe and to prevent loss of data, you can let Sync Checker verify whether a pair of file collections are matching exactly or not.


TinkerTool System 6

July 2, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 6 version 6.9:

TinkerTool System 6 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers. The application makes use of a self-adapting user interface which automatically adjusts to the computer model and to the version of macOS you are running. All options available in the current situation are accessible via “panes”, very similar to the techniques you already know from the System Preferences application. The features are controlled via a single window which allows you to use the application as a general toolbox and First Aid assistant.


NFS Manager

July 1, 2020:
We are releasing NFS Manager version 4.9:

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.


Apple Software Update

July 1, 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.

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