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TinkerTool System 7

November 20, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 7 version 7.01:

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


Apple Software Update

November 19, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

The re-release of macOS Big Sur appears to prevent that version 11.0.1 is installed on MacBook Pro 13-inch series Late-2013 and Mid-2014 with model code “MacBookPro11,1”. The update could otherwise make these computers unusable.

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.


Backup Server Control

November 19, 2020:
We are releasing Backup Server Control version 2.51:

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.


TinkerTool 8

November 18, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool version 8.1:

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into macOS. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.


NFS Manager

November 18, 2020:
We are releasing NFS Manager version 5.1:

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

November 17, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

BridgeOS is the operating system running on the auxiliary processor of Macs with an additional Apple T1 or Apple T2 security processor. This update is necessary to support future versions of macOS 11 Big Sur.

General Apple bug icon

November 13, 2020:
The Mac App Store currently suffers a major configuration problem which can ruin the user experience for some customers: Apps that have been updated to a new “Big Sur-only” version are mistakenly offered by the App Store to customers who run incompatible operating systems, such as macOS Catalina. Our application System Monitor is unfortunately affected by this App Store failure. Apple's own applications, like GarageBand, for example, are affected as well. This means you will receive incorrect update notifications, and the App Store might even delete your working apps in case automatic App updates are enabled.

As a side effect, this error may also prevent that you can re-download deleted apps: For example, if you have erased the Catalina version of an app, and you don't like to, or simply cannot upgrade to macOS 11, you won't be able to re-download a compatible version of the app any longer, because the App Store will always offer you the wrong version. Developers have no chance to correct this or to offer any “side loads” of their apps. Please contact Apple support if you are affected by this problem.


Apple Software Update

November 13, 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.

Safari 14.0.1 contains bug fixes and other improvements.


General Apple bug icon

November 12, 2020:
Since 08:00 p.m. UTC, Apple has experienced major technical problems which cause a complete failure of many of their Internet-based services, like Apple Card, Apple Pay or iMessage.

Because Apple is basically monitoring the start of every third-party program on Macs via Internet, a side effect of this failure is that launching applications on the operating systems

may currently take several minutes because these macOS versions cannot communicate correctly with Apple notarization services at the moment. Apple's own applications are not affected.

As a workaround, temporarily disconnect from Internet before launching third-party macOS applications. Customers can watch the item Developer ID Notary Service on the web page Apple Developer System Status to check whether the application launch problems have been resolved.


TinkerTool System 7

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 7 version 7.0:

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


TinkerTool 8

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool version 8.0:

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into macOS. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.


TinkerTool System 6

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing TinkerTool System 6 version 6.94:

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


NFS Manager

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing NFS Manager version 5.0:

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.


Backup Server Control

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing Backup Server Control version 2.5:

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.


PrefEdit

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing PrefEdit version 4.5:

PrefEdit is an application to manage nearly all aspects of the preference system contained in every macOS installation. The program consists of two components which are tightly integrated with each other: (1) An entry point to the preferences database of macOS, with access to all settings which are effective for your user account, (2) a browser and editor for macOS property list files (plists).


Sync Checker

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing Sync Checker version 3.6:

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.


Bresink Software Updater

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing Bresink Software Updater, version 1.3:

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.


SystemLoad

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing SystemLoad version 4.2:

SystemLoad is a diagnostic application assisting you in the detection of cooling or power supply problems with Apple Macintosh computers. The tool can put a user-definable load onto one or more processors.


System Monitor

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing System Monitor version 3.0 through the Mac App Store:

System Monitor is an application for the menu bar of macOS, designed to inform you unobtrusively about the activity of your computer.


Battery Monitor

November 12, 2020:
We are releasing Battery Monitor version 3.8 through the Mac App Store:

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

November 12, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:


Apple Software Update

November 11, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

The new version provides important security updates and bug fixes. It also ensures compatibility with future macOS versions.

Apple Software Update

November 5, 2020:
Apple releases new software via macOS Software Update:

The new versions provide important security updates and bug fixes. They also ensure compatibility with future macOS versions.

Apple Software Update

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

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.


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