Apple has released the third Release Candidate (RC) for macOS Big Sur 11.2 for developers and public beta testers.
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Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss why the latest iOS update is very important to install, and a look ahead at earnings.
Headphone Safety, Big Sur, & Geek Challenges — Mac Geek Gab 854
Big Sur continues to mature…and it continues to have some pesky little issues, too. Never fear, your two favorite geeks are here to answer your questions and help solve your problems. Listen as John and Dave talk through Big Sur, Headphone Safety, and share some Geek Challenges of yours with the Mac Geek Gab family. Press play and enjoy learning at least…five new things!
Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.2 Release Candidate
Apple has released the macOS Big Sur 11.2 release candidate for developers. This follows the other final beta versions of its other operating systems.
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Apple Apps No Longer Bypass macOS Big Sur Firewalls
In macOS Big Sur, Apple deprecated third-party kernel extensions including Network Kernel Extensions (NKEs). NKEs are used by apps like firewalls to monitor network traffic. Apple’s new user-mode Network Extension Framework had a side-effect: Apple’s own apps wouldn’t be routed through it and thus could bypass third-party firewalls. But now that has changed.
I of course also wondered if malware could abuse these “excluded” items to generate network traffic that could surreptitiously bypass any socket filter firewall. Unfortunately the answer was yes! It was (unsurprisingly) trivial to find a way to abuse these items, and generate undetected network traffic.
Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.2 Developer Beta 2
Like the iOS 14.4 developer beta, macOS betas can be downloaded from Apple’s developer page. Release notes haven’t been published.
File Encryption App ‘Boxcryptor’ Announces macOS Big Sur Support
File encryption app Boxcryptor has been updated to support macOS Big Sur and M1 Macs to keep your documents safe in the cloud.
macOS Big Sur Gets 11.1 Update - Introducing AirPods Max Support, ProRaw, and More
Apple has released the 11.1 update of macOS Big Sur with AirPods Max support, ProRAW support, and an updated TV app.
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How to use Translation on Mac OS 11 Big Sur and Safari 14
Mac OS 11 Big Sur and Safari 14 introduced a new Translation tool that allows you to quickly and easily change the language of a website.