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      • #2319533
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Today’s update adds support for AirPods Max, Apple’s new over-ear headphones announced last week. Users can now wirelessly pair AirPods Max with compatible Macs and benefit from the Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and Spatial audio.

        With this update, users will now have access to the App Store privacy labels with a detailed report on what user data each app available on the App Store can access. In addition, macOS Big Sur 11.1 comes with new Apple News widgets, a new Apple TV+ tab on the TV app, support for the Apple ProRAW format, and optimizations for Macs running with the M1 chip.

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      • #2320399
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        First developer beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 released.

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      • #2320668
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple has stopped providing standalone installers for macOS updates

        Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.1 on 14 December. Although yesterday it finally posted standalone installers for the two concomitant security updates to Catalina and Mojave, no standalone updaters for Big Sur have appeared yet. Neither has it made available a standalone updater for macOS 11.0.1, which was released over a month ago….

        Unless a strong case is made for the reinstatement of standalone installer versions of Big Sur updates, it’s most likely that none will be provided for download – as has already happened with the 11.0.1 and 11.1 updates….

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      • #2321190
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        While my experiences with Big Sur have been better than Catalina, organizations who haven’t deployed Big Sur yet may want to wait until at least Q1 2021, as it seems there are a few bugs for system administrators. See here.

        Nathan Parker

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      • #2322186
        James Bond 007
        AskWoody Lounger

        Apple has stopped providing standalone installers for macOS updates

        Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.1 on 14 December. Although yesterday it finally posted standalone installers for the two concomitant security updates to Catalina and Mojave, no standalone updaters for Big Sur have appeared yet. Neither has it made available a standalone updater for macOS 11.0.1, which was released over a month ago….

        Unless a strong case is made for the reinstatement of standalone installer versions of Big Sur updates, it’s most likely that none will be provided for download – as has already happened with the 11.0.1 and 11.1 updates….

        Very disappointed with this development, especially with the fact that Apple does not even bother to notify users about this.

        As a user who depends on standalone updates (Combo Updates and Security Updates), I find the current situation with Big Sur unacceptable (there are other issues such as VMware Fusion performance problems with Big Sur). Therefore I have made up my mind not to upgrade to Big Sur, and will stay with High Sierra and Mojave for the foreseeable future.

        I am also cancelling my plan to get an Apple Silicon Mac, since they can only run Big Sur (and later).

        If Apple does not reverse this decision, I would just remain on High Sierra and Mojave, and when they become untenable, well, maybe go back to Windows full time.

        I shall watch this situation closely. If Apple reverses this decision, I might reconsider my own decision.

        Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

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      • #2334090
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 for developers released.

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      • #2336585
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC released

        macOS Big Sur 11.2 improves Bluetooth reliability and fixes the following issues:

        External displays may show a black screen when connected to a Mac mini (M1, 2020) using an HDMI to DVI converter
        Edits to Apple ProRAW photos in the Photos app may not save
        iCloud Drive could turn off after disabling the iCloud Drive Desktop & Documents Folders option
        System Preferences may not unlock when entering your administrator password
        Globe key may not display the Emoji & Symbols pane when pressed

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      • #2337587
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC 2 build number 20D62 available to public

        macOS Big Sur 11.2 improves Bluetooth reliability and fixes the following issues:

        External displays may show a black screen when connected to a Mac mini (M1, 2020) using an HDMI to DVI converter
        Edits to Apple ProRAW photos in the Photos app may not save
        iCloud Drive could turn off after disabling the iCloud Drive Desktop & Documents Folders option
        System Preferences may not unlock when entering your administrator password
        Globe key may not display the Emoji & Symbols pane when pressed

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        • #2337609
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          Alex: Is this still a preliminary version of 11.2? I am unfamiliar with these designations of BigSur versions with extra characters. For all I know, this might be peculiar to final versions of BigSur.

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

      • #2337617
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Is this still a preliminary version of 11.2

        This is Release Candidate no. 2 for devs and public beta.
        The final will most probably release this week.

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      • #2339569
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        11.2 has been released.  It’s out today, Feb. 1.  Will wait for some of you early adopters to check it out.

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