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  • macOS News Roundup: October 14, 2019

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems macOS macOS News Roundup: October 14, 2019

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        Nathan Parker

        Here’s a roundup of interesting macOS-related news for October 14, 2019:

        There have been concerns of Apple sending URLs of Safari users to Tenscent, a service in China. Apple clarified the matter today.

        There have also been reports of a vulnerability with Linux and the “sudo” command. Since macOS is based on UNIX, it remains to be seen if macOS is affected by this.

        Catalina is also causing some issues with eGPU’s. Airport Utility for iOS has also been updated with iOS 13 compatibility. Apple Maps updates also rolled out to the Midwest.

        Catalina also occasionally shows a Relocated Items folder. Here’s what to do with it. Here’s also how to use the Find My app in Catalina and iOS 13.

        Apple also released a new site with more details on Apple TV+. There’s also a way to score three months of Apple TV+ for the cost of one Emmy magazine.

        Nathan Parker

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        Nathan, It is reassuring that the “sudo” etc. line commands have been in use for a very long time and there has not been serious problems reported as being caused by this vulnerability (at least that I know of). All the same, installing the fixed new version is a prudent thing to do. But I’ll give it a little longer before doing that, same as when applying any patch to the operating system software.

        Then, there is also the question you have raised above “sudo” in macOS.

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

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        Relocated Items in macOS Catalina Explained

        After upgrading to macOS Catalina, you may be surprised to discover a shortcut on your Mac’s desktop to a Relocated Items folder that wasn’t there previously…

        …When you upgrade to macOS 10.15, Catalina is installed on a dedicated read-only system volume called “Macintosh HD,” while your files and data are stored separately in another volume named “Macintosh HD – Data.” The idea behind this setup is that it helps prevent the accidental overwriting of critical operating system files, since the user can no longer alter data or store files on the read-only system volume….

        However, during the upgrade process, files or data that were previously stored in the startup volume are now stored in the new Macintosh – HD Data volume, and Catalina may not be able to find a corresponding home for them there. That’s where the Relocated Items folder comes in…

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