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#271834 28-May-2020 17:29
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Apple updated Catalina to version 10.15.5 today.

 

My usual regime is to;

 

     

  1. Manual Time Machine backup
  2. run Onyx
  3. then update
  4. and then run Onyx again

 

Today did not go quite as smooth as usual post update and Onyx. My usual 3 running in background apps; Skype, Firefox & Mail, all just bounced in Dock, though all my MenuBar app's ran fine. On Force Quit they really took their time.

 

So I shut the Imac down via Power button on back. Pulled the plug out, waited 60 sec's and restarted.

 

OMG is this machine now a snappy little beast. It feels like the old Snow Leopard 10.6.* days.

 

The one thing, so far, I have noticed is they have fixed the delayed disappearance of the Mail red notification badge. The badge now count downs instantly or disappears instantly. I believe it may been fixed with this:

 

  • Fixes an issue where System Preferences would continue to show a notification badge even after installing an update.

They have also fixed the delay in the New Mail sound effect which has been around since 10.15.0.

 

All app's now only take one bounce in Dock to snap open whereas previously it was 2 to 3 bounces.

 

NOTE: As always, should you 🤯 or any of your devices fail to work or explode💥, I will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

 

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  #2524229 16-Jul-2020 16:50
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Another round of Apple  updates today:

 

macOS Catalina 10.15.6 With New Apple News Features and Fix for USB Issue

 

Security Update 2020-004 for Mojave & High Sierra

 

iOS 13.6 With Car Key support (for all you Beamer owners Models: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 if manufactured after July 1st 2020😀), Toggle to Turn Off Automatic Update Downloads, Audio Apple News+ Stories and More

 

watchOS 6.2.8 introduces Car Key support

 

tvOS 13.4.8 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV Models with bug fixes and small feature tweaks

 

HomePod 13.4.8 with general improvements for stability and quality

 

NOTE: with the Catalina update on my iMac 27-inch, Late 2013, 14.2, I countered 8 reboots during the process. Size was 2.98Gb and overall took approx 30 min's. But I have never had that many reboots before, so I am guessing the firmware update for the USB was quite substantive.

 

 





iMac 27" (late 2013), Airport Time Capsule + Airport Express, iPhone7, iPad6, iPad Mini2

 

Panasonic Blu-ray PVR DMR-BWT835 + Panasonic Viera TH-L50E6Z, Chromecast Ultra, Yamaha AVR RX-V1085

The difficult we can do immediately. The impossible takes a bit longer. But Miracles you will have to wait for.


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  #2524278 16-Jul-2020 18:26
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Updated my iMac, iPad Pro and iPhone all without issue. I haven't done the Apple TV yet.





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