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  • tvOS 10.2 update requires AirPlay hardware verification, breaks third-party streaming apps...

    AirParrot has issued an update that is compatible with tvOS 10.2. It works OK for my setup.
  • Apple releases macOS Big Sur with redesign, Safari updates and more

    Perhaps Apple is testing out just one of the new Apple Silicon Mac Minis as the sole server to handle distribution of this update for the entire world?

    Almost makes one nostalgic for the days of dial-up modems. I don't remember even them being quite so slow.
  • Apple releases macOS Big Sur with redesign, Safari updates and more

    For what it's worth, trying the download in Safe Mode is no different. 

    I know that's not particularly helpful, but it might save some people the bother of trying it.
  • Apple releases macOS Big Sur with redesign, Safari updates and more

    "Major new features in macOS Big Sur"

    Many of us have discovered one of them: It's unavailable.
  • Apple releases macOS Big Sur with redesign, Safari updates and more

    emoeller said:
    uphill said:
    I am glad someone has had a good result.

    My Software Update has for about 45 minutes been showing "12.18 GB of 12.18 GB" as being downloaded but nothing is happening. The progress bar shows about 85% complete. It looks frozen and/or stalled.

    No point losing sleep over it, so I'll have another look in the morning.
    I had the same problem last night and tried exiting and restarting Update and finally got it to finish up by powering down and then back on and downloading the update again.  Finished up around midnight.

    As others have noted it looks nice and seems to perform faster (late 2018 MBP, loaded).  Little Snitch doesn't work at all and my Mallvad VPN apparently needs to be reinstalled - it just disappeared.  Copied not working.  Microsoft Office works well, as do all of the Apple updates so far (including Messages - although it has a Green icon instead of old Blue one).  iPulse needs to be updated, and GraphicConverter 11 has a new update out today to make it play nice with Big Sur.  

    I always hated Catalina (first upgrade in a long time that degraded my workflow), but so far Big Sur is snappier and smoother.   
    A good night's rest has seemed to fix everything  B)

    No particular trouble installing on two Macs this morning. They did seem to do many more restarts than I am used to, but seeing how much has changed, that's not surprising.

    It is, in my opinion, an even bigger change in the appearance of the User Interface than back in September 2020 when I started using OSX Public Beta. I think Apple tried then to not disorient users of the old System 9 too much. Even then, there was quite a bit of outrage from people who felt forced to change from what was familiar. Apple was a little bolder this time.