Unannounced 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro referenced in Boot Camp update

Apple referenced an unreleased 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro in its Boot Camp Windows driver update, although the reference could be a case of mistaken identity.

Boot Camp is used to run operating systems like Windows and Linux on a Mac, and was updated to fix stability issues recently. The update’s release notes, however, contain a reference to a machine that does not exist.

The Boot Camp 6.1.13 update improves the compatibility of your Mac when running Windows through Boot Camp.

This update:

  • Improves audio recording quality when using the built-in microphone
  • Fixes a stability issue that could occur during heavy CPU load on 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019 and 2020) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020)

Apple released the 16-inch MacBook Pro in November 2019, and released a high-end graphics option in June 2020. Apple officially refers to both of these releases as the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple is rumored to

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Next Microsoft Edge Update Seeks To Drag Internet Explorer Users Into The Future

People have been surfing the Web with Internet Explorer for a quarter of a century. Microsoft is ready for Windows users to leave it behind once and for all and embrace the much more modern Edge.

Microsoft Edge version 87 is slated for release on November 19. When it rolls out, Internet Explorer diehards are going to see a much more aggressive pitch from Microsoft to make the switch.

If you’re still using Internet Explorer and happen to visit a site that has known compatibility issues Edge will automatically intervene.

A new Edge window will appear with an overlay letting you know what’s happening. The same screen will encourage you to import your Internet Explorer favorites, history and saved passwords.

You can choose not to, naturally, and just view

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Update Google Chrome And Chrome OS Now To Fix This Newly Discovered Exploit

Many of the exploits discovered by cyber security researchers are often found and patched before the public is even made aware of the problem or actual exploits are found out in the wild. A recently discovered flaw reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google’s Project Zero earlier this week, however, was actively being exploited according to a post on the Chrome Releases Google blog. Buried towards the end of the post, it states, “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2020-15999 exists in the wild.”

CVE-2020-15999 was already patched along with a handful of other security bugs found in Google’s popular Chrome browser and Chrome OS (the operating system used on Chromebooks). CVE-2020-15999 is a 0-day heap buffer overflow memory corruption bug present s in the FreeType font rendering library, which is a part of Google Chrome and Chrome

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Why Google needs to update camera hardware to match software

Google Pixel 5 vs Google Pixel 4 cameras 3

Opinion post by

Robert Triggs

I’m not overly impressed with the Google Pixel 5’s camera. Not because it takes bad photos. It’s still capable of taking some astoundingly great pictures for a hardware package that’s barely changed in years. No, what irks me most about the Pixel 5 is the missed potential. Google’s photography algorithms are in a league of their own, but the refusal to change up the hardware formula has knocked the Pixel series off the podium this year.

I don’t want to dwell on the various issues I noticed in my time shooting with the Pixel 5 too much. You should check out our in-depth shootout for a closer look at the camera. The TL;DR is, while the Pixel 5 excels at colors and low light, the small sensor is very noisy by today’s standards. Super Res Zoom doesn’t keep up with today’s telephotos lenses, and the

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‘ARK’ Update 2.39 Adds Fear Evolved 4 on PS4 & Xbox

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.39 has just released on console platforms, enabling the highly anticipated Fear Evolved 4 Halloween event. While official patch notes have yet to be published to document any meaningful tweaks or bug fixes, the substantial patch mostly exists to kick off the spooky festivities across all servers. Want to know what to expect once your 2020 Fear Evolved journey begins? Read about the new content below, courtesy of a recent Community Crunch blog post.

ARK Update 2.39 PS4 and Xbox Patch Notes

Rates

  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed and maturation)
  • 2X Player XP

New Content

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‘ARK: Survival Evolved’ update 2.39 is live, kicking off Fear Evolved 4 on PS4 and Xbox One. Read the full patch notes below. ‘ARK’ is available now on PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux.
Studio Wildcard

Encounters

  • Ghost Reaper (Surface reapers)
  • Ghost Bulbdog
  • Ghost Rex
  • Ghost Basilisk
  • Ghost
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My laptop produces and error when I try to update it

Eyal Goldshmid, Special to TCPalm
Published 10:39 a.m. ET Oct. 22, 2020

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Q: I have a new HP laptop that will not update. Whenever I try, I receive a message stating “a current driver on your PC may be better than the driver we’re trying to install.” I am running Windows 10 with the version 2004 update. What should I do to fix this?

— Richard W., Vero Beach

A: This error sometimes appears after installing a large update and indicates Windows was not able to finalize the installation of a specific hardware driver (typically the network adapter or graphics card) for one reason or another. 

Typically, there are two ways to fix this. 

The first is to launch the Windows Update Troubleshooter. 

To do this, click on your Windows search icon and type “Control Panel” into it. When that item comes up in the search results,

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Apple releases HomePod software update 14.1 with Intercom and other enhancements

Apple has released an update to its HomePod software. Version 14.1 adds support for the upcoming HomePod mini as well as the new Intercom feature for all HomePods and a handful of Siri enhancements.

Release notes

The full release notes for HomePod software update 14.1 are as follows:

Software version 14.1 includes support for HomePod mini and new Siri and Intercom features. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

HomePod mini

  • Setup and automatically transfer your Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri and Wi-Fi settings to HomePod mini

Siri

  • Siri suggestions appear in Maps when you ask HomePod for information about a location
  • Web search requests to HomePod can be sent from HomePod to your iPhone
  • Siri can now stop alarms, timers, and media across HomePod speakers
  • Voice recognition support for Podcasts for multiple users in the home

Intercom

  • Ask HomePod to make announcements to other HomePod speakers throughout your
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Apple releases HomePod software update 14.1 with Intercom

Apple released the first HomePod software update based on iOS 14 on Tuesday, with version 14.1 bringing support for the HomePod mini and Intercom.

Apple first teased HomePod software version 14 during WWDC with support for third-party music services like Spotify and HomeKit support for doorbell facial recognition. Apple then announced further updates for the HomePod mini and a new Intercom feature.

Release Notes

Software version 14.1 includes support for HomePod mini and new Siri and Intercom features. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

HomePod mini

  • Setup and automatically transfer your Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri and Wi-Fi settings to HomePod mini

Siri

  • Siri suggestions appear in Maps when you ask HomePod for information about a location
  • Web search requests to HomePod can be sent from HomePod to your iPhone
  • Siri can now stop alarms, timers, and media across HomePod speakers
  • Voice
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NetApp takes inspiration from the cloud in its latest ONTAP software update

NetApp on Tuesday announced updates to its flagship software ONTAP that the company said will enable more innovation in data centers and deliver cloud-like experiences in hybrid infrastructure environments. The company also introduced a more flexible NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription service and a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution. 

The network data storage provider said the new offerings line up with NetApp’s overall business focus and reinforce the company’s intended growth in the cloud market. NetApp’s cloud data services business showed 192% growth at the close of the quarter last month.

As for the updates, NetApp said it has improved its ONTAP storage operating system with offer greater consolidation, deeper cloud integration, and continuous data availability. Updates to the Keystone Flex Subscription service include a new “pay-as-you-grow” subscription option that is meant to offer customers a cloud-like experience on premises. 

Meanwhile, through the new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution, NetApp

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Tesla issues Model Y recall over trailer brake light failure, but the fix is an OTA software update

Tesla and NHTSA have confirmed that a recall has been issued on some Model Y vehicles over a trailer brake light failure.

The good news is that the fix is an over-the-air software update.

NHTSA describes the problem related to the tow package in an update:

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020 Model Y vehicles equipped with a global rear lamp and tow package configuration. A software error prevents the illumination of trailer brake lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

They believe that the issue affects 2,567 Model Y electric SUVs produced this year.

Tesla can apparently fix the issue through a software update:

“Tesla will notify owners, and has released the firmware update over-the-air (OTA) to vehicles as of September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at

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