macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC 3 is Out!! – What’s New? Why This Update?

macOS Big Sur 11.2 eliminates a feature that allowed Apple apps bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps. macOS Big Sur 11 included a ContentFilterExclusionList that let Apple’s apps like the App Store, Maps, iCloud, and more to avoid firewall and VPN apps that users had installed. These apps were not able to filter or inspect traffic for some built-in Apple apps. That functionality has been removed in macOS Big Sur 11.2. When macOS Big Sur 11.2 sees a release, Apple apps will be compatible with VPN apps and will no longer be able to bypass firewalls and other security tools. According to Apple’s release notes, the update also improves Bluetooth reliability and includes multiple bug fixes. 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 Here’s the full list of macOS 11 Big Sur compatible Macs: 2020 M1 Macs 2015 and later MacBook 2013 and later MacBook Air 2013 and later MacBook Pro 2014 and later Mac mini 2014 and later iMac 2017 and later iMac Pro 2013 and later Mac Pro Let me know what you think in the comment section below.


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