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    macOS Monterey is out

    Released Oct 25th, 2021 as announced.
    Version 12.0.1, build 21A559.
     

     

     

     
    Monterey drops all support for Ivy Bridge HD4000 and nVidia Kepler. Patches are available to regain graphics acceleration though. This time, Apple raised minimal requirements to Haswell/Broadwell/Skylake graphics depending on platform (MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/iMac/Mac mini/MacBook).
     
    Also released at the same time:
    macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 (build 20G224) Security update 2021-007 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1519)  
    NB: macOS Mojave is now officially unsupported.
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    New driver for Realtek PCIe card readers!

    There's renewed interest on the development of drivers for Realtek PCIe card readers and it's fantastics news!
     
    Last year, we reported here on Cholonam's work that, building on the original work of developper Sinetek, gave a new life to some of our Realtek card readers. It was pretty good stuff and allowed many of us with, say RTS525a card readers, to finally be able to use SD cards under macOS. Performance was however pretty limited.
     
    This year, Austere.J (aka Firewolf) has embarked on writing a brand new driver and, my God, is it good! The driver is under active development as we write but Austere.J has started on the RTS525a with super results and he's adding support for other Realtek RTS models too.
     
    2 x major improvements compared to Cholonam's driver:
    the card reader is now reported as built-in in SysInfo the card's full performance is being achieved  

     
     

     
    You can follow the on-going R&D here at Insanelymac and drivers are posted here on FireWolf's GitHub repo.
     
    Please join me in helping Austere.J in the testing and give him the support and thanks he deserves.
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    Broadcom BCM4350 Wireless cards

    Good news on the BCM4350 front! Further to recent additional findings, BCM4350-based cards such as the DW1820A are now fully supported. Follow our guide, inject the appropriate properties into DSDT or Clover configuration and off you go. No need to patch kexts or anything of the sort. The closest it comes to working OOB... 
     
    Full 802.11ac speed (867Mbps) + BT 4.1 all supported! 
     
    These cards come as a great supplement to existing M.2 supported models such as DW1560 and DW1830.
     
      
     
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