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Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer Beta releases (from Sept. 29)
  • Xcode 12.2 beta 2 (12B5025f)
  • macOS Big Sur 11 beta 9 (20A5384c)
  • iOS 14.2 beta 2 (18B5061e)
  • iPadOS 14.2 beta 2 (18B5061e)
  • watchOS 7.1 beta 2 (18R5561e)
  • tvOS 14.2 beta 2 (18K5036d)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-005)
Sept. 28, 2020 download page of graphics driver 387. for macOS 10.13.6.
(No build number listed, but assumed for Security Update 2020-005.)
As before, download page info includes this installation note.
"Installation Note: The installer requires System Preferences to be launched during the installation process. Do not manually close System Preferences until after clicking Allow in the Security & Privacy Preferences, later in the process.

The installer also requires rebooting the system after the installation process. Do not launch any other applications until the process is complete and the system has been rebooted.

New in Release 387."
(No new info, same notes on D/L page as previous drivers, so I won't repeat it here.)

The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has a step-by-step install guide.
If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.
(As of post time, the above driver download page's CUDA link goes to CUDA 418.105 from Feb. 27th, 2019, but the latest Mac CUDA download as of 9/28/2020 is CUDA 418.163 from May 10th, 2019 - or check for a CUDA update in the Nvidia prefs.)

Previous macOS Nvidia drivers are on our Mac Nvidia Drivers downloads page.

macOS 10.15.7, and Security Update 2020-005 for Mojave and High Sierra
See details on fixes, and downloads of all the updates (including 10.15.7 Combo update).
(BTW: 10.15.7 includes the 2 bug fixes in Sept. 10th 10.15.6 build 19G2531 developer release.)
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.10, Compressor 4.4.8, Motion 5.4.7, Pro Video Formats 2.1.3
Xcode 12.0.1, iOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, tvOS 14.0.1, watchOS 7.0.1 updates released
See See details and release notes.
iMovie 10.1.16 Update for macOS
Info on iMovie for macOS version 10.1.16 (macOS 10.15.6 or later)
  • Fix an issue that prevented the sharing of some projects in HD or 4K resolutions.
  • Improves stability when importing media.

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Firefox 81.0 and Firefox ESR 78.3 Updates
September 22 posted Firefox 81.0 release notes lists new features and security fixes.
They also released Firefox ESR 78.3.0 with "Various stability, functionality, & security fixes".
(The 'Other News' listing has Chrome 85.0.4183.121 update.)
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 14th to 18th, 2020 News Archive
  • Safari 14.0 update (for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave)
  • Xcode 12 update released.
  • Pixelmator Pro 1.8 Update.
  • Apple September 2020 Event New Products and Press Releases.
  • iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7 updates released.
  • How to Change Your Login Password in macOS.
  • How to Set and Use a Different Return Address in macOS Mail.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.41 (w/security updates for Excel, Word, Office Suite)
  • Shock iPhone 12 Details, Massive iOS 14 Problems, Macbook Pro Delay
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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