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|macOS Catalina 10.15.3, Security Updates for Mojave and High Sierra|
macOS 10.15.3 (19D76) available via software update or download links below.
"The macOS Catalina 10.15.3 update improves the stability, reliability, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
macOS 10.15.3 also includes Safari 13.0.5.
- Optimizes gamma handling of low gray levels on Pro Display XDR for SDR workflows when using macOS.
- Improves multi-stream video editing performance for HEVC and H.264 encoded 4K video on the 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019)."
(FYI: the owner that reported poor 2019 Mac Pro Final Cut Pro X performance with 10.15.2 said the macOS 10.15.3 update seems to have solved it.)
Also released are Security Update 2020-001 Mojave, & Security Update 2020-001 High Sierra (downloads below). Here's the article on security fixes in macOS 10.15.3 and Security Updates 2020-001 for 10.14.6/10.13.6. (See below for info on Safari 13.0.5, included in macOS 10.15.3, available for macOS 10.14.6/10.13.6.)
FYI: If you use Nvidia's web graphics drivers for 10.13.6, the Security Update new build number requires a driver update. (See January 30th update driver below.)
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(Some articles on Security fixes were revised Jan. 29th to add more items.)
|Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-001)|
Jan. 30, 2020 download page of graphics driver 318.104.22.168.40.134 for macOS 10.13.6.
(No build number listed, but assumed for Security Update 2020-001 build.)
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 "Additional Information" tab on the download page has a step-by-step install guide.
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 322.214.171.124.40.134"
(No new info, same notes on D/L page as previous drivers, so I won't repeat it here.)
If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.
(As of post time, the download page's CUDA link goes to CUDA 418.105 from Feb. 27th, 2019 but the latest download as of 1/30/2020 is CUDA 418.163 from May 10th, 2019 or check for a CUDA update in the Nvidia prefs.)
|Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR
|Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.|
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|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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
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|Previous News Archive Summary:
January 20th to 24th, 2020 News Archive
- How to Setup Accelsior 4M2 card for Mac Boot Drive and RAID 0
- Safari Technology Preview 99 release notes
- Firefox 72.0.2 and Firefox ESR 68.4.2 Updates
- DisplayLink macOS App Beta for macOS Catalina
- How to Work With and Around macOS Gatekeeper
- All 3 Life is Strange adventures in one Mac App Store bundle
- Micromat Checkmate version 1.1.9 (fixes/improvements)
- "Life is Strange 2" game at the Mac App Store
- Yamaha AV Controller iOS App version 5.51 (bug fixes)
- SVS Subwoofer Control iOS App v1.3.50
- AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review (Sapphire Pulse)
- Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch Review
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
- If you see an error when you update or restore iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
- If your computer doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
- Get help with iOS update and restore errors.
- How to change or reset the password of an macOS user account.
- How to Install and replace memory in your 2019 Mac Pro.
- How to Use Apple Pencil with your iPad or iPad Pro.
- About LCD display pixel anomalies for products released in 2010 and later.
- If Personal Hotspot is not working on iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular).
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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