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DisplayLink v5.2.1 USB Software Update for macOS Catalina & Mojave
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software releases page has v5.2.1 software for macOS Catalina and Mojave. (Software for older macOS versions are listed down the main page.)
Here's their note on macOS 10.15 Catalina and DisplayLink kernel extension:
"Information about macOS 10.15
Some users updating to 10.15 have found their DisplayLink devices have stopped working. 5.2 software is designed to run on Mac OS 10.15, but the OS can disable our kernel extension during the update. Please check the kernel extension is enabled and screen recording is also enabled, to ensure DisplayLink enabled devices continue to work when migrating to 10.15."

Safari Technology Preview 96 released
November 21st Safari Technology Preview 96 Release Notes with Web API, Web Animations, WebAuthN, SVG, CSS, Clipboard API, CSS Shadow Parts, JavaScript, Picture-in-Picture API, Media, Service Worker, Back-Forward Cache, Web Inspector and WebDriver improvements and fixes. Download available for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
 
Pixelmator Pro 1.5.2 Update
Pixelmator Pro version 1.5.2 (for macOS 10.13 or later, with 64-bit processor) has a long list of improvements and fixes. (See linked app store page or Pixelmator Pro updates page for details.)
 

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Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later revised first)
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

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iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 Updates
From release notes for iOS 13.2.3 (build 17B111)
  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work.
  • Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background.
  • Resolves issues that may prevent Mail from fetching new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts.
The same changes are listed in the iPadOS 13.2.3 (build 17B111) release notes.
(Apple's Security Updates page notes these updates have no published CVE entries.)
 
Other News, Software Updates, and Tips
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:
    November 11th to 15th, 2019 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.14 Update (13 fixes/improvements).
  • Apple's New 16-inch MacBook Pro.
  • Is the 16-inch MacBook Pro User-Upgradable?
  • Apple Xcode 11.2.1 fixes critical bug/crash fix
  • Mac Pixelmator 3.9 adds full support for Catalina and many fixes.
  • Updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for Mac and iOS.
  • Security Updates for Adobe Illustrator CC, Animate CC, Bridge CC, Media Encoder.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) v16.31 includes Excel security fix.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 includes Excel security fix.
  • How macOS Catalina Improves Mac Security.
  • Article on WebGPU and WSL in Web Inspector.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
  • VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion Security Updates
  • Intel Releases Multiple Security Updates
  • Microsoft November 2019 Patch Tuesday
  • Firmware Upate for Onkyo 2018/2017 RZ series Receivers

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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