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Safari Technology Preview 91 posted Safari Technology Preview 91 Release Notes that contain Security, JavaScript, Media, Web API, Rendering, WebDriver related improvements and more.
Download available for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina beta.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Freeware VM VirtualBox 6.0.12 Update
An update to VirtualBox released today (Sept. 4th). The Change Log has details on version 6.0.12 with 16 bug fixes/improvements, including a fix for MacOS Guest Additions failing to start in v6.0.10.
Firefox 69.0 and Firefox ESR 68.1.0/60.9.0 Updates
Release notes for Firefox 69.0 lists improvements and security fixes.
Here's a clip of the macOS related changes in Firefox 69.0:
"For our users on macOS, battery life and download UI are both improved:

* macOS users on dual-graphics-card machines (like MacBook Pro) will switch back to the low-power GPU more aggressively, saving battery life.

* Finder on macOS now displays download progress for files being downloaded."

Also released today (Sept. 3rd) are Firefox ESR 60.9.0 (security fixes) and Firefox ESR 68.1.0 with "Various stability and functionality fixes", and security fixes. (As of post time, the macOS download link on the ESR 68.1.0 page was downloading v60.9.0, but this global ESR downloads page has 68.1.0.)

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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.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    August 26th to 30th, 2019 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.11 Update (release notes)
  • Revised macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update Released (info/download)
  • Screen Replacement Program for Apple Watch Series 2 and 3 Aluminum Models
  • A Preview of Apple's September 10 Event
  • Apple sends invites for Sept. 10 event (new iPhones, possibly other products)
  • Bookmark for Apple Special Event September 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT
  • Apple's New Independent Repair Provider Program
  • Google article on previous iOS Exploit Chains Found in the Wild.
  • Apple press release on Improving Siri's privacy protections
  • How to Install a PCIe SSD in a 27" iMac Retina 5K (Late 2014-Mid 2015)
  • How Web Content Can Affect Power Usage
  • Little Snitch blog on the story behind CVE-2019-13013 (and things to check)
  • How to Use Optimized Storage in macOS
  • Total War: 3 Kingdoms Eight Princes DLC for macOS
  • Details on iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1 Updates
  • Geekbench 4.4.2 released
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates

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