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macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (build 20D91) released
Available via software update. Info from What's new in macOS Big Sur:
"macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users."
The security fix in macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 is for a malicious web content vulnerability.
(If you have trouble, try updating from Safe Mode.)
Safari 14.0.3, iOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4.1, watchOS 7.3.2 (Security Fixes)
(All include security fix related to malicious web content.)
Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion Updates
See details on Final Cut Pro 10.5.2, Motion 5.5.1, and Compressor 4.5.2 updates.
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of March 4, 2021.
  • watchOS 7.4 beta 3 (18T5169f)
    (below from Mar. 3rd)
  • tvOS 14.5 beta 3 (18L5173f)
    (below from Mar. 2nd)
  • macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 3 (20E5196f)
  • Xcode 12.5 beta 3 (12E5244e)
  • iOS 14.5 beta 3 (18E5164h)
  • iPadOS 14.5 beta 3 (18E5164h)
    (below from Feb. 17th)
  • Apple Configurator 2.14 beta (6A9)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later first)   [= skip =]
Other News, Firmware/Software Updates, PR, OT (later first)

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Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    February 22nd to 26th, 2021 News Archive
  • macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 (prevent damage from some powered USB-C Hubs/Docks).
  • Little Snitch version 5.1.1 Update.
  • Safari Technology Preview 121.
  • Micromat Lifespan 1.0.2 update.
  • Micromat Drive Scope 1.2.11 update.
  • Mac "Silver Sparrow" Malware Threat: How to Find and Remove It.
  • Apple Big Sur forum thread on some websites using GBs of Memory.
  • Malwarebytes blog on Silver Sparrow Mac malware.
  • Apple forum posts on (name) "will damage your computer"
    (some include tips and info on how to remove it.)
  • Apple patent for monitors based on new Micro-LED Chiplet Architecture.
  • A Comprehensive Guide to All Startup Modes for M1 Macs.
  • Video Pros Weigh in on Where Apple Should Take Its Platform.
  • Firefox 86.0 release notes and security fixes.
  • Firefox ESR 78.8 (stability/functionality/security fixes).
  • Mac Chrome 88.0.4324.192 Stable Channel Update.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Understanding RAID.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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