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Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.9 update
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)
Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.9 update changes:
  • Fixed a reported battery manufacture date issue.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.27.1.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
- Intel & Apple Silicon Macs, OS X 10.9 or later, including macOS 12 Monterey.
Micromat Drive Scope 1.2.15 update
Changes in Drive Scope S.M.A.R.T. Tool for Macs v1.2.15 (use in-app update check):
  • Fixed various cropped NVMe and SATA table columns.
  • Added additional drive manufacturer company logos.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.27.1.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
System Requirements from product page:
- Intel-based Macs
- OS X 10.9 or greater, including macOS 11 Big Sur.
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of Dec. 2, 2021.
(linked page has release notes for each.)
  • iOS 15.2 beta 4 (19C5050b)
  • iPadOS 15.2 beta 4 (19C5050b)
  • watchOS 8.3 beta 4 (19S5050c)
  • tvOS 15.2 beta 4 (19K5050a)
    (below from Dec. 1)
  • macOS 12.1 beta 4 (21C5045a)
    (below from Nov. 16)
  • Xcode 13.2 beta 2 (13C5081f)
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
VirtualBox 6.1.30 update (includes some macOS fixes)
Freeware VM VirtualBox 6.1.30 Change Log includes these macOS related fixes:
  • GUI: Fixed crash on macOS Big Sur while browsing for an external image from First Run wizard.
  • VBoxHeadless: Fixed crash when running on macOS Monterey (bug #20636).
  • macOS host: fix multiple bugs specific to macOS Monterey in installer and startup of kernel extensions.
  • macOS host: show message indicating the unsupported CPU on M1 based Macs and abort installation.
(As noted above, VirtualBox currently does not support Apple silicon Macs.)
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates, PR (later first)

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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:
    November 15th to 19th, 2021 News Archive
  • Final Cut Pro 10.6.1 update.
  • Safari Technology Preview 135.
  • Little Snitch 5.3.2 Update.
  • Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.8 update.
  • watchOS 8.1.1 and iOS 15.1.1 updates.
  • Apple announces Self Service Repair.
  • macOS Monterey: Safari Privacy Report .
  • Apple press release on SharePlay.
  • Running Diagnostics on an Apple Silicon Mac.
  • "Disney Melee Mania" exclusively on Apple Arcade in Dec.
  • What are blocklists and why should you use them?
  • Top 20 macOS Monterey Tips.
  • LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.20.80.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 96.0.4664.53.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.55.
  • OWC Intros Fast Forward Rental Program.
  • Chrome 96.0.4664.45 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • Microsoft Out of Band Update Resolves Kerberos Issue.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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