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Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 16.4 (w/security fix)
Info from what's new in firmware updates for Apple Studio Display.
    Studio Display Firmware Update 15.6:
  • Adds support for in-field recalibration of the display using Pro Display Calibrator. Enables specific color workflows that may require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer. Learn more.
  • Minor stability improvements.
This update also includes a security fix for CVE-2023-27965. Article includes how to update the Studio Display's firmware.
(Requires macOS Monterey 13.3 or later.)
Safari 16.4 for macOS Monterey and Big Sur (security fixes)
Released via software update for Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
About Security fixes in Safari 16.4 lists 2 webkit CVEs.
(These security fixes are included in the macOS Ventura 13.3 update.)
Check for feedback in Apple's Safari discussion forum & related macOS forums.
macOS Ventura 13.3
What's new in macOS Ventura has this note for 13.3:
"This update includes new emoji along with other enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac.

  • Remove background option in Freeform automatically isolates the subject in your image.
  • Photos duplicates album expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library.
  • Transliteration support for Gujarati, Punjabi, and Urdu keyboards.
  • New keyboard layouts for Choctaw, Chickasaw, Akan, Hausa, and Yoruba.
  • Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected.
  • VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app.
  • Fix an issue where Trackpad gestures may occasionally stop responding.
  • Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent's device.
  • Addresses an issue where VoiceOver may be unresponsive after using the Finder.
  • 21 new emoji are now available in emoji keyboard.
    Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Mac models."
  • About the security content of macOS Ventura 13.3 lists 58 CVEs fixed.

    You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Ventura discussion forum.
    (Curious if this helps M2 mini owners that have Wi-Fi/Ethernet problems.
    Some posted macOS 13.2.1 helped, but some others said they still have problems.)

    (VPN or 3rd party Security software may cause problems with OS or security updates.
    Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues & the usual advice on updates.)

    macOS Monterey 12.6.4 Update (security fixes)
    What's new in the updates for macOS Monterey for version 12.6.4 says:
    "This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."
    About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.6.4 lists 27 CVE's fixed.
    You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Monterey discussion forum.

    macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 Update (security fixes)
    Apple's article on Security fixes in macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 lists 25 CVE's fixed.
    (To get 11.7.5 instead of an Upgrade, check "Other Updates" in Software Update panel.)
    If the update doesn't show, try checking from a Safe Mode boot.
    You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Big Sur discussion forum.
    iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 Updates (bug and security fixes)
    tvOS 16.4 and watchOS 9.4 Updates
    iOS 15.7.4 and iPadOS 15.7.4 (security fixes)
    (FYI: This update is not compatibile with devices that can run iOS16/iPadOS16.)
    HomePod Software Update 16.4
    Apple's about HomePod Software updates for version 16.4 says
    "This update includes performance and stability improvements."
    Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.
    (Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)
    You can check for feedback in Apple's HomePod forum.
    Apple Apple Release Candidates
    Current Developer releases as of March 27, 2023.
    (Release notes are on download pages.)
    • Xcode 14.3 RC 2 (14E222b)
    Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
    (Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
    Safari Technology Preview 166
    See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
    A download is available for macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and macOS Ventura.
    (If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
    Firmware Updates for Yamaha Sound Bars, Receivers and CX-A5200 Pre-Pro
    Firefox and Chrome Browser Updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
    Apple/Products Related News and Updates (later first)
    Firmware Updates for LG OLED TVs (later first)
    Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) Topic based Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS/tvOS Users.
    Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
    List of Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates & troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
    Previous News Archive Summary:
      March 13th to 17th, 2023 News Archive
    • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.5 Update.
    • Apple's Spotlight on Spatial Audio.
    • Free Odio AR Soundscapes app. (Mac and iOS/iPadOS).
    • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.71 .
    • Pixelmator Pro version 3.3.1.
    • Apple's Shop with a Specialist over Video.
    • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
    • Firefox 111.0 includes security fixes for 13 CVE's.
    • Firefox ESR 102.9 has security fixes for 6 CVE's.
    • Playstation 5 System Software v23.01-07.01.00 (bug fix).
    • Playstation 5 System Software v23.01-07.00.00 (big update).
    • Playstation 4 System Software version 10.50.

    For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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