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Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of Sept. 21, 2021.
(linked page has release notes for each.)
  • macOS Monterey beta 7 (21A5522h)
  • iOS 15.1 beta (19B5042h)
  • iPadOS 15.1 beta (19B5042h)
  • watchOS 8.1 beta (19R5541f)
  • tvOS 15.1 beta (19J5542e)
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 15, Xcode 13, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, Apple TV 7.8 released
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later items first)   [= skip =]
Safari Technology Preview 132
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3 Update
See CCC 6.0.3 release notes for a long list of fixes/improvements.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at
Apple "California Streaming" Event Video & New Products Press Releases
macOS Big Sur 11.6 released (security fixes)
Available via software update. What's new in macOS Big Sur 11.6 simply says:
"This update is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS."
About security content of macOS Big Sur 11.6 notes Apple is aware of a report these issues have been actively exploited. (All Sept. 13 updates reportedly patch a spyware vulnerability.)

macOS 11.6 is build 20G165 (11.5.2 was 20G95), so maybe there's other fixes included. You can check the Big Sur forum for feedback, and the Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, & MacBook Air forums.
FYI: Some macOS 11.4 users said 11.6 didn't appear in software update check and wouldn't install via terminal commands. After installing macOS 11.5.2 from the app store, then 11.6 was available.
(The usual advice on software updates, 3rd party VPN/security software applies.)

Security Update 2021-005 for macOS Catalina
Available via software update or the download page below. You can check for user feedback in Apple's macOS Catalina forums.
(The same advice about updates mentioned earlier applies.)
Safari 14.1.2 (new builds, security fixes) for macOS Catalina and Mojave
Available via software update. New build numbers per security content of Safari 14.1.2:
"* After installing this update, the build number for Safari 14.1.2 is 14611. on macOS Mojave and 15611. on macOS Catalina."
You can check in Apple's macOS Safari forum for feedback.
iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2 released (includes security fixes)
Articles on security fixes note these issues may have been exploited.
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates, and PR (later first)

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Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)   [= skip =]
Page of Guides, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
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/driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 6th to 10th, 2021 News Archive
  • Firefox 92.0, Firefox ESR 91.1, & Firefox ESR 78.14 Updates.
  • Micromat Lifespan 1.0.4 update.
  • How to use macOS Automator: Part 1 The Basics.
  • Firefox Focus: Privacy browser v37.0 for iOS 13.6 or later.
  • The Road to macOS Monterey: iCloud+.
  • WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release.
  • Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 78.14.
  • LG B7/C7/E7/W7 OLED TVs Firmware Update 06.00.25.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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