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Other News, Software and Firmware Updates   [= skip =]
  • (June 19) Firefox 127.0.1 release notes lists 4 bug fixes.
    (June 11th Firefox 127.0 included new features and security fixes.)

  • Firmware 1.82 for Panasonic DP-UB420/UB820/UB9000 4K/UHD Players
    - change note & firmware page for UB9000/UB9004/UB820/UB824/UB420/UB424.
    - updated with notes on new Dolby Vision Mode 1 (TV Led)/Mode 2 (Player Led) option.
      (Dolby Vision Mode options don't appear on my updated UB820 connected to LG C2.)
    - how-to guide on updating Firmware on UB420 that has no LCD Display.
    - the Blu-ray region bypass trick still worked with firmware 1.82 on my UB420.
    (Page also has details, notes, and settings tips for Panasonic 4K/UHD players.)

  • (June 18) Chrome 126 Stable Channel Update for Mac (Google)
    - includes 6 security fixes.

  • (June 18) Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.86.1 (24061443).
    The version 16.86.1 release notes lists Outlook Mail and Calendar fixes.
    (June 11 version 16.86 release notes listed feature updates for Outlook.)

  • (June 18) Micromat MachineProfile version 1.4.25 (use in-app update check):
    - Updated maximum supported operating system for certain supported Macs.
    - Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.27.3.
    - Updated location and machine identification strings.
    - Other minor fixes and enhancements.

  • (June 14) TechTool Pro version 19.0.7 Update (Micromat)
    - Updates to subscription and perpetual license control flow.
    - Fixed Disk Image Cloning in Volume Cloning tool to prevent a possible app crash.
    - Minor update in Battery Check test to address potential missing iOS device names.
    - Updated Bonjour manufacturer database for the Local Network tool.
    - Updated Sparkle update framework to version 2.6.3.
    - Minor fixes and enhancements.

  • (June 13) LG C4 & G4 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.10.85
    - see post for change note and firmware download pages.
    (G4 owners said this update fixed their HDMI 2 problems.)

  • (June 13) Playstation 5 System Software version 24.04-09.40.00 (Sony Support)
    - Updated the device software for the PULSE Elite wireless headset, PULSE Explore wireless earbuds, and PlayStation Link USB adapter. (Firmware version 0137)
    - PlayStation Link connection stability has been improved.
      (some said their disconnect problem seems to be fixed.)
    - Fixed an issue with PULSE Elite wireless headset that caused the power to turn off
      when the audio cable is connected to the audio input jack.
    - On the PULSE Elite wireless headset, the status indicator is now less bright.
    - We've improved system software performance and stability.
    - We've improved the messages and usability on some screens.
    - New parental controls are available for parents and guardians.
    - Child accounts can now link and add third-party services and apps to their account.
    - You can now start or join a Discord voice chat directly from your PS5.

  • (June 11) Chrome 126.0.6478.54 for iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or later (App store)
    - "Stability and performance improvements".
Apple Beta Updates   [= skip =]
Current Developer releases as of June 17, 2024.
(Release notes are on download pages.)
  • macOS 14.6 beta (23G5052d)
  • iOS 17.6 beta (21G5052e)
  • iPadOS 17.6 beta (21G5052e)
  • tvOS 17.6 beta (21M5045c)
  • visionOS 1.3 beta (21O5747c)
  • watchOS 10.6 beta (21U5551b)
    (below is from June 12th)
  • AirPods firmware beta (7A5220e)
    (below are from June 10th)
  • Xcode 16 beta (16A5171c)
  • macOS 15 beta (24A5264n)
  • iOS 18 beta (22A5282m)
  • iPadOS 18 beta (22A5282m)
  • tvOS 18 beta (22J5290l)
  • visionOS 2 beta (22N5252n)
  • watchOS 11 beta (22R5284o)
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 News and Press Releases (later first)   [= skip =]
Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 13.0 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or later.)
visionOS 1.2 Update
About visionOS 1 Updates for version 1.2 says
"This release includes additional region and language support,
as well as bug fixes and security updates for your Apple Vision Pro."
About the Security fixes in visionOS 1.2 lists 21 CVEs.
(You can check Apple's Vision Pro discussion forum for user feedback.)
VLC Media Player version 3.0.21
There's a Security Bulletin on fixes in VLC 3.0.21.
You can download version 3.0.21 at the VLC Media Player for Mac page.
Requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later, Mac with 64-bit Intel processor or Apple Silicon chip.
(VLC for older OS X versions are listed down the linked page.)
Firefox Updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(See above for June 19th Firefox 127.0.1 update.)
Little Snitch version 6.0.1
Little Snitch 6.0.1 for macOS Sonoma.
See the release notes for v6.0.1 improvements and bug fixes.
(Version 5.x is compatible with macOS Sonoma to Big-Sur.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    June 3rd to 7th, 2024 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 196.
  • Apple expands developer support and resources.
  • Apple announces winners of the 2024 Apple Design Awards.
  • 7 new games launch on Apple Arcade, including Outlanders 2: Second Nature.
  • Price and tax updates for apps, In-App Purchases, and subscriptions.
  • Apple and Major League Baseball announce July "Friday Night Baseball" schedule.
  • Chrome 126.0.6478.35 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • LG B3 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.31.55.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
    - How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with your Mac.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watch/tvOS/Vision Pro Users.
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