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Freeware VM VirtualBox 7.0.16 Update
VirtualBox version 7.0.16 includes a macOS Host related fix:
  • macOS Host: Fixed issue when App Nap was affecting VM performance (bug #18678) .
See the Change Log for other 7.0.16 fixes and improvements.
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of April 17, 2024.
(Release notes are on download pages.)
  • macOS 14.5 beta 2 (23F5059e)
  • iOS 17.5 beta 2 (21F5058e)
  • iPadOS 17.5 beta 2 (21F5058e)
  • tvOS 17.5 beta 2 (21L5553e)
  • visionOS 1.2 beta 2 (21O5565d)
  • watchOS 10.5 beta 2 (21T5555d)
  • Xcode 15.4 beta (15F5021i)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Firefox Updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates (later first)
  • (Apr 19) Chrome 124.0.6367.71 for iOS/iPadOS 15.0 or later (App store)
    - "Stability and performance improvements".
    - "Easily get to your Most Visited Sites & Shortcuts from the redesigned carousel
    at top of the new tab page." (See linked App store page for user reviews.)

  • (Apr 17) Micromat Drive Scope v1.2.23 update. (Use in-app update check.)
    - Fixed blank NVMe SMART Log table issue.
    - Updates to SATA and NVMe table layouts.
    - Added additional drive manufacturer company logos.
    - Updated PCI vendor identification database.
    - Minor fixes and enhancements.

  • (Apr 16) Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2021/2019) version 16.84 (24041420).
    The 16.84 release notes lists Outlook feature updates & fixes, and a security update for Excel (CVE-2024-26257).

  • (Apr 15) LG C2 & G2 OLED TVs Firmware Update 13.30.56
    - post includes release notes and firmware download page.
    (This update replaces the previous webOS 23 update that was pulled.)

  • (Apr 15) LG B2 OLED TV Firmware Update 13.30.61
    - post includes release notes and firmware download page.
    (This update replaces the previous webOS 23 update that was pulled.)

  • (Apr 10) Chrome 123 Stable Channel Update for Mac (google)
    - includes 3 security fixes.
Safari Technology Preview 192
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Sonoma and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Apple News and Press Releases (later first)
visionOS 1.1.2 Update
About visionOS 1 Updates for version 1.1.2 says
"This update provides important bug fixes and is recommended for all users."
Apple's security releases says "This update has no published CVE entries."
(You can check Apple's Vision Pro discussion forum for user feedback.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    April 1st to 5th, 2024 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.11 Update.
  • AirPods Max Firmware Update 6A325.
  • Pages, Numbers & Keynote v14.0 for Mac & iOS/iPadOS.
  • Firefox version 124.3 for iOS/iPadOS .
  • Firefox 124.0.2 for Mac.
  • TechTool Pro version 19.0.3 & 18.1.4.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.83.3.
  • LG B2 OLED TV Firmware Update 13.30.60 (later pulled).
  • LG C9/E9/W9 OLED TVs Firmware Update 05.30.45.
  • LG Z9 OLED TV & 75SM9970 LCD TVs Firmware Update 05.30.45.
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles

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.
(Now has an Apple Vision Pro section.)
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