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macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 (build 20G95) released ("bug fixes")
No details on fixes in what's new in macOS Big Sur:
"macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 includes bug fixes for your Mac."
Apple's security updates page says macOS 11.5.2 "has no published CVE entries".
(The usual advice on software updates applies.)

A M1 Mini owner running Big Sur 11.5.1 said software update listed the 11.5.2 update as 2.54GB, but the actual 11.5.2 update download was 3.45GB. As with previous updates, installed using Safe Mode. (No change to M1 Mini firmware version - still 6723.140.2.)

Check Apple's Big Sur forum for feedback. (Posts may be in previous problem threads.)
Some previous posts about delays when using the Caps Lock key said 11.5.2 solved it.
Also saw some say the startup chime returned in 11.5.2. (Some had said previous updates muted it, even when enabled in preferences. That was never an issue with a friend's M1 mini.)

And for M1 owners, also check the Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, & MacBook Air forums.

DisplayLink Manager macOS App v1.5 BETA for macOS Monterey, Big Sur & Catalina
(As of September 2021, displaylink.com links below now go to Synaptics.com's site.)
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software page has a Aug 9, 2021 dated download of DisplayLink Manager Graphics Connectivity v1.5 BETA macOS app. The 1.5 beta release notes has details.
(DisplayLink software for older OS versions is under "Legacy Releases" on the macOS page.)
 
Firefox 91.0 and Firefox ESR 78.13 Updates
Download links are on release notes pages.
 
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    August 2nd to 6th, 2021 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 129.
  • Downloads of Security Update 2021-004 Catalina & 2021-005 Mojave.
  • 6 Ways to Use an Old or Refurbished Mac Mini.
  • Student IDs on iPhone & Apple Watch expand to Canada & more US universities.
  • Upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases.
  • The Road to macOS Monterey: Focus.
  • Optimizing JavaScript Standard Library Functions in JSC.
  • macOS Finder Advanced settings tweaks.
  • Firmware Updates for Yamaha Receivers, Sound Bars, & CX-A5200.
  • Chrome 92.0.4515.131 Stable Channel Update.
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II The Silence & The Fury DLC.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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