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macOS Ventura 13.5.1 Update (Location Privacy bug fix)
Info from what's new in macOS Ventura for version 13.5.1 says:
"fixes an issue in System Settings that prevents location permissions from appearing."
Apple's security releases page says "This update has no published CVE entries".
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Ventura discussion forum.
There's a previous thread on Location Privacy broken after installing 13.5 update.
(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.)
watchOS 9.6.1 Update (motion data bug fix)
Info from about watchOS 9 Updates for version 9.6.1:
"This update includes a fix for an issue that prevents access to motion data for apps that use the Movement Disorder API to track tremors and symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease."
Apple's security releases page says "This update has no published CVE entries".
You can check feedback in Apple's Watch discussion forum.
Micromat TechTool Pro 18.0.2 Update
Info on changes in TechTool Pro 18.0.2 (use in-app update check).
  • Updated Security Check tool to include an information link.
  • Updated Bonjour manufacturer database for the Local Network tool.
  • Updates in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified) localization.
  • Added model identification strings for the Check Computer configuration panel.
  • Minor fixes and enhancements.
Lists support for Apple Silicon & Intel-based Macs, and OS X 10.13 to macOS 13 Ventura.
Firefox Updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates (later first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watch/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:
    Aug 7th to 11th, 2023 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 176.
  • Micromat Lifespan 1.0.7 update.
  • Apple WebKit Blog on Updates to Storage Policy.
  • Apple App Store Connect version 1.12.2.
  • Sept. "Friday Night Baseball" schedule on Apple TV+.
  • Firefox for iOS/iPadOS 14 or later version 116.1.
  • Firefox 116.0.2 release notes.
  • Chrome 116.0.5845.90 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • Playstation 5 System Software version 23.01-07.61.00.
  • Playstation 4 System Software version 10.71.
  • LG C3 & G3 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.11.52.
  • LG B3 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.11.52.
  • LG Z2 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.33.65.
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles

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