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Safari Technology Preview 117 Update
See the release notes for a complete list of improvements & bug fixes.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
DisplayLink Manager macOS App v1.2 (for macOS Big Sur & Catalina)   [= skip =]
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software page has DisplayLink Manager Graphics Connectivity v1.2 (macOS app). Here's some info from the v1.2 release notes:
"This is DisplayLink macOS AppStore app v1.2.0 release.
Details about this app can be found in our FAQ.
This version supports macOS versions 10.15.x and 11.0.1. See section D for details.
(Classic DisplayLink driver 5.2.5 stays available for macOS 10.14 Mojave...)

New features in this release
- Introducing support for Macs using the Apple M1 chip.
- Dual 5K Ultrawide (5120x1440 @ 60 Hz) displays now supported on
  DisplayLink DL-6950 products.
- Create technical support requests directly from the application.
- Improved stability and reliability.
- Monitors light-up quicker after login (32264).
- Fixed stretched image on some monitors (32531).
- Monitor preferred mode is now selected first (32531).
- Added deployment setting option to simplify user startup experience. (Info)
- Improved application architecture

Known issues and limitations
- An updated list of troubleshooting suggestions is available.
- No support for rotated DisplayLink screens in macOS Catalina 10.15.x.
- No support for clamshell mode with DisplayLink screen connected.
- Some HiDPI mode are not available on DisplayLink screens (29526).
- Screen rotation on Mac with Apple M1 chip is not supported on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1."

Related links follow: Read the full release notes (text file D/L) for more details.
(Previous DisplayLink software for macOS is under "Legacy Releases" on the macOS page.)
HomePod Software Update 14.2.1
About HomePod Software Updates says version 14.2.1
"includes general performance and stability improvements".
(Version 14.3 was released Dec. 15th.)
Mac GarageBand version 10.4.2 update
macOS GarageBand version 10.4.2 for macOS Big Sur. (Requires macOS 11.0 or later)
Info from the linked App store page says "This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes", but more details on version 10.4.2 are in the GarageBand for macOS release notes. (GarageBand 10.14.1 was a major update for macOS Big Sur.)
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

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Other News, Tips, and Software Updates (later first)
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:
    November 30 to December 4, 2020 News Archive
  • M1 MacBook Air Video Tests vs 16" MacBook Pro (8-core i9).
  • Little Snitch version 5.0.4 Update for macOS Big Sur.
  • Apple Pro Display XDR Firmware Update 4.2.30.
  • MachineProfile 1.4.1 adds Big Sur & M1 Mac Support.
  • iPhone 11 Display Replacement Program for Touch Issues.
  • iOS GarageBand v2.3.10 Update.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.0.1.
  • Thunderbolt on the M1 Mac mini (2 Equals 4).
  • How to Clear Your Microsoft Teams Client Cache on Mac.
  • Apple presents App Store Best of 2020 winners.
  • SoftRAID 6 Beta supports macOS Big Sur.
  • M1 Mac Mini owners report problems with displays.
  • Review of iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.
  • Chrome 87.0.4280.88 Stable Channel Update.
  • About the security content of iCloud for Windows 11.5.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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