|Archive of December 13th to 17th, 2021 News Go to Current News Page|
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|Safari 15.2 Update for macOS Big Sur & Catalina|
Available via software update for Big Sur & Catalina. (Included in Monterey 12.1.)
Here's the article on Security fixes in Safari 15.2.
Webkit fixes for CVE-2021-30934, -30936, -30951, -30952, -30984, -30953, -30954.
(Article on security fixes revised Dec. 20.)
Related webkit.org article on new WebKit Features in Safari 15.2.
|macOS Monterey 12.1, Big Sur 11.6.2, & Security Update 2021-008 Catalina|
(VPN or 3rd party Security software may cause problems with OS or security updates.
Read Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues & the usual advice on updates.)
|iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, watchOS 8.3, tvOS 15.2 updates|
(VPN or 3rd party Security software often has problems with OS or security updates.
Read Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues.)
|HomePod Software Update 15.2|
See About HomePod Software 15.2 for details on changes.
Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.
You can check for feedback in Apple's HomePod forum.
(Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)
|Xcode 13.2.1 and 13.2 Updates|
- Xcode 13.2.1 includes these bug fixes:
- Apps built with Swift concurrency may crash on launch.
- Xcode was unable resolve Swift packages.
- Xcode 13.2 (for macOS 11.3 or later).
- Support for Swift Playgrounds 4 app projects.
- Xcode Organizer displays smart insight notifications for monitoring power and performance in your app.
- Swift Concurrency available for apps that deploy to iOS 13, iPad OS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS 10.15 or newer.
- TextureConverter adds support for error metrics, decompressing textures at build time, and skipping compression when output textures are up-to-date.
- Additional bug fixes and stability improvements.
|Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR|
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|Firefox 95.0.1 update (bug fixes)|
(Download links are on release notes page.)
(Previous Firefox 95.0 included several improvements for macOS.)
|This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates|
Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS Users.
- If you can't back up or restore your Mac using Time Machine
- Manage your iCloud storage
- Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup
- If iCloud Keychain won't turn on or sync
- If Face ID isn't working on your iPhone or iPad Pro
- About genuine iPhone displays
- If you can't send or receive email on your Mac
- How to get old versions of macOS
- If your computer doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch gets too hot or too cold
- How to reset your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when you forgot your passcode
- Requires iOS 15.2/iPadOS 15.2 or later & connection to Wi-Fi or Cellular network.
- Find out which macOS your Mac is using
- Added macOS Monterey 12.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.6.2.
- About Apple USB power adapters
- Turn on Match Dynamic Range or Match Frame Rate on your Apple TV
- Use notifications on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- Request a refund for apps or content that you bought from Apple
- Approve what kids buy with Ask to Buy
- Prevent in-app purchases from the App Store
- See your purchase history for the App Store, iTunes Store, and more
- Change or remove the payment cards that you use with Apple Pay
- If you can't remove a payment method from your Apple ID
- If iTunes for Windows prompts you to authorize your computer when you try to play purchases
|Other News, Software and Firmware Updates, PR (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:
December 6th to 10th, 2021 News Archive
- Logic Pro 10.7.2 update.
- macOS GarageBand version 10.4.5 update.
- Safari Technology Preview 136.
- Firefox 95.0 and Firefox ESR 91.4 updates.
- Latest GeForce NOW Upgrade with Improved PC Gaming on Mac.
- macOS Monterey: Exploring the redesigned "Go To Folder".
- App Store Connect for App developers v1.8.
- Mac Tutorial: Alternative Ways to Organize System Preferences.
- Yamaha YAS-109/ATS-1090/YAS-209/ATS-2090 Firmware Update 5.02.
- Firefox version 40.0 for iOS/iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iOS Firefox Focus: Privacy browser version 40.0.
- iOS Chrome browser version 96.0.4664.94.
- Chrome 96.0.4664.93 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
- Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
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