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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 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
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.
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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