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Logic Pro X 10.7.6 Update
The Logic Pro 10.7.6 update release notes lists 2 fixes:
  • Fixes an issue in Space Designer which could cause output to sound different than previous versions.

  • Logic Pro no longer hangs when selecting certain presets for Retro Synth.
Requirements lists macOS 12.3 or later.
Apple MainStage 3.6.3 Update
The MainStage 3.6.3 update release notes lists these 2 fixes:
  • Fixes an issue in Space Designer which could cause output to sound different than previous versions.

  • MainStage no longer hangs when selecting certain presets for Retro Synth.
Requirements lists macOS 12.3 or later.
Safari Technology Preview 160
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
macOS Ventura 13.1 (new features, improvements, security fixes)
See what's new in macOS Ventura for a list of improvements in version 13.1,
(including Freeform and Advanced Data Protection for iCloud), and bug fixes.
- About the security content of macOS Ventura 13.1 lists 36 CVEs fixed.
- Apple's macOS Ventura discussion forum.

(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.)

macOS Monterey 12.6.2 Update (security fixes)
What's new in the updates for macOS Monterey for version 12.6.2 says:
"This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."
About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.6.2 lists 13 CVE's fixed.
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Monterey discussion forum.

macOS Big Sur 11.7.2 Update (security fixes)
Apple's article on Security fixes in macOS Big Sur 11.7.2 lists 10 CVE's fixed.
(To get 11.7.2 instead of an Upgrade, check "Other Updates" in Software Update panel.)
If the update doesn't show, try checking from a Safe Mode boot.
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Big Sur discussion forum.
FYI - Several threads in Big Sur forum about VPNs not working after macOS 11.7.2 update.

M1 Mac Mini Firmware Update (from Big Sur 11.7.2)
M1 Mac mini updated to macOS 11.7.2 (from 11.7) using Safe Mode.
After macOS 11.7.2 update, the M1 mini firmware version is 8419.60.44.
(The OS loader version is still 6723.140.2.)
Software Update listed macOS 11.7.2 as 2.57 GB (from 11.7), & Safari 16.2 as 128.5 MB, but the actual combined download was shown as 3.43 GB.
Safari 16.2 for macOS Big Sur and Monterey (security fixes)
Released via software update for Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
- About Security fixes in Safari 16.2 lists 10 CVEs fixed.
There's also an article on WebKit Features in Safari 16.2
(Sometimes Safari updates can break 3rd party extensions. Check for issues with the software's developer and at Apple's Safari discussion forums & related macOS forums.)
iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 Updates
tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2 Updates
iOS 15.7.2 and iPadOS 15.7.2 (security fixes)
(Reportedly iOS 15.7.2 dropped support for iPhones that are iOS 16 compatible.)
Xcode 14.2 Update
Info from App store for Xcode 14.2 (for macOS 12.5 or later).
- includes SDKs for iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, tvOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, macOS Ventura 13.1.
(See linked app store page for more details on Xcode.)
Windows Migration Assistant v2.4.2.0 (macOS Ventura & Monterey) Download
Apple's posted Windows Migration Assistant v2.4.2.0 (Monterey & Ventura) (57MB) download.
"This software will help you migrate data from a Windows PC running Windows.
The Migration Assistant will launch automatically after it has been installed.
For more information, please see Move your data from a Windows PC to a Mac.

System Requirements:
- macOS Monterey or macOS Ventura
- Windows 7 and later"

This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Topic based Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS/tvOS Users.
Apple/Products related News, Software Updates, PR (later first)
Firefox 108.0.1 and iOS/iPadOS Firefox 108.1 See below for info on Firefox ESR 102.6 and Firefox Focus 108.0 updates.
Firefox ESR 102.6 and iOS/iPadOS Firefox Focus: Privacy Browser 108
Other News and Software Updates
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:
    December 5th to 9th, 2022 News Archive
  • Apple Configurator version 2.16 release notes.
  • Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 3.2.2.
  • Apple announces biggest upgrade to App Store pricing.
  • Apple introduces Apple Music Sing.
  • Apple launches Self Service Repair in Europe.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
  • LG BX OLED TVs (and some LCD TVs) Firmware Update 04.40.19.
  • LG B7/C7/E7/G7/W7 OLED TVs Firmware Update 06.10.30.
  • How to Tell if your LG C2 or G2 TV has an "EX" OLED Panel.
  • Firmware Updates for Yamaha Sound Bars BAR 40/BAR 400/ATS-4080.
  • Chrome 108.0.5359.98 Stable Channel Update for Mac/Linux.
  • iOS Firefox version 107.3 for iOS/iPadOS 13 or later.

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