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= Recent Updates/Articles =

Final Cut Pro 10.7.1 Update
Final Cut Pro version 10.7.1 for macOS 13.5 or later. (app store link)
  • Improves stability on Intel-based Mac models when using Color Wheels
    or Color Curves on H.264 video clips.
  • Fixes issue with some default keyboard shortcuts working incorrectly
    on non-English keyboards.-
Safari Technology Preview 185
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Sonoma and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 Update (bug and security fixes)
The what's new in the updates for macOS Sonoma for version 14.2.1 says.
"provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users."
Security fixes in macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 lists 1 CVE (CVE-2023-42940).
"A user who shares their screen may unintentionally share the incorrect content."
(You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Sonoma discussion forum.)
Safari 17.2.1 for macOS Ventura and Monterey
Software update has this note for the Safari 17.2.1 Update:
"provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users."
(Apple's security releases page says "This update has no published CVE entries".)
Check feedback in Apple's Safari forum, macOS Ventura & macOS Monterey forums.

(If you're seeing fake virus/malware warning popups in your Mac's upper right display area, uncheck allow notifications in Safari's website preferences. See stop unwanted Notifications.)

iOS 17.2.1 Update (bug fixes)
(There is no iPadOS 17.2.1 update.)
Info from about iOS 17 Updates for version 17.2.1:
"This update provides important bug fixes and is recommended for all users."
Apple's security releases page says "This update has no published CVE entries".
(You can check feedback in Apple's iPhone discussion forum.)
iOS 16.7.4 and iPadOS 16.7.4 Updates (bug fix)
(This update won't appear on devices that are iOS 17/iPadOS 17 compatible.)
Apple's security releases page says "This update has no published CVE entries".
AirPods (3rd gen) Firmware Update 6A317
Info from Firmware updates for AirPods (3rd generation) version 6A317:
- "Bug fixes and other improvements".
(Same note as previous updates.)
Apple News and Press Releases (later first)
Firefox 121.0 & Firefox ESR 115.6 Updates
Firefox and Firefox Focus: Privacy Browser v121.0 for iOS/iPadOS
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates
  • (Dec. 22) Pixelmator Pro version 3.5.3 for macOS 12.0 or later. (app store link)
    Fixes issue where histogram and ML Enhance features wouldn't work correctly with RAW photos on Intel-based Macs, and a few other improvements/fixes.
    (Dec. 20th v3.5.2 "adds support for two new file formats - Adobe Illustrator (AI) and Illustrator EPS - and introduces a Holiday templates collection with all-new holiday templates. The update also brings performance improvements, making switching between tools or opening documents faster and smoother.")

  • (Dec. 20) Chrome 120.0.6099.129 Stable Channel Update for Mac/Linux (google)
    - includes 1 security fix.

  • (Dec 18) LG B9 OLED TVs Firmware Update 05.40.10
    - Applicable Models list also includes many LG LCD TV models.
    - Post includes change note and firmware download page.
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watch/tvOS Users.
Firmware Updates for Yamaha Receivers, SoundBars and Preamp-Processor
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 11th to 15th, 2023 News Archive
  • Xcode 15.1 released.
  • Safari 17.2 for macOS Ventura & Monterey (security fixes).
  • macOS Sonoma 14.2 Update (39 security fixes).
  • macOS Ventura 13.6.3 Update (17 security fixes).
  • M1 Mac Mini Firmware Update.
  • macOS Monterey 12.7.2 Update (18 security fixes).
  • iOS 17.2 & iPadOS 17.2 Updates (11 security fixes).
  • iOS 16.7.3 & iPadOS 16.7.3 (8 security fixes).
  • watchOS 10.2 Update (9 security fixes).
  • tvOS 17.2 Update (8 security fixes).
  • HomePod Software Update 17.2.
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles
  • Apple expands Self Service Repair and introduces new Diagnostics process.
  • Apple spotlights the top apps and games of 2023 on the App Store.
  • Siri can now help users access and log their Health app data/
  • Apple launches Journal app to reflect on everyday moments & life's special events.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.80 (w/security fixes for Word/Outlook).
  • Chrome 120.0.6099.109 Stable Channel Update for Mac/Linux.
  • Chrome 120.0.6099.119 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • Geekbench ML 0.6.

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