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Yamaha TF Editor v4.02 Update for Mac (macOS 10.15 - OS X 10.9)
Yamaha has posted TF Editor V4.02 for Mac (macOS 10.15-OS X 10.9) that lists v4.02 bug fixes, additional functions (in v4.00) and System requirements.
And they released a TF5/3/1 TF-RACK V4.02 Firmware Update.
(They also have a PDF of macOS Catalina Compatibility Info with various software/drivers.)

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Safari Technology Preview 98 (version 99 released Jan. 22nd.)
January 8th Safari Technology Preview 98 Release Notes with Browser Changes, Web Inspector, Web Animations, Media, Rendering, Web API, CSS, JavaScript, WebRTC, Clipboard API, and WebAssembly improvements and fixes. Download available for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Apple Smart Battery Case Replacement Program
Apple has a Smart Battery Case Replacement Program for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
Here's a clip from the program page:
"Apple has determined that some Smart Battery Cases made for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR may experience charging issues. An affected Smart Battery Case may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Battery case will not charge or charges intermittently when plugged into power
  • Battery case does not charge the iPhone or charges it intermittently

    Affected units were manufactured between January 2019 and October 2019. This is not a safety issue and Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace eligible battery cases, free of charge...

    Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country or region of purchase.
    This program doesn't extend the standard warranty coverage of the Smart Battery Case.
    The program covers affected Smart Battery Case for 2 years after the first retail sale of the unit."

  • See program page for details on replacement process.
    Firefox 72.0.1, Firefox ESR 68.4.1 Critical Security Updates
    January 8th Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 updates include a critical security fix.
    (info on previous updates from Jan. 7th follow.)

    Firefox 72.0 Enhanced Tracking Protection now blocks fingerprinting scripts by default for all users, Picture-in-picture video is now also available in Firefox for Mac and Linux, plus security fixes.

    Firefox ESR 68.4.0 includes security fixes.

    Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)
    Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
    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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      December 23rd to 27th, 2019 News Archive
    • Mini-ITX Core i9-9900K Hackintosh Benchmarks Updated
    • Micromat Drive Scope version 1.2.8
    • Micromat MachineProfile 1.3.12
    • 16-in MacBook Pro GPU Benchmarks vs Helios FX 650 eGPU
    • Apple Extends Rally, Solidifying 2019 as Best Year in a Decade
    • Geekbench 5.1 update (improved benchmarks)
    • Creating Holiday Videos with iMovie on a Mac
    • How to Replace the power supply in your 2019 Mac Pro
    • How to Install PCIe cards in your 2019 Mac Pro
    • How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery
    • About Promise Pegasus R4i MPX RAID storage module for 2019 Mac Pro
    • About graphics card compatibility between Mac Pro models
    • How to use the LG UltraFine 5K Display with your Mac or iPad Pro
    • How to set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR
    • Other Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates

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