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= Recent Updates/Articles =

New M2 Max/M2 Pro MacBook Pro and Mac mini M2/M2 Pro
Apple announces new HomePod (2nd Generation)
Apple has a press release about the new HomePod with breakthrough sound and intelligence. "Delivering incredible audio quality, enhanced Siri capabilities, and a safe and secure smart home experience". Here's the HomePod (2nd Generation) product page & tech specs.
"HomePod (2nd generation) is available to order for $299 (US) from and in the Apple Store app in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, the US, and 11 other countries and regions starting today, with availability beginning Friday, February 3."
Firefox 109.0, Firefox ESR 102.7, iOS/iPad Firefox Updates
  • Firefox 109.0 release notes includes new features and security fixes.
    (Bottom of release notes page has a link to Firefox for Enterprise 109 release notes.)

  • Firefox ESR 102.7 has "Various stability, functionality, and security fixes".

  • iOS Firefox version 109 for iOS/iPadOS 13 or later
    - see linked App store page for list of changes and fixes.

  • Firefox Focus: Privacy browser version 109.0 for iOS/iPadOS 14 or later
    - New: Pull to refresh web pages is now supported.
    - Fixed iPad on hover button effects.
    - Fixed an issue causing Focus to crash after minimizing several times.
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS/tvOS Users.
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates, PR
  • Geekbench v5.5 released
    - See linked blog page for list of fixes and improvements.

  • Freeware VM VirtualBox version 7.0.6.
    - see the Change Log for a list of improvements and fixes.

  • LG C2 & G2 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.30.16
    - with info on changes/new features, security fixes & firmware download link.
    - also tips on 2022 LG TV ADs, Promotion, and Privacy Settings.
    (including a setting for LG to not sell your personal information.)

  • SVS Subwoofer Control iOS App version 1.3.65 (for iOS 11.0 or later)
    - see post for change notes and app store page.
    (Also has a tip to turn off sending performance data to SVS.)
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:
    January 9th to 13th, 2023 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 161.
  • Introducing Apple Business Connect.
  • Apple celebrates a groundbreaking year in entertainment.
  • Apple & Major League Soccer unveil broadcasters for MLS Season Pass.
  • Apple Fitness+ unveils new offerings for the new year.
  • App Store Connect Update.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
  • Mac Microsoft Office v16.69/16.69.1 (with Office Suite Security Updates).
  • Fix for LG 83" C2/G2 TVs with Power On Problem (2 button presses to turn on).
  • LG ZX OLED TVs & LG NANO LCD TVs Firmware Update 04.40.70.
  • Playstation 5 System Software version 22.02-06.50.00.
  • Chrome 109.0.5414.87 Stable Channel Update for Mac.
  • Chrome 108.0.5359.179 Extended Stable Channel Update for Mac.

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