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Safari Technology Preview 111 Update
See the release notes for a complete list of improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Catalina.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
VLC Media Player Update for Mac
Info from the VLC news page on VLC for Mac version
"VideoLAN is publishing the VLC release for macOS, which notably solves an audio rendering regression introduced in the last update specific to that platform. Additionally, it improves playback of HLS streams, WebVTT subtitles and UPnP discovery."
Download available from the VLC Media Player for Mac page. (Requires macOS 10.7.5 or later and 64-bit Intel-based Mac. VLC for older OS X versions are listed down the linked page.)

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Firefox 79.0, Firefox ESR 78.1.0, and Firefox ESR 68.11 Updates
July 28 posted Firefox 79.0 release notes and security fixes

Also released are Firefox ESR 78.1.0 with "Various stability, functionality, & security fixes",
and Firefox ESR 68.11.0 with "Various stability and security fixes".

(FYI: As of post time, the ESR 78.1.0 page's macOS download was ESR 68.11.0 (or FF 79.0), but this Firefox ESR downloads page is current and has all languages/OS versions.)

Apple/Products related News, Mac Tips, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
(Plus guides on T2 Macs Firmware Restore, & Firmware Restore CD downloads for older Macs.)
Other News, Software Updates, Reviews, PR, OT (later added 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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Previous News Archive Summary:
    July 20th to 24th, 2020 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.20 Update.
  • Organizing Your Mac: Handy Tips to Help Remove the Clutter.
  • First Look: 6 Features of macOS 11 Big Sur Beta.
  • Reduce PDF File Size and Control Quality using Standard macOS Tools.
  • Security Updates for Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, and Prelude.
  • CPUOverload Project: Testing Every x86 Desktop Processor since 2010.
  • How to Install Drives in the OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 (video).
  • Synology SAT5200 (Enterprise) SSD Review.
  • Microsoft Releases Security Update for Edge.
  • Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 78.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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