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802.11n AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware 7.8.1
Apple's released a firmware update for 802.11n Airport Extreme, Express and Time Capsules with several security fixes. Here's a clip from the About AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 page:
"Firmware update 7.8.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule."
(The how to update AirPort base station firmware article was updated June 21st to list new firmware v7.8.1 for 802.11N Airport Extreme/Time Capsule, but Airport Express still lists v7.8 from Aug 28, 2018 that added AirPlay 2 support.)
15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program
Clip from Apple's press release on June 20, 2019:
"Important notice for batteries in certain MacBook Pro units
Voluntary Recall and Replacement Program
Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.

The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks. Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge..."

The Recall Program page above includes a serial number checker.
Firefox 67.0.4 and Firefox ESR 60.7.2 Security Updates

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    June 10th to 14th, 2019 News Archive
  • Download Boot Camp Update for macOS Mojave 10.14.5
  • Logic Pro X 10.4.5 - a Major Update
  • The Return of the Expandable Mac Pro
  • Safari Technology Preview 85 release notes
  • VLC Media Player for Mac version
  • Video: How to Replace the PCIe SSD in a 2014 Mac mini
  • Micromat ATOMIC (Memory tester) 1.0.4 update
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) Version 16.26
  • Firefox 67.0.2 update has crash fix for macOS 10.15
  • Security Update for Adobe Flash Player
  • iOS iMovie version 2.2.7
  • iOS 12.3.2 release notes
  • 03.60.04 Update for 2019 LG OLED TVs C9P, E9P, W9P
  • Chrome 75.0.3770.90 Stable Channel Update
  • Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 60.7.1
  • Intel Releases Security Updates, Mitigations for Multiple Products
  • New AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, RX 5700: Next Gen Cards at $449/$379
  • Microsoft June 2019 Security Updates
  • Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD 3.84TB Review
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - Logic Pro X release notes.
    - Change, add or remove your payment methods.
    - About the security content of iCloud for Windows 10.4.
    - Institutions that support health records on iPhone (beta).
    - If you forgot passcode for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch or device is Disabled.
    - Apple's Vintage and obsolete products listing.
    - Use the 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K Display with your Mac.

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