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macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update & revised Security Update 2020-003 High Sierra
Apple released a macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update (build 19F101), and a revised Security Update 2020-003 for High Sierra. Available via software update or download pages below. Apple posted an article on security fixes in macOS 10.15.5 Supplemental Update & (revised) Security Update 2020-003 High Sierra.
(May 26 10.15.5 Combo & Delta update downloads revised to include Supplemental Update.)

FYI: If you use Nvidia's web graphics drivers for 10.13.6, the Security Update new build number requires a driver update. (Update: See below for June 3rd Nvidia driver update download.)

Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-003)
June 3, 2020 download page of graphics driver 387. for macOS 10.13.6.
(No build number listed, but assumed for June 1 Security Update 2020-003 build 17G13035.)
As before, download page info includes this installation note.
"Installation Note: The installer requires System Preferences to be launched during the installation process. Do not manually close System Preferences until after clicking Allow in the Security & Privacy Preferences, later in the process.

The installer also requires rebooting the system after the installation process. Do not launch any other applications until the process is complete and the system has been rebooted.

New in Release 387."
(No new info, same notes on D/L page as previous drivers, so I won't repeat it here.)

The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has a step-by-step install guide.
If you can't select the page's 'Accept' terms/conditions button, here's a direct download link.
(As of post time, the above driver download page's CUDA link goes to CUDA 418.105 from Feb. 27th, 2019, but the latest Mac CUDA download as of 6/3/2020 is CUDA 418.163 from May 10th, 2019 - or check for a CUDA update in the Nvidia prefs.)

Previous macOS Nvidia drivers are on our Mac Nvidia Drivers downloads page.

TechTool Pro 12.0.3 Update
Micromat TechTool Pro 12.0.3 (use v12 in app update check) lists these changes:
  • Fixed the Battery Check test for iOS devices when using macOS 10.15.4 or greater and improved test performance for all supported macOS versions.
  • Added support for MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020), MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports).
  • Fixed issue where certain Mac models were reported as manufactured in 2010 instead of 2020.
  • Updated Check Computer suites to default to the Intermediate suite.
  • Updated the Bonjour device database for the Local Network tool.
  • Updated the machine database for the Processor Check tool.
  • Updated French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified) localizations.
  • Updated Macintosh identification strings for Check Computer.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.23.0.
  • Other minor updates and enhancements.
Early 2008 Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3 (again?)
I don't own this model Mac Pro, but just noticed a June 5, 2020 dated download page for Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3, which is the same URL and has the same version number as the original release in 2008. (Same 1.3 version/BootROM MP31.006C.B05 as listed on the (archived) Mac Pro EFI updates page.) The download page has old links to support articles, and the system requirements still lists OS X 10.5.2. I'm not sure if they just updated the installer, or if the new date is a mistake.
Firefox 77.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.9 Updates
June 3rd released Firefox 77.0.1 release notes:
- "Disabled automatic selection of DNS over HTTPS providers during a test
to enable wider deployment in a more controlled way (bug 1642723)"
(Firefox updates from June 2nd follows.)
Mozilla released Firefox 77.0 with new features, bug fixes and 7 security fixes.
Also updated Firefox ESR 68.9.0 with "various stability" and 2 security fixes.
iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, watchOS 6.2.6, tvOS 13.4.6 Updates (w/security fixes)
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)
  • Micromat MachineProfile 1.3.15 update (use in-app update check)
    - Added MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports) support.
    - Added MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) support.
    - Updated machine and location identification strings.
    - Other minor fixes and enhancements.

  • Pixelmator Pro 1.6.4 (for macOS 10.13 or later, with 64-bit processor)
    - "Adds support for opening & exporting images in WebP format, and additional fixes."
    (See linked page for details.)
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