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Archive of June 14th to 18th, 2021 News (later first)   Go to Current News Page

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Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion Updates
See details on Final Cut Pro 10.5.3, Motion 5.5.2, and Compressor 4.5.3 updates.
iMovie 10.2.4 update for macOS (includes security fix)
Changes in Mac iMovie version 10.2.4 (for macOS 10.15.6 or later)
  • Import projects created with iMovie for iOS version 2.3.
  • Use 16 new solid and textured backgrounds with adjustable colors.
  • Includes stability improvements.
iMovie 10.2.4 also includes a security fix.
Safari Technology Preview 126 with Safari 15 Features
See the release notes for a list of new features and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed in Big Sur, use software update in System Prefs.)
Micromat Lifespan 1.0.3 and MachineProfile 1.4.6 updates
Micromat Lifespan ("safety monitor for flash media") v1.0.3 (use in-app update).
  • Fixed a reported Lifespan Agent crash.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.26.0.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements: Intel-based Mac. OS X 10.10 or later, including macOS 11 Big Sur.

Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.6 update:
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)

  • Updates to the codename database.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements: Intel & Apple Silicon Macs, OS X 10.9 or later, including macOS 11 Big Sur.
Firefox 89.0.1 update
The Firefox 89.0.1 release notes lists several fixes including a macOS fix for screen flickering when scrolling a page on an external monitor (bug 1715452) and 1 security fix.
(89.0.1 release notes page posted June 16, but dated June 17.)
Little Snitch 5.2.1 Update (Hotfix for v5.2)
June 15 dated Little Snitch 5.2.1 update for macOS Big Sur.
See the release notes for info on v5.2.1 hotfix and June 14 v5.2.
(Version 5.2 release notes lists many improvements & bug fixes.)
iOS 12.5.4 Update (security fixes)
The iOS 12.5.4 release notes simply say:
"This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users".
Here's the article with details on security fixes in iOS 12.5.4. 3 fixes, the 2 webkit items have a note "Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited."
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later first)

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This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Other News, Software Updates, LG TV Firmware Updates, and Yamaha Firmware Updates
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:
    June 7th to 11th, 2021 News Archive
  • Apple WWDC21 Keynote Video and New OS Press Releases.
  • Apple WWDC21 New OS Beta Versions and Xcode 13 Beta.
  • 2021 Apple Design Awards Winners.
  • Posts on M1 Mac Mini 5.1 Surround Sound setup.
  • About spatial audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music.
  • Apple Music's Zane Lowe explains how Spatial Audio will transform music.
  • WebKit Features in Safari at WWDC21.
  • Micromat TechTool 13.0.4 update.
  • Deeper Dive of WWDC21 Keynote.
  • MotionMark 1.2 Benchmark.
  • How to Hide, View, & Unhide Pics in Mac Photos App.
  • How to Manage Group Conversations in Messages on Mac.
  • Chrome 91.0.4472.101 Stable Channel Update (14 security fixes).
  • RAID Basics for Novices - Explainer Video.
  • Microsoft June 2021 Patch Tuesday details.
  • OWC Dock Ejector v1.1.4 Update.
  • Firmware Updates for Onkyo TX-RZ740, RZ840, NR797, RZ3400 Receivers.
  • 03.11.21 Firmware Update for 2021 LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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