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Xcode 14.3.1 Update
Info from App store for Xcode 14.3.1 (for macOS 13.0 or later).
"Fixes an issue that could prevent development when targeting devices running iOS 13."
- Xcode 14.3.1 includes Swift version 5.8.1. (Xcode 14.3 had Swift version 5.8.)
watchOS 9.5.1 Update (bug fixes/improvements)
Info from about watchOS 9 Updates for version 9.5.1:
"This update includes improvements and bug fixes for your Apple Watch."
Apple's Security Updates page says "This update has no published CVE entries."
You can check feedback in Apple's Watch discussion forum.

Owners that saw shorter battery runtime after watchOS 9.5 are hoping for a fix.
(The first page has links to Apple Watch battery troubleshooting/tips here & here.
Our page of Apple Guides/Tips/Troubleshooting also has an Apple Watch section.)
There's been threads in the past about battery drain after previous watchOS updates.
(Never owned a Watch, but wonder if like macOS updates, it's reindexing afterwards.
But if it's reindexing affecting runtime, the runtime reduction wouldn't be permanent.)
Safari Technology Preview 171
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Chrome 114 Browser Updates for OS/iPadOS & Mac
(A later Mac version has been released.)
Drive Scope update (S.M.A.R.T. Tool for Macs)
Micromat released Drive Scope v1.2.21 update. (Use in-app update check.)
  • Fixed issue where NVMe SMART data for first drive was displayed for other NVMe drives.
  • Updated SMART Log table for NVMe devices.
  • Added additional drive manufacturer company logos.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Product page requirements lists:
- Intel-based Macs, Apple Silicon Macs via Rosetta 2.
- OS X 10.9 or greater, including macOS 13 Ventura.
Apple News and Press Releases (later first)
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 (later first)
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:
    May 22nd to 26th, 2023 News Archive
  • Final Cut Pro 10.6.6, Logic Pro 10.7.8, Compressor 4.6.4, Motion 5.6.4.
  • Apple Pro Video Formats 2.2.5 Update Download.
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.6 Update.
  • Apple My Photo Stream is shutting down on July 26, 2023.
  • Apple TestFlight app version 3.3.2.
  • Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad available.
  • Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off June 5, 2023.
  • Apple's multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom for components made in the USA.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
  • Firefox 113.0.2 (4 bug fixes).
  • Firefox version 113.2 for iOS/iPadOS (bug fixes).
  • LG Z2 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.33.17.
  • LG C2 & G2 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.33.16.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.73.1.
  • About security content of iTunes 12.12.9 for Windows.

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