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macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Security Updates for 10.13.6 & 10.12.6, Safari 12.1   [= Skip =]
Available via software update or download pages below. For macOS 10.14.4 release notes, see this article. Here's info on security fixes in 10.14.4 and Security Updates for 10.13.6/10.12.6.
Also released is Safari 12.1 with security fixes for Webkit and Safari Reader. (For macOS Sierra 10.12.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, and macOS Mojave 10.14.4.)

Downloads of the Updates:

As usual, some have had problems installing the Security Update. A tip was to try installing from a safe mode boot. (Security Update 2019-002 was released twice.)

FYI on Nvidia Web Driver Updates:
(There's been no Mojave Nvidia web driver updates yet, but a reminder to 10.13.6/10.12.6 users of Nvidia's web graphics drivers.) New OS updates or later build numbers after Security Updates typically break currently installed Nvidia web graphics drivers. I'd switch to the default Apple driver and reboot before updating, if your card is supported with the default drivers. If not, wait for a Nvidia driver update. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.)
As always, I post download pages for Nvidia web graphics driver updates in the news, and on the Video topics page when spotted.
(Update: Nvidia posted web graphics driver updates for the original (March 25th) release of Security Update 2019-002 for macOS 10.13.6 and 10.12.6. But the later builds in the revised Security Update 2019-002 required another update - see this April 2nd page with new drivers.)

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Xcode 10.2, Swift 5 Runtime Support, iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2 released
  • Apple Xcode 10.2 (for macOS 10.13.6 and later)
    - includes Swift 5 & SDKs for macOS Mojave 10.14.4, iOS 12.2/tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2.
    - Debugger console has new frame variable command alias "v" that's faster than "p" or "po".
    - Playgrounds include stability improvements and additional memory safety checks.
    - Additional bug fixes and security fix.

  • Download Swift 5 Runtime Support for Command Line Tools (3.2 MB)
    "Starting with Xcode 10.2, Swift 5 command line programs you build require the Swift 5 runtime support libraries built into macOS. These libraries are included in the OS starting with macOS Mojave 10.14.4. When running on earlier versions of macOS, this package must be installed to provide the necessary Swift 5 libraries. This package is not necessary for apps with graphical user interfaces."

  • iOS 12.2 release notes
    (Long list of changes and fixes including Apple News+, changes to AirPlay, Apple Pay, Siri, Safari, Apple Music, 2nd gen AirPods support, plus security fixes.)

  • tvOS 12.2 release notes
    includes general performance and stability improvements and these features:
    - Siri:* Ask Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to play what you want to watch on your TV, and control what's playing.
    - Apple TV Remote: With iOS 12.2, you can access the Apple TV Remote right from the Lock screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. So you can easily play, pause, rewind, and control your Apple TV with just a tap.

  • watchOS 5.2 release notes and security fixes
Apple Event News, Press Releases, Keynote Video
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.6, Compressor 4.4.4, Motion 5.4.3 Updates
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.6 update (app store)
      (Info from release notes.)
    - Fixes issue where share destinations to disappear from share menu after quitting FCP
    - Fixes issue where workflow extension button disappears when resizing interface
    - Fixes issue where Select Clip command incorrectly selects clip beneath the playhead
    - Fixes issue where successful share notification appears after share operation cancelled
    - Fixes frames saved to frame browser Comparison Viewer appear differently than in viewer
    - Fixes issue of frequency information for Hum Removal not visible in audio inspector
    - Fixes issue of relinked media appears with black thumbnails in browser & timeline
    - Fixes issue of share menu obscured behind viewer when using FCP in fullscreen mode
    - Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube
    - Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave and converts them to a compatible format

  • Compressor 4.4.4 update (app store)
    - Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube.
    - Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave.

  • Motion 5.4.3 update (app store)
    - Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube.
    - Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave.
Apple/products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR

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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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    March 18th to 22nd, 2019 News Archive
  • 2019 iMac gets a 2x performance boost (i9 8-Core CPU, Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics)
  • OWC Announces Memory Upgrades for New 2019 27" iMac 5K (40-62% off BTO cost)
  • Safari Technology Preview 78 release notes (D/L for Mojave/High Sierra)
  • Mac Pixelmator version 3.8.2
  • Mac 101: Everything You Need To Know About FileVault Encryption
  • New Apple AirPods Powered by New H1 Chip with 50 Percent More Talk Time
  • All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability
  • OWC buys InXtron, mfr of Thunderbolt and USB external storage enclosures
  • Oculus Rift S VR Headset: An Upgraded Virtual Reality Experience
  • Firefox 66.0.1 update (various security fixes)
  • Firefox ESR 60.6.1 update (various security fixes)
  • Chrome 73.0.3683.86 Stable Channel Update
  • Firefox 66.0 release notes and security fixes
  • Firefox ESR 60.6.0 release notes (includes security fixes)
  • Reviews of Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 4000
  • 2018 LG OLED B8PUA TV 04.10.36 Update (download)
  • 2018 LG OLED C8PUA, E8PUA, W8PUA TVs 04.10.31 Update (download)
  • Drupal Releases Security Updates
  • Google reveals gaming platform Stadia
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - Apple web server notifications (security fixes)
    - Get help with iCloud Keychain
    - Use target disk mode to move files to another computer
    - Use Apple Pencil with your iPad or iPad Pro
    - Use Notes on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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