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= Recent Updates/Articles =

Xcode 14.3 Update
Info from App store for Xcode 14.3 (for macOS 13.0 or later).
Includes Swift 5.8 and SDKs for iOS/iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, & macOS 13.3.
Also "Command Line Tools for Xcode v14.3 (729 MB)" released via Software Update.
Includes two security fixes (CVE-2023-27967 and CVE-2023-27945).
Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 12.3 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 15.4 or later.)
Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 16.4 (includes security fix)
Info from what's new in firmware updates for Apple Studio Display.
(Article includes how to update the Studio Display's firmware.)
    Studio Display Firmware Update 16.4:
  • Adds support for in-field recalibration of the display using Pro Display Calibrator.
    Enables specific color workflows that may require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer.
  • Minor stability improvements.
This update also includes a security fix for CVE-2023-27965.
(Firmware version 16.4 requires macOS Monterey 13.3 or later.)
Safari 16.4 for macOS Monterey and Big Sur (security fixes)
Released via software update for Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
About Security fixes in Safari 16.4 lists 2 webkit CVEs fixed.
(These security fixes are included in the macOS Ventura 13.3 update.)
Also an article on WebKit Features in Safari 16.4.
Check for feedback in Apple's Safari discussion forum & related macOS forums.
macOS Ventura 13.3 (includes security fixes)
About the security content of macOS Ventura 13.3 lists 58 CVEs fixed.
Info from What's new in macOS Ventura for version 13.3:
"This update includes new emoji along with other enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac.

  • 21 new emoji, including animals, hand gestures, & objects now in emoji keyboard.
  • Remove background option in Freeform automatically isolates the subject in your image.
  • Photos duplicates album expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library.
  • Transliteration support for Gujarati, Punjabi, and Urdu keyboards.
  • New keyboard layouts for Choctaw, Chickasaw, Akan, Hausa, and Yoruba.
  • Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected.
  • VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app.
  • Fix an issue where Trackpad gestures may occasionally stop responding.
  • Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent's device.
  • Addresses an issue where VoiceOver may be unresponsive after using the Finder.
    Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Mac models."
  • Also what's new for enterprise in macOS 13.3 lists 9 changes/fixes.

    You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Ventura discussion forum.
    (Looked for feedback from M2 mini owners that have Wi-Fi problems.
    Some had said macOS 13.2.1 helped, but others say macOS 13.3 still doesn't fix it.)

    (VPN or 3rd party Security software may cause problems with OS or security updates.
    Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues & the usual advice on updates.)

    macOS Monterey 12.6.4 Update (security fixes)
    What's new in the updates for macOS Monterey for version 12.6.4 says:
    "This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."
    What's new for enterprise in macOS Monterey for version 12.6.4 says it fixed an issue
    where MDM Lock on a Mac with the Apple T2 Security Chip could be bypassed.
    About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.6.4 lists 27 CVE's fixed.
    You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Monterey discussion forum.

    macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 Update (security fixes)
    Apple's article on Security fixes in macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 lists 25 CVE's fixed.
    (To get 11.7.5 instead of an Upgrade, check "Other Updates" in Software Update panel.)
    If the update doesn't show, try checking from a Safe Mode boot.
    You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Big Sur discussion forum.

    M1 Mac mini updated to macOS 11.7.5 (from 11.7.4) using Safe Mode.
    M1 mini firmware now 8422.100.650 after macOS 11.7.5 update.
    Software Update listed macOS 11.7.5 as 2.63 GB (from 11.7.4)
    and Safari 16.4 as 135.3 MB (from 16.3.1), but the actual
    combined download was shown as 3.73 GB.
    iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 Updates (bug and security fixes)
    tvOS 16.4 and watchOS 9.4 Updates (bug and security fixes)
    iOS 15.7.4 and iPadOS 15.7.4 (security fixes)
    (FYI: This update is not compatibile with devices that can run iOS16/iPadOS16.)
    HomePod Software Update 16.4
    Apple's about HomePod Software updates for version 16.4 says
    "This update includes performance and stability improvements."
    Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.
    (Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)
    You can check for feedback in Apple's HomePod forum.
    Apple/Products Related News and Updates (later first)
    Firmware Updates for LG OLED TVs and Playstation 5 (later first)
    Chrome Browser Stable Channel Update
    This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS/tvOS Users.
    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:
      March 20th to 24th, 2023 News Archive
    • Safari Technology Preview 166.
    • Firefox 111.0.1 (crash fix for macOS while pinch-zooming).
    • Firefox Focus: Privacy browser v111.1 for iOS/iPadOS.
    • Chrome 111.0.5563.101 for iOS/iPadOS.
    • Chrome 111.0.5563.110 Stable Channel Update.
    • Chrome 110.0.5481.208 Extended Stable Channel Update.
    • "Friday Night Baseball" resumes on Apple TV+ on April 7.
    • App Store Connect Update.
    • Pixelmator Pro version 3.3.2 for macOS 11.0 or later.
    • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.71 & 16.71.1.
    • Yamaha Sound Bars Firmware Update 5.05.
    • Yamaha RX-A8A/RX-A6A/RX-A4A Receivers Firmware 1.93.
    • Yamaha RX-V4A/TSR-400, RX-A2A/RX-V6A/TSR-700 Firmware 1.62.
    • Yamaha RX-V385/HTR-3072 AV Receiver Firmware 1.11.
    • Firmware Updates for many other Yamaha Receivers & CX-A5200 Pre-Pro.
    • LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.34.80.
    • LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs Firmware Update 04.40.76.
    • LG C3 & G3 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.10.19.
    • LG BX OLED TVs Firmware Update 04.40.76.
    • LG Z2 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.30.60.

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