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Apple Configurator version 2.15 update
Info from what's new in Apple Configurator.
    What's new in Apple Configurator 2.15:
  • Allow skipping the App Store pane in Setup Assistant.
  • Support for restoring Mac computers with Apple silicon to macOS Monterey.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
App store link for Apple Configurator 2.15. Requires macOS 10.15.6 or later.
More details are in the Requirements to use Apple Configurator 2 article.
HomePod Software Update 15.1.1
The About HomePod Software Updates article says:
"Software version 15.1.1 fixes an issue where Podcasts could fail to play."
Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.
You can check for feedback in Apple's HomePod forum.
(Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)
tvOS 15.1.1 (19J581) update
Info from the tvOS release notes:
"What's new in tvOS 15.1.1
- South Korea: With Apple TV, the Apple TV app, Siri, and the App Store now available in South Korea, you can get incredible entertainment experiences for the entire family.
- Apple TV app: Localization improvements for South Korea.
Apple's security updates page says "This update has no published CVE entries".
Firefox 94.0.1 update (bug fix for Monterey)
(Download links are on release notes pages.)
  • Firefox 94.0.1 has a bug fixes for macOS Monterey.
    "Fixed browser hangs when viewing fullscreen videos on macOS 10.12 (bug 1737998)".
    (I assume they mean macOS 12 Monterey)

    (Firefox updates below are from Nov. 2, 2021.)

  • Firefox 94.0 release notes lists many new features, bug fixes & security fixes.
    Includes this note for macOS users:
    "Firefox macOS now uses Apple's low power mode for fullscreen video on sites such as YouTube & Twitch. This meaningfully extends battery life in long viewing sessions."
    - Also see Firefox for Enterprise 94 - Release notes.

  • Firefox ESR 91.3 includes "various stability, functionality, and security fixes".
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS Users.

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Other News, Firmware and Software Updates, and PR (later added first)
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:
    October 25th to 29th, 2021 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 134.
  • Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina.
  • macOS Monterey 12.0.1 update.
  • macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 security fixes & M1 Mac firmware update.
  • macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-007 (with download).
  • iOS/iPadOS 14.8.1, iOS 15.1/iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1 updates.
  • HomePod Software Update 15.1.
  • Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results.
  • Thunderbolt 3 vs Thunderbolt 4 and the M1 Max & M1 Pro Macs.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.2 (supports macOS Monterey).
  • SoftRAID 6.2 for Mac (supports macOS Monterey).
  • Xcode 13.1 (supports macOS Monterey).
  • New WebKit Features in Safari 15.
  • Apple's M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs: New Performance and Efficiency Heights.
  • How to Schedule Your Mac to Reboot.
  • Chrome 95.0.4638.69 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.113 Extended Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • OWC Envoy Pro Elektron Rugged IP67 Portable SSD Review.
  • LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.20.45.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
    - very long list of updated articles, many Monterey related.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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