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Download of Security Updates for OS X 10.11.6 and OS X 10.10.5
No details on the download pages (only "recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X"). Here's the download pages:

Update: On Oct. 27th the article on Security fixes in Sierra 10.12.1 title revised to include the above updates - see below.

FYI on Nvidia Driver Updates: Users of Nvidia's web drivers should know that new OS X updates (versions or later build numbers after Security Updates) break the current Nvidia web graphics driver. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.) They usually appear first in Nvidia's driver prefs update check.
(Update: Video topics page has Nvidia driver updates for OS X 10.10.5, 10.11.6, & 10.12.1.)


Download of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update (includes Safari 10.0.1)
Info on changes/fixes from the "About" doc. (D/L page finally posted on Oct. 27th.)
"The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update:

- Adds automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus.
- Improves compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents.
- Fixes issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using Microsoft Exchange account.
- Fixes issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly if using Universal Clipboard.
- Fixes issue that may cause Mail to display unnecessary password prompts for AOL accounts.
- Improves compatibility with Fujitsu's ScanSnap scanning software.
- Addresses a "Filter Failed" error when printing to some Canon printers.
- Fixes an issue that may prevent Grapher files from opening.
- Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch.
- Improves security and reliability in Safari.
- Brings back Safari option to "never use font sizes smaller than" for displaying fonts on webpages.

Enterprise content:
- Improves reliability of System Image Utility and imagetool when creating network disk images."

Here's the download page for macOS Sierra 10.12.1 updater (1.36GB).
Below are docs on the security fixes in macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and Safari 10.0.1.
Release notes for Apple TV/tvOS 10.0.1, iOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1 Updates:
See below for related docs on security fixes)
New/Updated Apple Support Articles: (later first)

Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

Other News, Updates, Reviews, PR:
  • VirtualBox 5.1.8 (Change Log has 2 OS X Host related fixes)

  • Yamaha MusicCast Controller (US) iOS app v2.00 (iOS 9 or later)
    - Improved design of Source Screen
    - Compatibility with AAC format (internet radio)
    - Moved Search function to browser screen of each source (Net radio, Phone/Tablet)
    - Added Playlist function: Long press a song to create Playlist.
    - Added Queue function: Long press a song to put it into Queue. (List in Now Playing Page)
    (Ensure your MusicCast devices have the latest firmware to enable the above new features.)

  • Yamaha AV Controller iOS App (iOS 6 or later) v4.51:
    - Functionality Improvement (no specifics)

  • Firefox 49.0.2 release notes (includes security fixes)

  • Chrome 54.0.2840.71 (google blog)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    October 17th to 21st, 2016 News Archive
  • Apple page to Watch the Oct 27th Special Event Keynote
  • "Mad Max" now available for Mac and Linux
  • Apple Oct. 27 event to unveil new Mac computers
  • Apple lawsuit over fake Chargers and Cables being sold on Amazon
  • Five of the Best Hidden Features of macOS Sierra (sponsor blog)
  • iOS 10.0.3 release notes (cellular connectivity fix for iPhone 7)
  • VirtualBox 5.1.8 (Change Log has 2 OS X Host related fixes)
  • Firefox 49.0.2 release notes
  • Chrome 54.0.2840.71 (stable channel update)
  • Yamaha MusicCast Controller iOS app v2.00
  • Yamaha AV Controller iOS App v4.51
  • Apple Support/How-To Article Updates:
    - Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit
    - How to Set up the Apple TV Remote app

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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