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macOS 10.15 Catalina and Safari 13.0.2 Released
macOS 10.15 "Catalina" released on Oct. 7th. (First public release Build number is 19A583.) Apple's How to Upgrade to macOS Catalina article includes a list of Catalina compatible Macs. Apple also posted a macOS Catalina press release and added a macOS Catalina discussion forum.
It's a major upgrade .0, so I would install it on a separate drive/volume, NOT over a previous version. Better yet, wait until it's been patched a few times. Make sure you have enough free drive space. If you have antivirus/security software installed disable it BEFORE upgrading.

And remember macOS 10.15 does not allow 32-bit apps to run. (Some 32-bit apps may not have 64-bit updates.) Also check your Printer Driver for an update compatible with Catalina.
Here's a clip from Apple's support article on 32-bit apps:

"When upgrading to macOS Catalina, the installer shows a list of recently used apps that are 32-bit. You can review this list before choosing whether to cancel or continue the installation."
Before upgrading, I'd suggest a TM backup and a Bootable Clone of your current OS.
(Apple support articles list has updated How to Create a Bootable Installer guide.)

Safari 13.0.2 available via software update for macOS 10.14.6 and 10.13.6.
(Apple security updates page lists it with "no published CVE entries".)

Xcode 11.1 Update
Also released is Apple Xcode 11.1 (for macOS 10.14.4 or later)
- Xcode 11.1 includes Swift 5.1 and SDKs for iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS Catalina 10.15.

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Little Snitch 4.4.3 Update (macOS 10.15 compatible)
October 7th update to Little Snitch. They note "Please upgrade to this version before you upgrade to macOS Catalina!" For info on macOS Catalina compatibility, Improvements and bug fixes, see the version 4.4.3 release notes.
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7, Logic Pro X 10.4.7, Compressor 4.4.5, Motion 5.4.4 Updates (There's also an update to the Logic Remote App.)
Carbon Copy Cloner version 5.1.12 Update
See CCC 5.1.12 release notes for details on 9 fixes/improvements.
(Available via in-app update or full download at bombich.com/download.)
Pixelmator Pro 1.5 'Avalon' and Pixelmator iOS 2.4.7 Updates
Pixelmator Pro 1.5 supports macOS Catalina, Multi-GPUs, EDR mode, ML Denoise, and promises improved performance. See linked page change notes for more info.
Pixelmator for iOS version 2.4.7 includes "some fixes for issues introduced with iOS 13".
DisplayLink v5.2.1 Beta 2 USB Software Update for macOS 10.15 Catalina
The DisplayLink macOS USB Software releases page has v5.2.1 Beta 2 software for macOS Catalina. (Software for older macOS versions are listed down the main page.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 30th to Oct. 4th, 2019 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 93 released
  • How to Fix macOS Catalina Installation Issues
  • Updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for Mac and iOS
  • Micromat MachineProfile 1.3.10 update (Catalina compatible)
  • iOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.2, watchOS 6.0.1 Updates
  • iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Service Program for No Power Issues
  • How to Customize the Finder Toolbar in macOS
  • Mac Total War: SHOGUN 2 & A Total War Saga: Fall of the Samurai updated to 64-bit
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Hunter & the Beast DLC for macOS
  • Apple Denied Tariff Relief on 5 Mac Pro Parts After Staying in TX
  • Malvertiser Exploited Chrome and WebKit Bugs to Infect Over 1 Billion Ads
  • Firefox 69.0.2 release notes lists 3 bug fixes
  • Advisory on Mitigating Recent VPN Vulnerabilities
  • Firmware Updates for LG C8P/E8P/W8P and B8P OLED TVs
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates

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