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Archive of September 27th to Oct. 1st, 2021 News     Go to Current News Page

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Safari Technology Preview 133
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 11 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 14.0 or later.)
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later items first)
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS Users.
iOS 15.0.1 & iPadOS 15.0.1 Updates
  • iOS 15.0.1 release notes
    "iOS 15.0.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone including an issue
    where some users could not unlock iPhone 13 models with Apple Watch.
    This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone.
    - Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch may not work on iPhone 13 models.
    - Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full.
    - Audio meditations could unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers."

  • iPadOS 15.0.1 release notes
    "iPadOS 15.0.1 includes bug fixes for your iPad.
    - Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full.
    - Audio meditations could unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers.
Apple's security updates page says "this update has no published CVE entries".

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Other News, Software and Firmware Updates, and PR (later first)
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.71 Stable Channel Update for Desktop (Google)
    - includes 4 security fixes that had reportedly been exploited.

  • 2021 LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.20.16
    - post includes update info and firmware download pages.
    (Originally dated Sept. 29, but download pages were later dated Oct. 7th.)

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  • Many sites affected by a DST ROOT CA X3 Certificate that expired 9/30/2021 (10 AM).
    (Browser untrusted Certificate warnings or "Can't verify server identity" errors, etc.)
    In addition, macOS 10.12.1 and earlier, & iOS 9.x or older versions are said to be affected, even for some sites that have a valid SSL Cert for the domain. In those cases where you get "can't establish a secure connection" errors, a friend said his OS X 10.9.5 mac mini's Safari started showing that error around 11AM today for a site he works on that has a valid SSL site Cert - but Firefox worked for the same domain that failed to connect in Safari. Ditto for an old iMac (10.6.8 w/Firefox) - Firefox connected (SSL) OK to his site but Safari couldn't make a secure connection. He also said Safari on a iOS 12.x iPad and his original iPad mini (iOS 9.3.5) could connect (SSL) to his site OK. (The older Macs and iPads are only used to preview his web pages, as they're too old to get important patches & updates.)

  • Firmware 1.69 for Panasonic DP-UB420/UB820/UB9000 4K/UHD Players
    - first posted US firmware update since July 2019.
    - includes download page and tips for updating UB420 (which has no display).
    - reportedly fixes problems with some Dolby Vision discs noted earlier.
    - Includes notes on region bypass trick still working on my UB420 with 1.69.
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:
    September 20th to 24th, 2021 News Archive
  • Download macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-006.
  • iOS 12.5.5 Update (security fixes).
  • Safari 15 released for maOS Big Sur & Catalina.
  • Safari 15 problems post with link to Safari 15 reinstaller.
  • iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 released.
  • 3rd Generation Apple TV update v7.8.
  • Issues with Big Sur, Time Machine, HFS volumes, & APFS.
  • First Look at Apple's iOS 15 "Private Relay" feature.
  • How to Manage Albums in macOS Photos.
  • How to Make Secure Notes in Keychain.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 94.0.4606.52.
  • Firefox 92.0.1 update (bug fixes).
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.61 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • About the security content of iTunes 12.12 for Windows.
  • NETGEAR Releases Security Updates for RCE Vulnerability.
  • Incompatibility Issue Between myLTO and LTFS Tools.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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