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iMovie 10.3 update for macOS
What's New in Mac iMovie version 10.3 (for macOS 11.5.1 or later)
    Cinematic Mode
    - Edit videos recorded on iPhone 13 in Cinematic mode (requires macOS Monterey).
    - Use the Cinematic control in the inspector to modify the intensity of the depth effect.
    - Choose to focus on faces or other objects by selecting them in the viewer.
    - View and delete focus points in the video timeline.

    Optimized for Apple silicon
    - Improved performance and efficiency with optimizations for M1 Pro and M1 Max on the new MacBook Pro.
macOS GarageBand version 10.4.4 update
GarageBand version 10.4.4 for macOS. (Requires macOS 11.0 or later)
Info from the GarageBand for macOS release notes:
  • 8 Producer Packs with royalty-free sounds from today's biggest hitmakers including Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL.
  • Sound Packs feature slap house; modern ambient; and a collection of 808 drum kits, bass samples and loops.
  • Adds a total of 2800 loops, 50 kits, and 120 Patches.
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4 Update
This version of CCC adds official support for macOS 12 Monterey.
See CCC 6.0.4 release notes for a list of fixes/improvements.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at
Little Snitch 5.3.1 Update
October 16 dated Little Snitch 5.3.1 update for macOS Big Sur & Monterey.
See the release notes for a long list of improvements and bug fixes.
Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.7 update
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)
Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.7 update changes:
  • Updated for macOS 12 Monterey support.
  • Added number of ports for iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021).
  • Updated location and machine identification strings.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements: Intel & Apple Silicon Macs, OS X 10.9 or later, including macOS 12 "Monterey".
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 & Software Updates, and PR (later 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 11th to 15th, 2021 News Archive
  • Micromat TechTool Pro 14.0.3 update.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) v16.54
    (with security updates for Excel & Office Suite)
  • iOS 15.0.2 &iPadOS 15.0.2 updates (w/security fixes).
  • watchOS 8.0.1 Update.
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.71 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 94.0.4606.76 (iOS 14.0 or later).
  • Firmware Updates for Onkyo TX-RZ740, RZ840, NR797, RZ3400 Receivers.
  • Microsoft October 2021 Patch Tuesday.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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