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Archive of October 25th to 29th, 2021 News     Go to Current News Page

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Safari Technology Preview 134
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina
About the security content of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina.
- Webkit fixes for CVE-2021-30887, -30888, -30889, and -30890.
(Article on security fixes revised Nov. 4, 2021.)
You can check Apple's macOS Safari discussion forum for feedback.
(If using Safari extensions, check if they're compatible with Safari 15.1.)
macOS Monterey 12.0.1, Big Sur 11.6.1, & Security Update 2021-007 Catalina
Apple's security updates page on Oct. 25, 2021 listed these updates.
The articles on security fixes in these updates were later revised.
(VPN or 3rd party Security software may cause problems with OS or security updates.
Read Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues & the usual advice on updates.
iOS 14.8.1/iPadOS 14.8.1, iOS 15.1/iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1 updates
(VPN or 3rd party Security software often has problems with OS or security updates.
Read Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues.)
HomePod Software Update 15.1
Info from About HomePod Software Updates for version 15.1:
"HomePod Software version 15.1 includes includes performance and stability improvements and support for these new audio features for HomePod:
  • Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos support on HomePod.
  • Lossless playback with Apple Music on HomePod and HomePod mini."
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.)
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR

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Other News, Reviews, Software and Firmware Updates
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 18th to 22nd, 2021 News Archive
  • All new MacBook Pro 14" and 16" with M1 Pro & M1 Max.
  • M1 Pro & M1 Max: the most powerful chips Apple has ever built.
  • New MacBook Pro 14" & 16" tech specs.
  • Apple introduces HomePod mini in colors ($99).
  • Apple intros next generation of AirPods.
  • Final Cut Pro 10.6, Logic Pro 10.7, Compressor 4.6, Motion 5.6.
  • Logic Remote App 1.5.2 (long list of improvements).
  • Apple press release on Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro updates.
  • Mac iMovie version 10.3 update (new features, M1 Pro/Max optimization).
  • Mac GarageBand version 10.4.4 update (adds 8 Producer Packs).
  • How to find saved PWs using the macOS Keychain app.
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4 Update (supports Monterey).
  • Little Snitch 5.3.1 Update for Monterey & Big Sur.
  • Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.7 update (supports Monterey).
  • iOS Chrome browser 95.0.4638.50 (for iOS/iPadOS 14.0 or later).
  • Freeware VM VirtualBox 6.1.28 update.
  • Yamaha RX-S602/RX-S602D slimline AV receiver Firmware Update 1.40.
  • OWC AUX Power Cables for Powering PCIe Slots.
  • LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs Firmware Update 04.30.10.
  • LG BX OLED TV Firmware Update 04.30.10.
  • Chrome 95.0.4638.54 Stable Channel Update for Desktop .
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.101 Extended Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • Panasonic 4K/UHD Players Tips & Firmware page updated.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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