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Final Cut Pro 10.6.5, Compressor 4.6.3, and Motion 5.6.3 updates
(All require macOS 11.5.1 or later. * Denotes an item that requires macOS Ventura.)
  • Final Cut Pro 10.6.5 (app store link).
    - Supports faster exporting of H.264 or HEVC on Macs with Apple silicon.
    - Increases stability when disconnecting a Sidecar display on Intel Macs.
    - Improves performance when editing on a Mac with an ambient light sensor.
    - There's also a Photos browser related fix listed in the release notes.)

  • Compressor 4.6.3 (app store link)
    (Items with * requires MacOS Ventura.)
    - Adds support for HEVC 8-bit 4:2:2 encoding.
    - Adds support for multi-pass HEVC 4:2:2 encoding*.
    - Changes the default HEVC encoder type to Faster.
    - Adds support for previewing the transparency of an HDR video*.
    - Fixes an issue where you may be unable to submit a batch when certain directories don't have read/write permissions.
    (Same info in the release notes.)

  • Motion 5.6.3 (app store link)
    - Includes stability and performance improvements.
    - Addresses an issue in the Save As panel, where the Save and Cancel buttons were unreadable in certain languages.
    (Above info from the 5.6.3 release notes.)
Apple Pro Video Formats 2.2.4 Update Download
Apple's posted Pro Video Formats 2.2.4 (8.5 MB) download.
"The Pro Video Formats package provides support for the following codecs that are used in professional video workflows:
  • Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ*
  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • Avid DNxHD® / Avid DNxHR® decoder
  • AVC-Intra 50 / 100 / 200 / 4:4:4 / LT
  • AVC-LongG
  • XAVC
  • XF-AVC
  • HDV
  • XDCAM EX / HD / HD422
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2
* Requires a Mac computer that supports Metal: "
Safari 16.1 for macOS Big Sur and Monterey
Released via software update for Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
- About Security fixes in Safari 16.1 lists 5 CVEs.
(Security article updated Oct. 27th to add 1 more CVE.)

There's also an article on WebKit Features in Safari 16.1
(Sometimes Safari updates can break 3rd party extensions. Check for issues with the software's developer and at Apple's Safari discussion forums & related macOS forums.)
macOS Ventura 13 released
Released via software update. See new features in macOS Ventura.
- About the security content of macOS Ventura lists 124 CVE's fixed.
(Security article updated Oct. 27th to add 12 more CVEs.)
- macOS Ventura Home Page with compatibility info.
- What's new in the updates for macOS Ventura.
- What's new for enterprise in macOS Ventura.
(Apple updated How to Download macOS to include Ventura.
And added Ventura to Create a Bootable installer for macOS.)
- Apple's new macOS Ventura discussion forum.

(VPN or 3rd party Security software may cause problems with OS or security updates.
Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues & the usual advice on updates.)
This is a major OS Upgrade, so you may want to wait before upgrading a Mac you rely on.
(Some 3rd party software may be broken by OS updates - check vendor for any update/info.)

macOS Monterey 12.6.1 Update (bug & security fixes)
What's new for enterprise in macOS Monterey lists 4 bug fixes in 12.6.1.
(At post time, What's new in the updates for macOS Monterey has no 12.6.1 info.)
About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.6.1 lists 12 CVE's fixed.
(Security article updated Nov. 1st and Oct. 27th to add 7 more CVEs.)
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Monterey discussion forum.

macOS Big Sur 11.7.1 Update (security fixes)
Apple's article on Security fixes in macOS Big Sur 11.7.1 lists 8 CVE's fixed.
- Security article updated Oct. 27, 2022. (Added 5 CVEs.)
(To get 11.7.1 instead of an Upgrade, check "Other Updates" in Software Update panel.)
If the update doesn't show, try checking from a Safe Mode boot.
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Big Sur discussion forum.

FYI: On an M1 Mini running macOS Big Sur 11.7, software update shows macOS 11.7.1 update is 11.49 GB. (Previous Big Sur updates on the M1 mini have been around 3.4 GB. I guess the macOS Big Sur 11.7.1 "update" is a complete macOS installer.)

iMovie 10.3.5 for macOS
Mac iMovie version 10.3.5 for macOS 11.5.1 or later.
- Import Magic Movie and Storyboard Projects from iMovie for iOS/iPadOS.
- Stability and Performance improvements.
iMovie 3.0.1 for iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or Later
Also released is iMovie version 3.0.1 for iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or later.
  • Apply four new dynamic styles that include title layouts, fonts, filters, color palettes and music to Magic Movie or Storyboard movies.
  • Fixes an issue where media from a Photos album would be placed in non-chronological order in a Magic Movie project.
  • Fixes an issue in which Magic Movie and Storyboard movies in the viewer would not appear on external displays during playback.
  • Includes stability and performance improvements.
Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 12.0 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 15.0 or later.)
HomePod Software Update 16.1
From the article About HomePod Software updates for the version 16.1 update:
"Software version 16.1 adds support for Matter, the new smart home connectivity standard that enables a wide variety of smart home accessories to work together across ecosystems. This update also includes performance and stability improvements."
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.)
Windows Migration Assistant v2.4.1.0 (macOS Ventura & Monterey) Download
Apple's posted Windows Migration Assistant v2.4.1.0 (Monterey & Ventura) (57MB) download.
"This software will help you migrate data from a Windows PC running Windows.
The Migration Assistant will launch automatically after it has been installed.
For more information, please see Move your data from a Windows PC to a Mac.

System Requirements:
- macOS Monterey or macOS Ventura
- Windows 7 and later"

iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1, tvOS 16.1, and watchOS 9.1 Updates
iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 (security fixes)
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)
Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS Users.
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates & troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    October 17th to 21st, 2022 News Archive
  • New Apple TV 4K, M2 iPad Pro, New iPads.
  • VirtualBox 7.0.2 Update (with macOS Host fixes).
  • Safari Technology Preview 156.
  • Firefox 106.0.1 and Firefox ESR 102.4
  • iOS Firefox v106.0 and iOS Firefox Focus Privacy Browser v106.0.
  • App Store Connect Update.
  • CCC Blog post on version 6.1.3 support for macOS Ventura.
  • Apple Music & Mercedes-Benz bring premium immersive Spatial Audio to drivers.
  • 2016 LG G6 OLED TVs Firmware Update 05.60.35.
  • LG BX OLED TVs Firmware Update 04.40.18.
    (Applicable Models List also includes many LG LCD TVs)
  • LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs Firmware Update 04.40.20.
  • LG ZX OLED TVs & NANO LCD TVs Firmware Update 04.40.20.
  • LG B6 OLED TVs & UH6330/7650/7700 LCD TVs Firmware Update 05.65.15.

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