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VirtualBox 6.1.14 Update
Freeware VM VirtualBox version 6.1.14 update
The Change Log includes 2 fixes for macOS Hosts.
  • macOS host: VBoxHeadless no longer able to start VMs.
    (6.1.4/6.0.18 regression; bug #19706).

  • macOS host: Fixed webcam passthrough and audio input on Mojave and newer by requesting authorization from the user (bug #19758).
Apple Xcode 11.7, iOS 13.7, iPadOS 13.7 updates
Xcode 11.7 (11E801a) released for macOS 10.15.2 or later. Info from the release notes
"Xcode 11.7 is available in the Mac App Store and includes SDKs for iOS 13.7, iPadOS 13.7, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS Catalina 10.15.6. The Xcode 11.7 release supports on-device debugging for iOS 8 and later, tvOS 9 and later, and watchOS 2 and later. Xcode 11.7 requires a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15.2 or later.

    Interface Builder - Resolved Issues
  • Fixed a bug where popups for constraints sometimes had no text on macOS 11."

Changes from the iOS 13.7 release notes:

"iOS 13.7 lets you opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system without the need to download an app. System availability depends on support from your local public health authority. For more information see
This release also includes other bug fixes for your iPhone.
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices."

Changes from the iPadOS 13.7 release notes:
"iPadOS 13.7 includes bug fixes for your iPad.
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices."
(Apple's Security Updates page notes these updates have no published CVE entries.)

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Micromat MachineProfile 1.3.16 and Drive Scope 1.2.9 updates
Changes in MachineProfile version 1.3.16 (use in-app update check):
  • Added iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) support.
  • Updated machine and location identification strings.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

Changes in Drive Scope version 1.2.9 (use in-app update check):

  • Updated volume list to not display macOS 'PreBoot' volumes.
  • Updated SMART attribute 188 value to be ignored by default.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.23.0.
  • Added additional drive manufacturer company logos.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Firefox 80.0.1 Update
September 1st posted Firefox 80.0.1 release notes lists several bug fixes.
(If you missed it, last week's news had Firefox ESR 78.2 and Firefox ESR 68.12 Updates.)
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Other News, Software Updates, Reviews, PR, OT (later added 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:
    August 24th to 28th, 2020 News Archive
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9, Compressor 4.4.7, and Motion 5.4.6 updates.
  • Apple Pro Video Formats 2.1.2 (download).
  • Firefox ESR 78.2 and Firefox ESR 68.12 Updates (with security fixes).
  • Apple Ends Epic's Developer Account After Fortnite Fee Clash.
  • How to Control your Mac with Head Gestures.
  • Easily create web extensions for Safari 14 (developer).
  • Apple Plans Augmented Reality Content to Boost TV+ Video Service.
  • How to Store and Access Your Files in iCloud Drive.
  • iMovie for macOS version 10.1.15.
  • iMovie for iOS/iPadOS version 2.2.10.
  • Apple Judge 'Inclined' to Unblock Epic Tools But Not Fortnite.
  • Chrome 85.0.4183.83 Stable Channel Update (w/20 security fixes).
  • Yamaha Unveils Next-Gen Audio/Video Receivers.
  • QNAP TS-251D NAS Review.
  • SK hynix Gold P31 M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD Review.
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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