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Archive of September 20th to 24th, 2021 News     Go to Current News Page

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macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-006 (Info & Download)
Available via software update or from the update download link below.
About the security content of Security Update 2021-006 Catalina lists a fix for XNU,
and notes "Apple is aware of reports that an exploit for this issue exists in the wild".
Here's the Sept. 24 posted Security Update 2021-006 Catalina Download (1.45 GB).
(After installing Security Update 2021-006, the Catalina build number is 19H1419.)
You can check for feedback in Apple's Catalina forum.
iOS 12.5.5 Update (security fixes)
The iOS 12.5.5 release notes simply say:
"This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users."
Here's the article with details on security fixes in iOS 12.5.5, with a note "Apple is aware of reports that this issue may have been actively exploited". (Like earlier updates to newer OS versions.)
HomePod Software Update 15
See About HomePod Software Updates for version 15 changes/new features.
(Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.)

Some problem reports in Apple's HomePod forum.
(Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)

Safari 15, Xcode 13, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, Apple TV 7.8 released
(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.
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)
Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.
Other News, Software Updates, and PR (later first)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 13th to 17th, 2021 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3.
  • Safari Technology Preview 132.
  • Apple Sept. 14 Event Video & New Products.
  • macOS Big Sur 11.6 (security fixes).
    - Article on security fixes revised 9/20/2021.
  • Fix for M1 Mac DVD Player broken in macOS 11.6.
  • macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-005 Info & Download.
    - Article on security fixes revised 9/20/2021.
  • Safari 14.1.2 new builds/security fixes for Catalina & Mojave.
  • iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2 (security fixes).
    - Article on security fixes revised 9/20/2021.
  • iTunes U 3.8.3 (security update).
  • iTunes U to be discontinued at the end of 2021.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.1.4.
  • How to Use Automator to Manipulate Images.
  • Thread on macOS 11.6 breaking DVD Playback (commercial DVDs).
  • RIVAGE PM Editor V5.0.1 for macOS 11 (Intel/Apple silicon) and 10.15-10.13.
  • Yamaha RIVAGE PM Firmware V5.01.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.53.1 (with security update for Excel).
  • Microsoft September 2021 Patch Tuesday.
  • Chrome 93.0.4577.82 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 93.0.4577.78.
  • 2021 LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.15.95.
  • LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.23.35.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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