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macOS Ventura 13.5.2 (ImageIO security fix)
Security fixes in macOS Ventura 13.5.2 lists 1 CVE (ImageIO) fixed that
"Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited".
Info from What's new in macOS Ventura for version 13.5.2 simply says:
"This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."

You can check feedback in Apple's 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.)

iOS 16.6.1 and iPadOS 16.6.1 (ImageIO & Wallet security fixes)
watchOS 9.6.2 Update (Wallet security fix)
About security content of watchOS 9.6.2 lists 1 CVE fixed (Wallet) that
"Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited".
Info from about watchOS 9 Updates for version 9.6.2:
"This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."
You can check feedback in Apple's Watch discussion forum.
Safari Technology Preview 178
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Sonoma beta and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.7 Update
CCC 6.1.7 adds official support for macOS 14 Sonoma, and includes changes that affect all supported macOS versions. See the CCC 6.1.7 release notes for a list of improvements & fixes.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at
VLC Media Player 3.4.9 for iOS/iPadOS/tvOS
In from App Store page for VLC media player for iPhone/iPad and Apple TV version 3.4.9:
  • Noticable stability improvements.
  • Fix distortion when playing MP3 media.
  • VLC core update to version 3.0.19.
  • Fix issue where the last frame remained visible on playback end.
  • Playback starts with the selected media even in shuffle mode.
  • Playback is no longer continued from the last position in loop mode.
  • New translation to Georgian and updated to Korean and Slovenian.
The App store page Requirements lists iOS/iPadOS 9.0 or later, & tvOS 11.0 or later.
Micromat Lifespan 1.0.8 update
Micromat Lifespan ("safety monitor for flash media") v1.0.8 (use in-app update).
  • Fixed a drive database update issue.
  • Minor fixes and enhancements.
- Intel-based Mac or Apple Silicon Macs via Rosetta 2.
- OS X 10.10 or later, including macOS 13 Ventura.
Micromat TechTool Pro 18.0.3 Update
Info on changes in TechTool Pro 18.0.3 (use in-app update check).
  • Fixed Security Check to accurately report SSH Status.
  • Fixed Volume Rebuild tool to rebuild HFS+ volumes with latest macOS Ventura.
  • Clarified description for external APFS volumes in the Volume Rebuild tool.
  • Added model identification strings for the Check Computer configuration panel.
  • Minor fixes and enhancements.
Lists support for Apple Silicon & Intel-based Macs, and OS X 10.13 to macOS 13 Ventura.
Apple Arcade News
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates (later first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watch/tvOS 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:
    Aug 28th to Sept 1st, 2023 News Archive
  • Building Profiles with new WebKit API.
  • Firefox 117.0 (new features and 13 security fixes).
  • Firefox ESR 115.2 (includes security fixes).
  • Firefox for iOS/iPadOS version 117.0.
  • Firefox Focus: Privacy browser 117.0 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 3.3.13 for macOS.
  • Pixelmator version 3.0.11 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • Building Profiles with new WebKit API.
  • Chrome 116.0.5845.140 Stable Channel Update.
  • Chrome 116.0.5845.146 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.76.2 (Outlook fixes).
  • LG B3 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.11.55.
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles

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