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Apple posts updated OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 Installers
Apple's posted June 23, 2021 dated OS X 10.7 Lion Installer (4.72 GB) and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Installer (4.45 GB). Both say they are "available for older systems that are not compatible with the latest version of macOS". Each download page has software (previous OS) and hardware requirements listed.
 
VLC Media Player 3.0.16 Update
The VLC 3.0.16 release page has details on fixes & improvements. (3.0.16 also adds Mac TouchBar support.) Mac version download at the VLC Media Player for Mac page. (Requires macOS 10.7.5 or later and a 64-bit Intel-based Mac. VLC for older OS X versions are listed down the linked page.)
 
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later first)   [= skip =]
Firefox 89.0.2 and 89.0.1 updates
The Firefox 89.0.2 release notes has 1 Linux related bug fix. (The 89.0.2 page appeared on June 23rd, but as of post time page is dated June 17th - the date of the 89.0.1 release notes.)

The Firefox 89.0.1 release notes lists several fixes including a macOS fix for screen flickering when scrolling a page on an external monitor (bug 1715452) and 1 security fix.
(89.0.1 release notes page posted June 16, but dated June 17.)
 

Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion Updates
See details on Final Cut Pro 10.5.3, Motion 5.5.2, and Compressor 4.5.3 updates.
 
Safari Technology Preview 126 with Safari 15 Features
See the release notes for a list of new features and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed in Big Sur, use software update in System Prefs.)
 
Micromat Lifespan 1.0.3 and MachineProfile 1.4.6 updates   [= skip =]
Micromat Lifespan ("safety monitor for flash media") v1.0.3 (use in-app update).
  • Fixed a reported Lifespan Agent crash.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.26.0.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements:
- Intel-based Mac.
- OS X 10.10 or greater, including macOS 11 Big Sur.

Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.6 update:
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)

  • Updates to the codename database.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements:
- Intel & Apple Silicon Macs.
- OS X 10.9 or greater, including macOS 11 Big Sur.
 
Little Snitch 5.2.1 Update (Hotfix for v5.2)
June 15 dated Little Snitch 5.2.1 update for macOS Big Sur.
See the release notes for info on v5.2.1 hotfix and June 14 v5.2.
(Version 5.2 release notes lists many improvements & bug fixes.)
 
Other News, Software/Firmware Updates, PR, OT (later first)   [= skip =]
Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of June 14, 2021.
  • macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta 3 (20G5042c)
  • iOS 14.7 beta 3 (18G5042c)
  • iPadOS 14.7 beta 3 (18G5042c)
  • watchOS 7.6 beta 3 (18U5542b)
  • stvOS 14.7 beta 3 (18M5542c)
    (Below are from June 7)
  • Xcode 13 beta (13A5154h)
  • macOS Monterey beta (21A5248p)
  • iOS 15 beta (19A5261w)
  • iPadOS 15 beta (19A5261w)
  • watchOS 8 beta (19R5266q)
  • tvOS 15 beta (19J5268r)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
 
iOS 12.5.4 Update (security fixes)
The iOS 12.5.4 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 12.5.4. 3 fixes, the 2 webkit items have a note "Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited."
 

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Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)   [= skip =]
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
 
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:
    June 7th to 11th, 2021 News Archive
  • Apple WWDC21 Keynote Video and New OS Press Releases.
  • Apple WWDC21 New OS Beta Versions and Xcode 13 Beta.
  • 2021 Apple Design Awards Winners.
  • Posts on M1 Mac Mini 5.1 Surround Sound setup.
  • About spatial audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music.
  • Apple Music's Zane Lowe explains how Spatial Audio will transform music.
  • WebKit Features in Safari at WWDC21.
  • Micromat TechTool 13.0.4 update.
  • Deeper Dive of WWDC21 Keynote.
  • MotionMark 1.2 Benchmark.
  • How to Hide, View, & Unhide Pics in Mac Photos App.
  • How to Manage Group Conversations in Messages on Mac.
  • Chrome 91.0.4472.101 Stable Channel Update (14 security fixes).
  • RAID Basics for Novices - Explainer Video.
  • Microsoft June 2021 Patch Tuesday details.
  • OWC Dock Ejector v1.1.4 Update.
  • Firmware Updates for Onkyo TX-RZ740, RZ840, NR797, RZ3400 Receivers.
  • 03.11.21 Firmware Update for 2021 LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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