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Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of December 1.
(Release notes are on download page.)
  • macOS 13.1 beta 4 (22C5059b)
  • iOS 16.2 beta 4 (20C5058d)
  • iPadOS 16.2 beta 4 (20C5058d)
  • watchOS 9.2 beta 4 (20S5357b)
  • tvOS 16.2 beta 4 (20K5357b)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Safari Technology Preview 159
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
iOS 16.1.2 Update (bug and security fixes)
Apple's article About iOS 16.1.2 says:
"This update provides important security updates & the following enhancements for your iPhone:

- Improved compatibility with wireless carriers.

- Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:"
Apple's Security Updates page says "Details available soon".
- Apple's iPhone discussion forum.
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.4 Update
The Nov. 29th CCC 6.1.4 release notes has a long list of improvements & fixes.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at
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.)
  • Pages for Mac version 12.2.1.
    - "This update contains bug fixes and improvements."
  • Numbers for Mac version 12.2.1
    - "This update contains bug fixes and improvements."
  • Keynote for Mac version 12.2.1
    - "This update contains bug fixes and improvements."

  • Pages for iOS/iPadOS version 12.2.1
    - "This update contains bug fixes and improvements."
  • Numbers for iOS/iPadOS version 12.2.1
    - "This update contains bug fixes and improvements."
  • Keynote for iOS/iPadOS version 12.2.1
    - "This update contains bug fixes and improvements."
Mac VLC Media Player 3.0.18 update
Info from the VideoLAN news page on VLC Media Player version 3.0.18:
"Today, VideoLAN is publishing the 3.0.18 release of VLC, which adds support for a few formats, improves adaptive streaming support, fixes some crashes and updates many third party libraries. More details on the release page."
There's also a Security Bulletin on fixes in VLC 3.0.18.
You can download version 3.0.18 at the VLC Media Player for Mac page.
Requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later, Mac with 64-bit Intel processor or Apple Silicon chip.
(VLC for older OS X versions are listed down the linked page.)
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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.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    November 14th to 18th, 2022 News Archive
  • VirtualBox 7.0.4 Update.
  • Safari Technology Preview 158.
  • tvOS 16.1.1 Update for Apple TV 4K 3rd Generation.
  • Thunderbolt Hub Turned an iPad Pro Into a Fast Video Editing Machine.
  • Apple & Major League Soccer announce MLS Season Pass launches Feb 1, 2023.
  • App Store Connect version 1.11.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.67
    (includes security updates for Word & Office Suite)
  • How to Control a Mac & PC with 1 Mouse Using Symless Synergy.
  • Emergency SOS via satellite available on iPhone 14 lineup in US & Canada.
  • Apple TestFlight app version 3.2.3 for Mac.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.
  • LG C2 and G2 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.21.30.
  • The Best External Storage Drive for Filmmakers.
  • Chrome 106.0.5249.181 Extended Stable Channel Update.
  • Chrome 107.0.5304.110 Stable Channel Update.
  • iOS Chrome browser 107.0.5304.101 for iOS/iPadOS 14 or later.

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