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Apple Release Candidates
Current Developer releases as of Oct. 21, 2021.
(linked page has release notes for each.)
  • macOS Monterey RC 2 (21A559)
  • iPadOS 15.1 RC 2 (19B75)
    (below from Oct. 18)
  • Xcode 13.1 RC (13A1030d)
  • iOS 15.1 RC (19B74)
  • watchOS 8.1 RC (19J572)
  • tvOS 15.1 RC (19J572)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
 
Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.7 update
Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.7 update:
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)
  • Updated for macOS 12 Monterey support.
  • Added number of ports for iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021).
  • Updated location and machine identification strings.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements: Intel & Apple Silicon Macs, OS X 10.9 or later, including macOS 11 Big Sur.
 
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4 Update
This version of CCC adds official support for macOS 12 Monterey.
See CCC 6.0.4 release notes for a list of fixes/improvements.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at bombich.com.)
 
Apple "Unleashed" Event - new MacBook Pro 14" and 16"   [= skip =]
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR   [= skip =]
Other News, Firmware and Software Updates, and PR (later first)   [= skip =]

Little Snitch 5.3.1 Update
October 16 dated Little Snitch 5.3.1 update for macOS Big Sur.
See the release notes for a long list of improvements and bug fixes.
 
iOS 15.0.2, iPadOS 15.0.2 & watchOS 8.0.1 Updates

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Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)   [= skip =]
Page of Guides, 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:
    October 4th to 8th, 2021 News Archive
  • Firefox 93.0, Firefox ESR 91.2, & Firefox ESR 78.15 Updates.
  • How to Reset the SMC on Intel and M1 Macs .
  • iOS GarageBand version 2.3.12 (iOS/iPadOS 15.0 or later).
  • Firefox Focus: Privacy browser v38.1 (iOS 13.0 or later).
  • How to Check the Power Levels of Your macOS Bluetooth Accessories.
  • Hands On: Apple TVOS 15 Spatial Audio and Sharing.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.1.5 (macOS 10.14.4 or later).
  • How to Erase Data on a Stolen Mac.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 94.0.4606.76 (iOS 14.0 or later).
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.71 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.20.16.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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