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Xcode 11, Safari 13, iOS 13 and watchOS 6 Released
  • Apple Xcode 11 (for macOS 10.14.4 or later)
    - includes Swift 5.1 and SDKs for iOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, & macOS Catalina 10.15.
    * NOTE: To use the SwiftUI design canvas Xcode 11 must be running on macOS Catalina, coming this Fall. (More info on changes at linked page, and the Xcode home page.)

  • Safari 13 released with security fixes (article not yet posted).
    - Available for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6.
    (Some early feedback in Apple's Safari forum. Always do a Time Machine backup before updating, as Apple notes without a backup, reinstalling Safari means reinstalling macOS.)

  • iOS 13 release notes
    (Article on security fixes not yet posted.)

  • watchOS 6 release notes
    (Article on security fixes not yet posted.)
(For High Sierra users of Nvidia's web graphics drivers, if the Safari update changes the macOS build number, that means another driver update required.)
 
Developer Beta Updates and GM Seeds
This week's Developer releases. (Later added first)
  • tvOS 13 GM seed (17J5584a)
  • iOS 13.1 beta 4 (17A5844a | 17A5844b)
  • iPadOS 13.1 beta 4 (17A5844a)
  • Xcode 11 GM Seed 2 (11A420a)
    (same build as Sept. 20th public release.)
(Apple also has Public betas. See the Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.)
 
Safari Technology Preview 92
September 18th Safari Technology Preview 92 Release Notes with Security, JavaScript, WebGPU, SVG, Images, Web API, WebRTC, Web Inspector and Accessibility related improvements.
Download available for macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina beta.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
 
Firefox and Chrome Browser Updates
Release notes for Firefox 69.0.1 lists bug fixes, improvements and 1 security fix.
Also Google's Chrome 77.0.3865.90 (stable channel update) that includes 4 security fixes.
 
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)

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Geekbench 5.0.1 Update (bug fixes)
Info from September 11th blog post.
    Geekbench 5.0.1 includes the following changes:
  • Fix a crash that could occur when running the Vulkan Compute Benchmark on AMD RX 5700 GPUs.
  • Fix an issue where the built-in comparison charts could display Geekbench 4 results instead of Geekbench 5 results.
Apple Special Event News and Keynote Video
News from the September 10th Apple Special Event.


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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 and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 2nd to 6th, 2019 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 91 (available for Mojave/Catalina)
  • VirtualBox 6.0.12 Update (includes macOS Guest Additions fix)
  • Firefox 69.0 and ESR 68.1.0/60.9.0 (Bug and Security fixes)
  • Apple's message on iOS Security (reply to Google article)
  • Guide on How to Upgrade Install macOS Catalina Safely
  • Geekbench 5 released (major upgrade, can't compare scores)
  • Western Digital My Passport (2019) 5TB Review

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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