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Developer Beta Updates
Current Developer releases. (Updated Dec. 5, later first)
  • iOS 13.3 beta 4 (17C5053a)
  • iPadOS 13.3 beta 4 (17C5053a)
  • watchOS 6.1.1 beta 4 (17S5449b)
  • tvOS 13.3 beta 4 (17K5449a)
  • (The last Catalina beta update was 10.15.2 beta 3 on Nov. 20th.)
Apple also has Public betas. See the Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
Firefox 71.0 and Firefox ESR 68.3.0 Updates
The Firefox 71.0 release notes lists improvements to Lockwise (integrated password manager) and Enhanced Tracking Protection, Native MP3 decoding on macOS/Linux/Windows, new kiosk mode functionality, security fixes and more.

Firefox ESR 68.3.0 includes fixes to improve performance and stability, plus security fixes.

Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)   [= Skip =]
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Pixelmator Pro 1.5.3 Update
Pixelmator Pro version 1.5.3 (for macOS 10.13 or later, with 64-bit processor) adds "some major performance improvements to Auto Save, includes a new Show Source Marker option for the Clone tool, and brings a few important fixes". (See linked app store page or Pixelmator Pro updates page for more details.)

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DisplayLink v5.2.1 USB Software Update for macOS Catalina & Mojave
- See details and download including install tips.
Safari Technology Preview 96 released
- See details and download for macOS Catalina and Mojave.

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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.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    November 18th to 22nd, 2019 News Archive
  • DisplayLink v5.2.1 USB Software Update for macOS Catalina & Mojave
  • Install Tips for DisplayLink Software on MacOS Catalina
  • Safari Technology Preview 96 download/release notes
  • Pixelmator Pro 1.5.2 has a long list of fixes/improvements
  • Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Difference and Which You Should Use
  • Guide to Using an External Drive as Your Startup Drive: Part 1
  • Apple Breaks Ground on New Austin Campus, Begins Production of New Mac Pro
  • Apple expands Everyone Can Code with more coding resources
  • Adobe Adds Features to iPad Photoshop App After Early Criticism
  • iTunes U 3.7.4 update ("minor stability improvements")
  • IOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 Update Release Notes
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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