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Safari 14.0 update (for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave)
Was available via software update for macOS Mojave and Catalina. Included security fixes.
(Safari 14.0 update for Mojave was pulled due to problems. On Oct. 1st, 2020 Apple released a
macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update that says it includes the security fixes in Safari 14.0.
)

 
Xcode 12 update released
Apple released Xcode 12 (for macOS 10.15.4 or later)
"Xcode 12 includes Swift 5.3 and SDKs for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Catalina."
See linked page for Platform features, Refined user interface, Swift and SwiftUI improvements.
Xcode 12 also includes a security fix.
 
iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7 updates released
(Usually on release day, Apple's servers are swamped, so you may be better off waiting a couple days, and check early feedback in Apple's iPad, iPhone, Watch, & Apple TV forums.
And if you rely on your device for work, keep in mind these are ".0" releases.)
Below are related info, release notes and articles on security fixes.

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Pixelmator Pro 1.8 Update
Pixelmator Pro version 1.8 (for macOS 10.13 or later, with 64-bit processor)
"Pixelmator Pro 1.8 Lynx brings support for AppleScript, the powerful and easy to use Mac scripting language, adds the ability to use the Repair and Clone tools on RAW photos nondestructively, and includes a number of additional improvements and fixes."
See linked app store page for more details on improvements and fixes.
 
Apple September 2020 Event New Products and Press Releases
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later added first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
 
Other News, Software Updates, and PR
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:
    September 7th to 11th, 2020 News Archive
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.6 build 19G2531 Update (bug fixes).
  • Safari Technology Preview 113 Update (for Catalina/Big Sur).
  • First Look at macOS 11 Big Sur Network Traffic.
  • Is Apple's Nano-Textured Glass Worth It?
  • How to Move macOS Photos Library to an External Drive.
  • Adobe Security Updates for InDesign and Experience Manager.
  • Chrome 85.0.4183.109 for iOS Update.
  • New Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3-port 10Gb/s powered USB hub.
  • Chrome 85.0.4183.102 Stable Channel Update (5 security fixes).
  • About Microsoft September 2020 Patch Tuesday.
  • Company of Heroes released for iPhone and Android.
  • The 2020 Browser Battle: Surfing With Speed.
  • Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Launch November 10.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  

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