Apple Releases macOS Sonoma 14.5 With Apple News+ Improvements

Apple today released macOS Sonoma 14.5, the fifth update to the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ operating system that launched last September. ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5 comes more than two months after the launch of macOS Sonoma 14.4.

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The ?????‌macOS Sonoma‌??? 14.5 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings. There's also a macOS 13.6.7 release for those who are still running macOS Ventura and a macOS 12.7.5 release for those who have macOS Monterey installed.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5 adds a new word game for Apple News+ subscribers and allows for tracking stats and streaks of News+ games. Apple's release notes:

macOS Sonoma 14.5 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
- Quartiles is a new and original daily word game that is now available in Apple News+
- Scoreboard in News+ Puzzles gives you access to new player data for Crossword, Mini Crossword and Quartiles, including stats and streaks

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

We're nearing the end of the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ development cycle, and this could be one of the last feature updates that we see. Apple is already working on macOS 15, and plans to introduce it next month at WWDC.

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coffeemilktea Avatar
2 weeks ago
Meanwhile, in the latest Linux kernel update:

- Improved support for Intel Arc chips and 4th gen Xeon CPUs
- Mainline support for M1 Pro/Max/Ultra chips
- Foundational work for new WiFi standards and networking
- support for a bunch of different hardware accessories, chips, and file-systems

In the latest Windows 11 update:

- Improved voice control
- Better passkey support
- Better backup solutions via Windows backup

In macOS 14.5:

- a daily word game...?
- crossword scoreboard...???

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AxiomaticRubric Avatar
2 weeks ago

I really hope Mac OS 15 is a bugfix/refinement update and also that Apple secretly fired their UI team and got a competent one
Fully agreed. The macOS Settings app is an absolute user experience disaster.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nealibob Avatar
2 weeks ago
Why is a news app part of the operating system?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
2 weeks ago
"For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:"

Come on Apple, update your page:

2 days from now - MacOS 14.5.1: includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

* fixes an issue where the support website lists an older version of MacOS

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maxoakland Avatar
2 weeks ago
I really hope Mac OS 15 is a bugfix/refinement update and also that Apple secretly fired their UI team and got a competent one
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamw Avatar
2 weeks ago
Will wait it out on this update to ensure that my production Macs don't suffer like they did with all the buggy "features" introduced in macOS 14.4...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)