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#1668: Updated Rapid Security Responses, OS public betas, screen saver bug fixed, “Red Team Blues” book review

This week, we have several small bits of news about Apple’s operating systems. First and most importantly, the company pulled and then re-released the Rapid Security Response updates for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS 13.4.1 to address a website loading problem for sites that stumbled on Safari’s 16.5.2 (a) version number. Apple also released public betas for its forthcoming operating systems, but we don’t recommend installing them unless you have dedicated test hardware and know what you’re doing. Finally, although Apple didn’t see fit to tell us in any release notes, a recent update to macOS Ventura fixed a screen saver bug introduced in version 13.3. For something completely different, Adam Engst reviews Cory Doctorow’s tech thriller Red Team Blues. Notable Mac app releases this week include Safari 16.5.2, Fantastical 3.7.16, Bookends 14.2.2, and Thunderbird 115.