OS X Mavericks

Apple seeds second OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the second OS XĀ 10.9.3Ā to registered MacĀ developers this afternoon. The release comes one week after Apple released the first beta of 10.9.3, which added enhanced 4K display support.

The new beta build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a complete download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s onlineĀ developer portalā€¦

First OS X 10.9.3 beta includes new ‘Retina’ resolution option for 4K displays

Late yesterday, Apple seeded the first beta of OS X 10.9.3 to Mac developers. The beta seemed insignificant, with no mention of any changes or new features; just a brief request that devs focus their testing on audio and graphics.

But as it turns out, there is at least one notable difference in the beta: a new ‘Native’ Retina resolution option for 4K displays. ThisĀ enables users with compatible displays to use OS X in a noticeably sharper Retina mode at 60Hz…

Apple seeds first OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the first OS XĀ 10.9.3Ā to registered MacĀ developers this evening. The release comes just a week after Apple released OS X 10.9.2 with fixes for SSL bug, Mail and FaceTime audio.

The new beta build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s onlineĀ developer portalā€¦

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 with FaceTime Audio, SSL bug fix and more

After seeding a number of betas over the past few months, Apple has finally seeded OS X 10.9.2 to the public. As expected, the update includesĀ FaceTime Audio,Ā new contact blocking controls for both iMessage and FaceTime and Mail fixes.
Additionally, Apple has included a fix for the nasty SSL connection verification bug that popped up last week. So we recommend that everyone grab this new version of Mavericks by visiting the ‘Software Update’ tab in the Mac App Store…

OS X Mavericks bug allows security researcher to capture nearly all SSL encrypted traffic

The nasty SSL bug was found in iOS last week that opens the door to a dangerousĀ man-in-the-middle attackĀ which makes it easy for attackers toĀ intercept communications and steal sensitive info like usernames, passwords and even credit card numbers, byĀ posing as a trusted website.

Apple quickly squashed the dangerous bug with the release of iOS 7.0.6. If you’re jailbroken, you canĀ patch the SSL exploit without updating to iOS 7.0.6 (here’s how).

Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t yet issued an urgent OS X fix for the exploit, meaning Mac users are left out in the cold and at risk of having their personal information and passwords hijacked.

One security researcher from New ZealandĀ has now confirmed that the vulnerability is more dangerous than previously thought: virtuallyĀ all encrypted traffic to be intercepted, including iCloud data, Keychain enrollment, certificate from apps like Twitter and more…

OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks update looms: FaceTime Audio, Messages blocking, Mail fixes and more

After releasing seven beta builds of the upcoming OS X 10.9.2 update to its registered Mac developers, Apple appears to be putting finishing touches on this highly anticipated second Mavericks update. A pre-release build of OS X Mavericks version 10.9.2 is now in circulation among a small group of Apple employees, indicating that a public release is around the corner. The OS X 10.9.2 update will (hopefully) fix Mail bugs while enabling greater feature parity between iOS 7 and Mavericks.

The latter entails enabling FaceTime Audio calling on the Mac and giving users the ability to block individual senders through the Messages app. Both of these features are supported in Apple’s mobile operating system.

The software will also fix dozens of bugs and bring useful tweaks and under-the-hood improvements, all listed below the fold…

Apple seeds OS X 10.9.2 build 13C62 to developers

Apple has seeded the seventh OS XĀ 10.9.2 beta to registered MacĀ developers this afternoon. The last few betas have each come about a week apart, but this one comes less than a week after beta 6.

The new build is available to all registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s onlineĀ developer portalā€¦

Apple seeds fifth OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the fifth OS XĀ 10.9.2 beta to registered MacĀ developers this evening. The last few beta releases have each come about a week apart, suggesting that they’re nearing a final version.

The new build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac AppĀ Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s onlineĀ developer portalā€¦

Apple seeds fourth OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the fourth OS XĀ 10.9.2 beta to registered MacĀ developers this evening. The release comes just one week after the third beta, suggesting Apple is honing in on a final version.

The new build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s onlineĀ developer portalā€¦

Apple seeds third OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the third OS XĀ 10.9.2 beta to registered MacĀ developers this afternoon. The release comes just one week after the second beta, suggesting Apple is honing in on a final version.

The new build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s onlineĀ developer portalā€¦

Apple seeds second OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the second OS X 10.9.2 beta to registered MacĀ developers this afternoon. The release comes nearly a month after the first beta, which was posted on December 19.

The new build is available to registered developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Appleā€™s online developer portalā€¦

Apple releases OS X 10.9.1

If you open the Mac App Store, you’ll notice a shiny new update awaiting you: OS X 10.9.1. It’s an bug fix update that brings performance and stability improvements to Apple’s desktop offering. Apple recommends that all current users of Mavericks update to OS X 10.9.1.

This update comes a tad short of two weeks since Apple released its last 10.9.1 beta, and contains no new surprises for those of you following the beta trail. Have a look inside for the full change log.