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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.2 With Major Bug Fixes


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Apple has today released the next significant update for the Mac operating system in the form of OS X 10.9.2. The update contains a fix for the SSL security bug which has been garnering an amount of attention ever since it was revealed last week. That said, the 10.9.2 update isn’t just about the SSL bug. Apple has included a number of new features with the update that users will welcome. For example, users can now make and receive FaceTime audio calls, and can also activate call waiting for FaceTime audio and video calls.
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Something For The Weekend: Apple Releases Another Mavericks 10.9.2 Beta


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Apple has seeded another beta of the next update to the Mac OS in the form of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. The beta, which is the fourth build to be released, has been seeded to registered members of the Apple Developer program and is available now as an update through the Software Update function of the Mac App Store, or as a direct download from the Mac Developer Portal. The new version follows on from the release of the third beta of 10.9.2 around a week ago.
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Release Of The First Major OS X Mavericks Update Is Imminent


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The release of a significant software update to the latest version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, could be just around the corner. Apple has apparently today seeded an OS X 10.9.1 software update to AppleCare employees for testing (via 9to5Mac). In the past, such a deployment has indicated that the company is preparing to release the update to the public, although it is not yet clear when this would take place.

OS X 10.9.1 is expected to fix a number of issues related to the use of GMail email accounts in OS X, and also contains a number of fixes for the Mail app itself. The update also contains smaller bug fixes including stability improvements to VoiceOver and Safari.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.1 For Developer Testing


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Apple has released the a beta of the first major update to the new OS X Mavericks operating system to Developers for testing. The company today seeded OS X 10.9.1 beta to registered members of the Apple Developer program, and has asked that focus is put on testing Mail, graphics drivers and VoiceOver functionality. The build number is 13B27 and is available now through the Developer Portal.
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New Retina Display MacBook Pro Models Have Some Freezing Issues


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A number of consumers of the recently released late-2013 Retina Display MacBook Pro models have taken to Apple support forums to report some significant freezing problems with their new devices. A limited number of the Haswell-enabled MacBook Pro models have apparently been susceptible to occasional freezes, seemingly caused with software drivers for the trackpad. Issues are also apparently manifesting when using Boot Camp for Windows 8 and 8.1

Some users have reported that simply closing the lid of the MacBook Pro and allowing the device to properly sleep prior to reopening can fix the issue whereas others seem to be more extensively affected. While this simple fix takes less than two minutes, many users are hoping for Apple to rapidly address the issue in a future software update. The Apple support forums seem to indicate that, while the 13 inch version of the late-2013 Retina MacBook Pro appears to be the most common version affected, a small number of 15 inch models have also demonstrated the issue.
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Live Apple Event Coverage – October 22, 2013


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Apple is today holding a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Key outcomes and launches from the event will be posted live here.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Apple has today announced the public release of the next generation Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, a new OS that gives a substantial number of enhancements and improvements to the existing Mac OS, but gives more focus to efficiency and power/memory usage. The new OS also offers a new Maps app and iBooks app, document tagging, as well as supporting website notifications. A new Keychain feature also syncs data across all devices. In an incredibly surprising move for Apple, OS X Mavericks will be made available to all users free of charge today.
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Apple Announces Media Event For October 22


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Apple has today issued invitations for a media event on October 22 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The event, set to begin at 10am PST, is widely expected to be the launch event for the new generation of iPad devices as well as the new Mac line-up (via AllThingsD). The invitations for the event use the tagline “We still have a lot to cover”, and the company will likely be using the event to launch the new iPad 5 and Retina Display-enabled iPad mini 2.

In addition to the new iPads, Apple is also expected to launch the brand new Mac Pro and upgrade the MacBook Pro line-up with latest generation Intel Haswell processors that offer staggering improvements in battery life. Apple is also expected to publicly launch the OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system for Mac.
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Rumor: Apple Event For iPads And Macs On October 15


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A new report is today suggesting that Apple will be holding another media event to introduce the iPad 5, the iPad mini 2, and a slew of new Mac models. According to French site MacGeneration, the date of the next Apple event is touted to be October 15, which is a Tuesday. The rumor is a little dodgy as the text in the report (via Google translate) says that ‘according to the latest gossip, Apple will hold a new special event on October 15′. There’s no word on the source or the veracity of the information.

The report suggests that, because iMac stock levels are allegedly extremely low in physical retail stores at the moment, the iMac will receive an update with new Haswell chips. This information is actually relatively consistent with previous reports from other sources that Apple would release new iMacs and MacBook Pro models equipped with Haswell processors to follow up the release of the 2013 MacBook Air with all day battery life.
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OS X 10.8.5 Update Unleashed


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Apple has today released a big update for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in the form of OS X 10.8.5, an update that is designed to fix a number of issues that remain with the current generation operating system for the Mac. The update, which has been in Developer testing for a number of months, contains a number of fixes for items such as Mail, Wi-Fi file transfers, screen savers, and file transfers over Ethernet connections. The full fix list can be found after the break and the update is available from the Mac App Store Software Update right now.
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Rumor: OS X Mavericks Actually Launching At End Of October


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A new report is saying that the next major version of the Mac operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, will actually be launching at the end of October this year. Quashing hopes that the new OS would be released alongside iOS 7 and the new iPhone models this month, 9to5Mac apparently have a source that is saying that Apple is focused upon getting iOS 7 released first, and will then work on the release of Mavericks. This would put the timeline for the public release of the new OS at the end of October.

There are no details given on an exact date of the release but the site has suggested in the past that the release of iOS 7 for the iPad may also take place a little later than iOS 7 for iPhone, which could open the door for a simultaneous release of iOS 7 for iPad and OS X Mavericks in the coming weeks. Given that Developer Preview 7 of Mavericks, a non-GM edition, was only released on September 3, this strongly supports the idea that the public release of the final version of Mavericks won’t take place for several weeks.
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