Late Thursday saw Apple release the fourth beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers. Build 13C48 contains minor changes, and continues to focus on Mail, Messages, and VPN services.
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Apple has seeded build 13C44 of OS X 10.9.2 to developers, the third of a series. The release comes a week after the second beta, build 13C39.
Point-and-click adventure games are too few and far between these days. Adventure games with deep story lines, vibrant worlds with unique graphics, music that sets the tone for the gameplay, and puzzles that take a lot of effort to solve are the elements that truly make an adventure game feel like just that, an adventure.
Apple has just seeded a second beta release of OS X 10.9.2 to developers. The new build is labeled as version 13C39, and can be downloaded via Software Update in the Mac App Store for users running the first beta, and also from Apple’s developer portal.
Apple has released an update for OS X Server, bringing it up to version 3.0.2. Server v3.0.2 improves the general stability of OS X Server, and fixes issues with upgrade and migration, profile manager, and Xcode services.
We generally advice that the majority of users would be best served by updating to the latest version of OS X. However, not all users are thrilled with Mavericks, for whatever reason. For those who fall in that category, here’s our guide to downgrading from Mavericks back to Mountain Lion!
OpenEmu 1.0, the open source project designed to bring game emulation to the Mac, has officially launched. The emulator, launched after a lengthy beta, was designed from the ground up for OS X.
The OS X 10.9.2 beta which was released to developers on Thursday includes a nice perk, Apple’s FaceTime audio. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) feature was first introduced on iOS devices via iOS 7.
Thursday saw Apple’s release of a software update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks Sever. The patch fixes an issue which prevented some clients from communicating with VPN services via L2TP connections.
Alongside their new Mac Pro, and a significant new update for Final Cut Pro X and its companion apps, Apple also released Logic Pro X 10.0.5 today – a major update adding a variety of new features, new Drummers and Drum Kit Designer patches, as well as a significant number of bug fixes and minor enhancements.
Shortly following the release of OS X 10.9.1 to the general public, Apple has now seeded the first pre-release beta of OS X 10.9.2 to developers. Apple asks developers to focus on Mail, Messages, VPN, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver – and according to 9to5Mac, the beta also finally brings support for FaceTime audio to OS X Mavericks!
Apple has just released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.2, adding RAW image support to iPhoto and Aperture for a variety of new cameras – including, perhaps most notably, Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R prosumer-level cameras.
We’ve previously detailed how to use Sony’s new DualShock 4 controller to play games on your Mac, while noting that support seems to be very spotty and title-specific at the time being. However, there is good news: It appears that Feral Interactive has added official support for the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller to many of their Mac games!
After a month of testing with developers, with the final beta released nearly two weeks ago on December 3rd, Apple has finally released the first major update to OS X Mavericks. The OS X 10.9.1 update is available immediately for existing Mavericks users via Software Update through the Mac App Store.