Following the release of OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 3 earlier this week, and a second OS X Recovery preview update for the release a few days later, Apple has now released yet another bug fix to developers for DP3. The update is intended to repair an issue that could cause Macs running Mavericks to randomly reboot without warning.
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Apple has issued a minor bug fix update to AirPort Utility on both OS X and iOS. The company has also pushed out an update to testers for the OS X Recovery function.
Just one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their fourth OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta. The update bears a build number of 12F13, the decrease in the time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.
Alongside the release of the third iOS 7 developer beta earlier today, Apple has also released their third developer preview of OS X Mavericks. As with the previous developer preview, the third developer build comes exactly two weeks following its predecessor, and continues to address various bugs and add performance enhancements ahead of the public release of OS X Mavericks.
Just one week after the second beta seed of OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, Apple has released OS X 10.8.5 build 12F17 to registered developers. There are no known issues, and the update is available to registered developers via the Mac Developer Center and Mac App Store Software Update.
Users are complaining of severe flickering problems when using some 2013 13″ MacBook Air models with Adobe Photoshop, particularly when using the larger brush tools.
Shortly after releasing the first OS X 10.8.5 beta to developers, Apple has now begun seeding OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta to developers. The update bears a build number of 12F13, and comes exactly one week following the initial beta.
Aside from unveiling OS X Mavericks during their WWDC keynote, Apple also sneakily handed out preview copies of the upcoming version of OS X running on a MacBook Air to a number of prominent journalists. The first Apple-sanctioned hands-on previews have begun hitting the web in force – and pundits all seem to agree, this is one OS X update you won’t want to miss.
The latest edition of the MacBook Air includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities. However, Anand Lai Shimpi of AnandTech found real world 802.11ac file transfer speed to be slowed by an apparent software issue in OS X Mountain Lion.
Following today’s earlier release of iOS 7 Beta 2 for all current iOS devices, Apple has now seeded OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 2 as well. The update is available through the Mac App Store on machines that already have the first preview installed, but so far is not available for direct download from either the Mac App Store nor Apple’s developer portal.
Apple issued a Java Update last week via Software Update, and it had a bug in it that could prevent some Java applications from working. Good news though, Apple has fixed the bug, and has released a new update. However, you will want to check to make sure you don’t have the old version still installed.
Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch. A few days back, graphic artist AR7 posted his version of the OS X Mavericks wallpaper for iOS on twitter.
Earlier, we reported that Parallels Desktop 8 had been updated to support running the OS X Mavericks Developer Preview – but for those who aren’t clear on how to make it work, or those who want a quick cheat sheet, Parallels has posted a full guide to installing Mavericks atop OS X Mountain Lion in a virtual machine.
Shortly after releasing OS X 10.8.4 to the public, Apple has now begun seeding the first beta of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to developers. They’ve also begun seeding the beta to members of their AppleSeed testing program, and according to 9to5Mac, they’ve also provided the beta to their retail team for “extended testing in a more controlled environment.”
Just before the release of OS X Mountain Lion last year, Apple extended its beta program to certain Apple retail store employees. The company is following up this year with a similar program for OS X Mavericks.
Apple has released updates for Java SE 6 for all current versions of OS X today – OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The update is is relatively minor, and aimed at improving security and overall reliability.