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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks with Gmail and Safari fixes

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Tue Dec 17 2013, 11:36
Apple OS X Mavericks

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Apple released Mac OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks on Monday.

The update, which follows the release of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks in October, is unlikely to get anyone very excited, as it mainly delivers bug fixes and minor tweaks.

However, the update is likely to be welcomed by Gmail users, as Apple said that the software bump will get rid of Mac OS X compatibility problems.

According to Apple, Mac OS X 10.9.1 delivers "improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings". It claimed that the update "improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail"."

The Mavericks update also fixes an issue that "prevented content groups from working properly in Mail", and sorts out a problem that stopped Voiceover from reading out sentences that contained emoji. Other fixes include updates to the iLife and iWork apps so that they will update on non-English systems, and a remedy for an issue that prevents a Contact group name from populating the address field.

A Safari update is also included, bumping the browser to version 7.1. Chief among the tweaks to Safari is a fix for a bug that could cause Safari to become unresponsive when filling out forms on,, and other websites.

There's also improved Credit Card Autofill compatibility, and Apple has tweaked the browser so that the Shared Links Sidebar will now "periodically" refresh when it's open rather than requiring a manual refresh by users.

Mac OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks is available to download now for free from the Mac App Store. µ


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