Update improves 4K display support and VPN connections, adds USB Contacts sync
The latest version of OS X Mavericks is here. After several weeks of beta testing, OS X 10.9.3 is finally available to the masses carrying a small span of fixes and improvements, with (strangely) no apparent security fixes.Apple offers OS X 10.9.3 via Software Update in the Mac App Store’s updates tab on your Mac, as well as through its Support Downloads area at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1745.
Included with the download is a description of the changes occurring after this update is installed, like improvements to 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013), improved reliability of VPN connections using IPsec, and the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) using their supplied USB cables.
OS X Mavericks version 10.9.3 further includes Safari 7.0.3, the latest version of Apple’s web browser bundled with every Mac OS.
According to the release notes accompanying OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, detailed information about the update can be found in KB article HT6228, titled “About the OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update.”
There, customers learn that OS X 10.9.3 bundles even more changes, including fixes for an issue that prevented Font Book from installing PostScript Type 1 fonts and improvements for copying, editing, and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server, network home directories, installing configuration profiles, and for logging into Active Directory groups.
Apple further directs customers to yet another area of its Support site where the security content of this update is supposedly described. At the time of this writing, there don’t seem to be any security fixes tied to the 10.9.3 release.
The Cupertino computer giant also notes that “The OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.”
The OS X 10.9.3 installer supports dozens of different languages, including Français, English, Deutsch, Nederlands, Español,Italiano, Dansk, Português, Norsk Bokmål, Polski, Svensk, Suomi, Pусский, Português, Čeština, Slovenčina, Tiếng, Bahasa Indonesia, Română, Türkçe, Magyar, British English and more.
To download OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update, customers need to have OS X 10.9.2 already installed on their Macs. The download weighs in at 461.7 MB. Expanded, the installer will require additional space to install, so make sure you have at least 1GB of free storage space on your Mac before your proceed with the software installation.