February 24, 2014
The public could soon be getting OS X 10.9.2. Some Apple employees are now being given a prerelease build of the update, which suggests the launch of the final public release is imminent, according to AppleInsider. The new update brings the ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls. It also adds call waiting support for FaceTime audio and video calls. The Messages application in OS X also gains the ability to block incoming iMessages from individual senders. According to internal release notes, OS X 10.9.2 also “improves the accuracy of unread counts in Mail,” and “resolves an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers.” Additionally, the update includes:
To date, Apple has released seven OS X 10.9.2 betas to developers. The last one arrived on Feb. 17. Late last week, Apple released an important iOS 7 update that closes a SSL connection security hole. A similar fix is necessary for Macs, although Apple has yet to release it. Please note: OS X 10.9.2 is not that fix. As usual, we'll keep you updated.
- Improved "Autofill" capabilities in Safari
- A fix for an issue that could cause audio distortion
- Improved reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
- A fix for an issue that could cause VPN connections to disconnect
- Improved VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder