Apple Fixes Wi-Fi Flaw With Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

Apple updates Mac OS X ahead of Yosemite release later this year

Apple has fixed a number of bugs and security flaws in an update to OS X Mavericks, likely to be one of the last before the Cupertino-based company turns its full attention to the next version of the operating system – OS X Yosemite.

Headlining OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 is a solution for a problem which prevented some Macs from connecting to known Wi-Fi networks. The update also improves the reliability of wakeup from sleep and brings version 7.0.5 of the Safari web browser to the platform.

Users can install the update by selecting ‘choose software update’ from the Apple menu but Apple advises that this should be preceded by a system backup.

Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

OS X MavericksThe new version will be welcomed by Mac users, 51 percent of which have installed Mavericks since it launched late October, ahead of the impending release of Mac OS X Yosemite, which will be made available for free later this year.

Yosemite brings Apple’s desktop operating system closer in line with iOS, boasting a similar, flatter, design, and will offer a number of new connectivity features, such as the ability to take calls and send texts if a Mac is connected to an iPhone.

In addition, a new feature called Handoff allows Macs, iPhones and iPads to become aware of each other’s presence and let users work on the same document or email across different devices by swiping upwards when prompted.

Apple has also updated iOS to version 7.1.2 and plans to upgrade the mobile platform to version 8.0 later this year.

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Mac OS X Yosemite