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Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first build of OS X 10.9.4 to developers, approximately two weeks after releasing OS X 10.9.3 to the public. The new beta is available thorugh the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store should be listed soon in the Mac Dev Center.

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It is unclear what improvements the 10.9.4 update will bring to Mavericks, but it is likely to include bug fixes and stability enhancements. It is also unclear when the beta might be released to the public.

The last Mavericks update, 10.9.3, added enhanced support for 4K displays and restored the ability to sync contacts and calendars between Mac and iOS devices over USB.

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22 weeks ago
let's hope that 10.10 is ready for next week.
Rating: 10 Votes
22 weeks ago
Pfft. Forget 10.9.4 beta. 10.10 is coming on Monday :)
Rating: 8 Votes
22 weeks ago

Uggg! No thank you!


I think they may have learnt a lot from iOS 7 and the overhaul won't be anywhere near as drastic.

A flatter UI without sacrificing productivity would be most welcome from me. I don't want change for the sake of it with reduced functionality.

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Not gonna lie, miss going up to .x.8 or even .x.11.. it just feels so.... I dunno. Bleh.

I don't feel like I got my money's worth. I paid zero American Dollars for this OS, I expect updates till at least 10.9.5.

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I'm not sure... I think you may have.... I don't think you followed Apple's train of thought on that one... ;)


I think its safe to say that Mavericks will reach 10.9.5 before OS X 10.10 is released.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 weeks ago
Hopefully the wifi disconnection after wakeup, which is not fixed in 9.3, is what they are fixing with the new beta.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 weeks ago

I hope they solved the Magic Mouse problems with Mavericks: The cursor doesn't move any more.


You sure the battery isn't dead? :)
Rating: 4 Votes
22 weeks ago




Lets hope it is free download like the last OS update or upgrade which I doubt it this time.


It'll be a free upgrade to 10.10 (or whatever version they decide to go with).
Rating: 3 Votes
22 weeks ago

whats wrong with iOS 7.1.1 thats driving the urgent desire for iOS 8.0? it's a year old already and i want something new, plus it has some bugs still.


You'll just get new bugs to replace the old bugs.
Rating: 3 Votes
22 weeks ago

IMO, 10.9.3 was one of the worst OS X updates in recent memory with all of the problems it caused.

Not only did it break support for more than 2 displays on new Mac Pro systems (and as I understand it, also for 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2013 users who tried to add 2 or 3 external displays while using the built in LCD), but it also caused rendering issues in Adobe Premiere Pro for nMP users and broke Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.

One of my co-workers claims 10.9.3 broke some NFS connectivity on his system (though I can't say I've seen that reported elsewhere), and another co-worker claims his Macbook Pro's wi-fi stopped working properly ever since the 10.9.3 update. (That machine has been sitting at the Apple store in Chicago for 2 weeks now and while they can easily duplicate the problem, they can't explain it. I believe the wireless card has already been swapped out.) Apparently, it works for a little while and just suddenly drops out, requiring a reboot to get it going again.



Since 10.9.3 final realease I can confirm I'm having issues never experienced before on my rMBP 15" late 2013.

After waking from sleep, wifi is still connected but the actual internet connection drops and restarts randomly. Manually turning wifi off and on again fixes this until the next sleep.

Odd thing is... this didn't happen on any 10.9.3 beta...

Now I'm gonna wait for a while before installing any new updates.
Rating: 3 Votes
22 weeks ago

whats wrong with iOS 7.1.1 thats driving the urgent desire for iOS 8.0? it's a year old already and i want something new, plus it has some bugs still.


Hey now, iOS 7 isn't a year old for another 4 months. Let's not jump the gun. :p
Rating: 3 Votes
22 weeks ago
Hopefully they've been working on audio. I's been glitchy for me. My Apogee hardware has dropouts all over the place and can't set buffer size less than 128 in Logic without distorting. I can set my internal card to 32 samples, with no problem. Something is wrong with core audio and external devices.
Rating: 2 Votes

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