Apple today released an updated version of OS X 10.9.1 for developers, which has a build number of 13B40 . Today's release comes nearly two weeks after the second 10.9.1 beta, which had a build number of 13B35.

13b40
Last week’s build included several fixes for Gmail in OS X Mail, along with improvements to the Smart Mailbox functionality. It also included bug fixes for emojis when used with VoiceOver, and included an update to the Shared Links tab when the Safari Sidebar is open. Build 13B40 includes the same fixes.

Registered developers can download the update through the software update tool in the Mac App Store.

Related Forum: OS X Mavericks

Top Rated Comments

ManifoldSky Avatar
137 months ago
Lay this one at the feet of Google

I think they did that on purpose to sabotage Google. LOL.

Uh, no. Google did it because they can't write decent software, and can't resist the urge to use their own non-standard implementations of common standards. Fine if you make it better, but Google… doesn't.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
satyrica Avatar
137 months ago
wth

So many areas of needed fixes and improvement, and they're working on emojis.... #srsly :confused:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AustinGibson Avatar
137 months ago
Thank the Lord! Gmail fixes. *KILLING ME!*

I think they did that on purpose to sabotage Google. LOL.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBug2 Avatar
137 months ago
Oh Really it came from Apple and is not warez: https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/downloads/projects/1000715/downloads (https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/downloads/projects/1000715/downloads). If you follow the link and log in with your Developer ID you can download the Feedback Assistant.

Plus I got the beta and updates through the Apple App Store!

No. ADC members do not have Apple Seed logins. Nor do they have a feedback utility. We report bugs using the bugreporter website.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macleod199 Avatar
137 months ago
Are you also confused, that Apple has people working on any other software products, marketing, hardware design and customer support, and people doing gardening and catering, all the while there are bugs in OS X that need to get fixed?

Most roles are highly specialized, and not interchangable, not even within the same product team. So someone working on the emojis could not just quickly be thrown to work on memory management and file systems, without familiarizing them to those parts of the system. It would take time and resources to train them, and that would not help getting bug fixes out any quicker.

Having someone fix a bug in the part of the system they are specialized in, is not going to slow down the improvement in other areas.

Exactly. See also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks%27_law

Brooks's law is a principle in software development which says that "adding manpower to a late software project makes it later". It was coined by Fred Brooks in his 1975 book The Mythical Man-Month. The corollary of Brooks's Law is that there is an incremental person who, when added to a project, makes it take more, not less time. Brooks adds that "Nine women can't make a baby in one month".
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrfr Avatar
137 months ago
You just use your Apple ID.

NO! Appleseed is NOT the Apple Developer program!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Max Generic Feature 2

5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Tuesday May 21, 2024 7:29 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...
6chatgpt mac app

5 Reasons to Use OpenAI's ChatGPT App for Mac

Thursday May 23, 2024 6:07 am PDT by
On May 13, OpenAI during its Spring Update announced that it would be releasing a desktop ChatGPT app for the Mac in the "coming weeks," and said that ahead of a wider launch it had started rolling out the app to some ChatGPT Plus subscribers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. After testing the app for a few days, we thought it was worth sharing some reasons why...
macOS 15 Feature

macOS 15 System Settings to Get Design Overhaul

Thursday May 23, 2024 12:51 pm PDT by
With the macOS 15 update that is set to debut at WWDC in June, Apple plans to rearrange "menus and app UIs," according to a report from AppleInsider. The System Settings app, which was last updated with macOS Ventura, will get one of the biggest updates. With macOS Ventura, Apple renamed the System Preferences app to System Settings, introducing a design similar to the Settings app on the...
new best buy blue

Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale Has Record Low Prices on iPads, MacBooks, and Much More

Friday May 24, 2024 7:12 am PDT by
Best Buy today kicked off its Memorial Day weekend sale, and it has some of the best prices we've tracked in weeks on iPads and MacBooks. Specifically, you'll find record low prices on the 5th generation iPad Air, iPad mini 6, M2 MacBook Air, and M3 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment,...