Apple Releases OS X 10.9.3 With Enhanced Support for 4K Displays, Syncing Improvements

Apple today released OS X 10.9.3, after two months of developer testing. The last 10.9.3 developer beta, build 13D61, was released just over a week ago.

The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users, improves 4K display support on the late 2013 Mac Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. According to the release notes, it also re-adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between Macs and iOS devices using a USB connection and it improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPSec.

Today's update also includes Safari 7.0.3, and Apple has released iTunes 11.2 as well.

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The OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
This update:

- Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
- Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
- Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
- Includes Safari 7.0.3

For detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6228
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

First outlined after the initial 10.9.3 beta, the improved 4K support enables HiDPI Retina scaling on 4K displays for the 2013 Mac Pro and Retina MacBook Pro with DisplayPort 1.2, which improves the size and readability of text and other on-screen elements. 10.9.3 also includes 60Hz 4K output for the 2013 Retina Macbook Pros and the higher refresh rates will improve response times for smoother game playing, video editing, and more.

OS X 10.9.3 can be downloaded through the software update function in the Mac App Store or through the following links:

- OS X Mavericks Update v10.9.3 (461.7 MB)
- OS X Mavericks Update v10.9.3 (Combo) (947.2 MB)

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82 months ago
This is new
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82 months ago
It really breaks my heart to see Apple getting lax on their own UI guidelines.



Yes/No buttons are so Windows. Yuck!
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82 months ago

And in which way exactly should they have put it?

According to Apple's own User Interface Guidelines, buttons should have verb names, action-oriented names. They buttons themselves should be enough to decide what to do. Instead, when using Yes/No buttons, the user is forced to read the entire dialog text and then make a decision about whether they need to click Yes or No.

From their guidelines:

Using a more focused button name, such as Erase, Convert, Clear, or Delete, helps make sure that users understand the action they’re taking.

In the example dialog that I provided in my original post, the buttons could've been named "Keep Episodes" and "Delete After Played".
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82 months ago
461mb on 2011 MBP, hope it finally adds the retina display!
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82 months ago
Images of iPhone 6 3D printed mockups render snappier on 10.9.3
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82 months ago
Safari is much snippier. Seriously, it's in an awful mood and very curt with me.
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