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What’s New in OS X 10.9.3, iTunes 11.2

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Here's the public release of OS X 10.9.3 following a nearly three month beta period — get a quick look at what's new in this modest Mavericks update

Apple began seeding OS X 10.9.3 just a week after OS X 10.9.2 shipped. Tick tock and here’s the public release of OS X 10.9.3 following a nearly three month beta period — here’s a quick look at what’s new in this modest Mavericks update.

The combo updater for OS X 10.9.3 tips the scales at just under 950MB, which is pretty much par for the course.

For what it is worth, while the supported version of OpenGL is still v4.1, Apple has delivered updated graphics drivers — compare the top image of this piece with this screen grab from early April.

• OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update Combo (download) — Features, fixes and tweaks in this modest Mavericks update, about 20MB or so, include the following:
— 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
— Resolves an issue that prevented Font Book from installing PostScript Type 1 fonts
— Improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server
— Improves reliability of network home directories
— Improves stability when installing configuration profiles
— Improves login speed for users in Active Directory groups
— Includes Safari 7.0.3

Apple has already begun brewing its next Mavericks update, OS X 10.9.4. Little to nothing is known about about this upcoming patch — stay tuned.

iTunes 11.2 Update

Here's the public release of OS X 10.9.3 following a nearly three month beta period — get a quick look at what's new in this modest Mavericks update

• iTunes 11.2 (download, also for Windows)
— Improved podcast browsing,including the ability to quickly find unplayed episodes, ability to save favorite episodes and automatically delete episodes after playing
— Resolves an issue where iTunes could become unresponsive when updating Genius and improves overall performance and stability. Podcasts for iOS 2.1 is recommended when syncing podcast episodes.

See also: iTunes 11.2.1 Update

As of this writing, Apple has yet to publish the security content for either OS X 10.9.3 or iTunes 11.2. Of course, those knowledge base articles will be available here when eventually published.

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