Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mavericks fixes Gmail bug [Update]


Mavericks OS X, the new software for Mackintosh had it’s share of bugs after the release of Mavericks OS X 10.9.1.  There was a compatibility issue between Gmail and Mail, which contained a handful of security flaws in Safari.

The update, released overnight, should give relief for Gmail users who upgraded earlier last month to Mavericks.

Users who installed Mavericks reported the OS was slow, and Gmail to Mail delivery lagged.

The folders re-indexed, and ended up cramming up the storage inbox with already read messages.  Smart Folders and the folder rules also were removed.

Apple knew about the complaints and addressed them in November, leading to an update for Mail in Mavericks.

Apple’s support documentation stated, Mavericks v10.9.1 comes with “improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings”.


Apple also released a new version of Safari 6 and Safari 7, which address nine other vulnerabilities affecting the browser.  A huge security flaw was one that autofilled users names and passwords.

Other issues Apple says are addressed in Mavericks include:
  • Fixes an issue that prevented iLife and iWork apps from updating on non-English systems
  • Addresses an issue that may cause multiple prompts to unlock “Local items” keychain
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Japanese keyboards to retain a previously used language
  • Includes Safari 7.0.1
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to become unresponsive when filling out forms on fedex.com, stubhub.com, and other websites
  • Improves Credit Card Autofill compatibility with websites
  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility with facebook.com
  • Updates Shared Links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar
The patch fixes a variety of concerns, including an issue that prevented VoiceOver from working with emoji.
If you are running an OS X Mavericks, an update is recommended.  There are always fixes coming out to help and improve your web experience.

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Apple delivers OS X Mavericks update with Mail fixes – CNet
December 16, 2013

Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 with Mail fixes – MacWorld
December 16, 2013

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