News: Apple Releases OS X 10.9.3

by on May 15, 2014

Almost three months after Apple released 10.9.2, Apple released OS X 10.9.3. The update is available now via the Mac App Store/Software Update or as a standalone update or combo update.

The update is appearing in the Mac App Store with the following release notes:

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 the security content of this update, see Apple security updates.

One strange change is that the /Users folder is hidden after the update. This doesn’t necessarily hold across restarts, but a simple Terminal command will bring it back temporarily:

sudo chflags nohidden /Users

This issue actually was related to iTunes 11.2. The easiest fix is to update to iTunes 11.2.1.

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