Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:36 am PT (01:36 pm ET)
Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 with fixes for Wi-Fi, wake from sleepAs Mac users await this fall's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's current Mac operating system received a minor update on Monday, with OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixing minor bugs related to Wi-Fi and wake from sleep.
OS X 10.9.4 is now available to download through Software Update on the Mac App Store. Apple has said the update is recommended for all users of the Mavericks operating system, and it improves the stability, compatibility and security of Mac systems.
Specifically, the update is said to fix an issue that could prevent some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks. The update also improves the reliability of wake from sleep.
In addition, the new software update also includes Safari 7.0.5, the latest version of Apple's desktop Web browser.
OS X 10.9.4 only received two betas before Monday's launch to the public. The first developer beta was supplied at the end of May.
Any updates to Mavericks going forward are likely to be minor similar to the security and stability update issued on Monday. That's because Apple's attention has focused to OS X Yosemite, which is set to become available for free on the Mac App Store this fall. For more, see AppleInsider's full coverage of Yosemite.
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