Apple's OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update improves Wi-Fi reliability, fixes Mail bugs, more

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Apple's OS X Yosemite Mac operating system received a significant update on Monday designed to address nagging Wi-Fi connectivity issues that have plagued some users since its launch in October, along with a range of other bug fixes.

In addition to improving Wi-Fi reliability, OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 is also said to improve reliability when sending Mail messages when using certain email service providers.

The OS X update is also said to improve reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server. Apple has also said the update improves reliability when connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac.

Other fixes include:

  • Resolution for an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
  • Addressed an issue that could cause Notiication Center settings to not be retained after a restart
  • Addressed an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
  • Resolved an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
  • Addressed an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese

Finally, for enterprise customers, OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 also:

  • llows you to append search domains for partially qualified domain names when performing DNS lookups (consult the discoveryd man page for more information)
  • Addresses an issue where the Mac App Store might offer an update to Apple Remote Desktop when the latest version is already installed

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 is a free download available on the Mac App Store. Apple has said it is recommended that all users update.