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.