OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 out, bring wifi and reliability fixes

OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 out, bring wifi and reliability fixes

Summary: Apple fixes wifi issues, improves wake from sleep, and pushes an updated Safari onto Mac users.


Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 for Macs running OS X Mavericks 10.9.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

The update brings the following improvements to the OS X platform:

  • Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known wifi networks
  • Improves the reliability of wake from sleep
  • Updates Safari to 7.0.5

The wifi bug fix will be welcomed by those affected by the issue. Previous workarounds have involved deleting Bluetooth preference files, a workaround that not only wasn't permanent but also deleted the user's Bluetooth devices and other preferences.

The 300MB update can be obtained via the Software Update mehcanism built into OS X.

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems

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  • Well, maybe I will try Mavericks now

    Still running 3 Macs on Mtn Lion and one on Snow Leopard (wife's MacBook). I have not been fond of Mtn Lion so what can I expect of Mavericks?
  • Could OS X 10.9.4 be the last update of the platform as we know it ?

    It certainly looks as though that could be the case. As of yet there is no indication of there being another update to OS X Mavericks.
    As a Mac Developer I am doing my utmost to like OS X Yosemite but for me at least there is far too much in the way of iOS that has crept in and I am not talking just the interface.

    Gone are the heady days of OS X Snow Leopard of which for nostalgic purposes I still have a partition with it installed on.
    • I think we'll see one

      We saw an update to Mountain Lion a few weeks prior to the Mavericks release.
      Michael Alan Goff
      • There is no indication of a forthcoming OS X 10.9.5 update....

        I shall find out via the Developer Seed Utility but I am not holding my breath for a further update. Development is almost entirely focused on OS X Yosemite now. There may be standalone updates released for OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks such as Safari but I expect there to be no further incremental updates.
        • Historical Precedent

          OS X 10.8.5 was released September 2013 and the Supplemental Update to that was released in October, shortly before the Mavericks release.
          OS X 10.7.5 was released in September 2012 with another update in October 2012. This was shortly before OS X Mountain Lion release.

          This is what they've done since they moved to a yearly cycle. If they continue to trend, we'll see 10.9.5 in September with a Supplemental Update in October.

          By the way, it goes to before that as well. A supplemental update to 10.6.8 was released shortly after the release of Lion.
          Michael Alan Goff
    • I will be sad to lose the 3D dock

      I really liked the switch in Leopard. I think that's the thing that is bugging me the most, even if the dock is skeuomorphic.

      On the other hand, quite looking forward to the new Xcode.
      • OS X Yosemite Dock....

        I actually think the flat Dock is one of things going for OS X Yosemite. Not unlike the Dock on OS X Tiger in appearance
    • Wrong company. You're

      thinking of Microsoft and Windows 8.1
      • What does that have to do with anything?

    • Oh

      There will be a few more updates I'm sure. Apple's QC has gone down to the lowest depths of incompetence.
      Time to rip Safari out of the OS. It is buggy and vulnerable as hell [took over from Google's Chrome as the most vulnerable web browser in 2013 I believe].
  • Well....

    You know that either there will be further updates or Apple will just say to upgrade to XXX to fix the problems. They did it before, they'll do it again. Leaving their [getting] fewer fans high and dry.