Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks

While using the initial OS X 10.9 Mavericks release on my 2013 Apple MacBook Air I noticed major issues with Gmail accounts in the built-in Mail app. Emails were not syncing properly, resulting in a malfunction of the archiving feature and other similar problems. Apple issued an update shortly after launching its new Mac operating system, that aimed to cure the Gmail woes.

Today, Apple released another update for Mavericks, which brings OS X to version 10.9.1 and, among other changes, incorporates improved support for Google's consumer email service in the Mail app and fixes for custom Gmail settings.

OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks also irons out other bugs pertaining to the available Mail app functionality, as the update now improves the reliability of search and Smart Mailboxes, and fixes contact groups, in the said piece of software.

Safari sees an update as well, bumping the version number to 7.0.1. The browser gets bug fixes related to the form functionality (will no longer become unresponsive while the user fills them on certain sites), improvements for Credit Card Autofill and VoiceOver, and periodical updates for Shared Links. Also, VoiceOver should now speak sentences which contain emoji.

Other changes include fixes for Japanese keyboards, which will not retain a previously used language, Local Items keychain, which will not unlock following multiple prompts, and iLife and iWork, which will now update on non-English installations.

OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks can be installed via the built-in App Store software. The update is also available for download from Apple's site.

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