Important update for Mac OS X

Following quickly behind the security fix for iOS, comes the same update for Macs. However, this update packs more than the scary SSL verification bug fix. Apple has been preparing and testing 10.9.2 for awhile now, so this bigger update comes as no surprise, but very welcome.

I know my move to 10.9 Mavericks hasn’t been as painless as I would have liked, but the new features are great. Every once in a while, my MacBook Pro would completely freeze up, requiring a hard reset (long press of the power button). So far this update has been rock solid, so if you’re still on the fence about updating to Mavericks, now is time. If you already have Mavericks, this update is must. See my previous post¬†on why the security fix is so important.

10.9.2 OS X Update

This update:

Adds the ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls
Adds call waiting support for FaceTime audio and video calls
Adds the ability to block incoming iMessages from individual senders
Improves the accuracy of unread counts in Mail
Resolves an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers
Improves AutoFill compatibility in Safari
Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion on certain Macs
Improves reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
Fixes an issue that may cause VPN connections to disconnect
Improves VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder
Provides a fix for SSL connection verification
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222