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OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Beta 2 Is Now Available For Developers

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Apple released the second beta build OS X 10.9.2 to developers today, nearly a month after the first beta was released. Developers can grab Build 13C39 from the Mac Dev Center, or by running a software update if you’re already running the first beta.

The seed notes don’t list any new features, but ask devs to focus on Mail, Messages, graphics drives, VoiceOver, VPN and SMB2. The last beta added FaceTime over audio to the Messages and FaceTime apps.  Apple also seeded the first beta of Safari 6.1.2 to developers that looks like it’s mostly filled with bug fixes.

Apple Releases First Developer Beta Of OS X 10.9.2 With FaceTime Audio

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It’s been three days since Apple released OS X 10.9.1 to the public, and today developers received the first beta of 10.9.2. No new features are named by Apple, but devs are asked to focus on Mail, Messages, VPN, Graphics Drivers, and VoiceOver.

This Mavericks beta will likely undergo several updates for devs before Apple releases it in the coming months to everyone in the Mac App Store.

Update: FaceTime over Audio has been discovered in today’s beta. Here’s what it looks like:

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Prettier Than Linen: Change The Login Screen Wallpaper In OS X Mavericks [OS X Tips]

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The login screen wallpaper in OS X Mavericks is a pretty boring dark gray linen picture, with the Apple logo in the center. Yawn.

Far better to put in your own image, thereby customizing the login screen for your very own purposes, am I right? It’s not too tricky to do so, though it does require replacing some system files and will get rid of the Apple logo image itself.

If you don’t mind replacing that Apple logo with a much larger image, thereby hiding the linen look but losing the Apple logo, then here’s how to do just that.

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Apple Releases First 10.9.1 Beta Of OS X Mavericks To Devs

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Apple has seeded the first developer beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. This will be the first incremental update to Mavericks when it ships to the public. Apple has released a fix for Gmail in the Mail app on Mavericks, but the OS remains at version 10.9.

It’s currently unclear when 10.9.1 will be available for everyone, and there are no known issues with this first beta.

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Apple Releases Mail Fix For Gmail Woes In OS X Mavericks

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Has using Gmail in Apple’s default Mail app on OS X Mavericks been nearly unbearable? If you’re like me, your inbox rarely fetches new mail or completely skips downloading certain messages at random. Deleting emails from my Gmail account in Mail has also been incredibly frustrating, as they magically reappear three to four times in my inbox after I delete them. My unread message count is almost always inaccurate as well.

Today Apple finally released an update to the Mail app in the Mac App Store that is supposed to fix all of the problems with Gmail. Hallelujah!

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Western Digital External Hard Drives Experiencing Data Loss On OS X Mavericks

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Western Digital has been emailing customers and warning them about hard drives “experiencing data loss when updating to Apple’s OS X Mavericks.” The problem seems to effect multiple kinds of drives, including the company’s popular MyBook lineup.

According to Western Digital, the incompatibility with Mavericks isn’t a hardware-level issue, but something to do with the software that is shipped with the drives it sells.

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Mavericks First-Week Adoption In North America Is Already Double What Mountain Lion’s Was

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It has only been out for two days, but OS X Mavericks already accounts for 5.5% of OS X’s total web traffic in North America, according to tracking firm Chitika. For comparison, Mountain Lion adoption was only at 1.6% two days after its release next year. It took four days for Mountain Lion to reach Mavericks’ current adoption rate, so we’re looking at double the amount of people upgrading within the first week.

Mavericks’ success is probably tied to the fact that Apple has made it available for completely free. We should have more exact Mavericks numbers from Apple after its upcoming earnings call.

OS X Mavericks Is Now Available For Free, So Get Downloading!

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OS X Mavericks is Apple’s next major version of its desktop OS that has been in beta all summer, and today Apple announced that it’s ready to ship to the public. For the first time, Apple is offering the new OS X as a completely free downloaded in the Mac App Store, so there’s absolutely no reason for you to not get it.

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Apple Quietly Updates OS X Mavericks GM With Bug Fixes Before Public Release

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Apple has quietly updated the OS X Mavericks developer GM to a new build number ahead of the software’s imminent public release. The new build number is 13A603 while the original seed is 13A598.

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Apple To Hold Next iPad Event On Tuesday, October 22nd

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Apple’s iPad event is slated to happen in two weeks on Tuesday, October 22nd, according to the venerable AllThingsD. Not only will the iPad and iPad mini be updated, but the “new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well.”

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