Mail Update for Mavericks includes improvements to general stability and compatibility with Gmail, including the following:
- Fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for users with custom Gmail settings
- Addresses an issue that may cause unread counts to be inaccurate
- Includes additional fixes that improve the compatibility and stability of Mail
Apple’s planned Mavericks updates are mostly geared towards bug fixing, and there are already some complaints from users regarding sound problems on certain Mac configurations, incompatibilities with Google Drive, and others.
Built-in applications like Mail, Safari, and iBooks are also being updated for Mavericks users. Apple is said to be cooking up independent updates to squash bugs in these areas. A new version of Apple Remote Desktop is also being tested.
Mavericks is the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system. For the first time in a decade, Apple is offering the software free of charge. The only requirement is that you own a decently-specced Mac bought in the last five years or so.
As it codes up patches for the existing flaws in Mavericks, Apple is also working on the next-generation Mac OS, codenamed Syrah. According to the same sources, in OS X 10.10 “Apple is expected to enhance the look of the Mac OS to bring it more in-line with the changes found in iOS 7.”
New versions of iOS are also being tested internally, including an upcoming iOS 7.0.4 update which contains the usual bag of fixes.
Update brings performance boost, but profiles are still nowhere to be found
The latest Netflix update is rolling out hard and steady this evening, and we’ve had a chance to give it a spin. The app has a newly tweaked UI with the hamburger menu we all know and love (that’s a nerdy term for the slide-out menu apps are adopting) and better lock screen controls when using the Chromecast feature. But that’s not even the good part.
What this app brings that everyone will appreciate is a much smoother overall UI. No more janky, stuttery transitions between views, and everything seems nice and fluid while navigating through both your queue and the categories. Huzzah!
What we aren’t seeing is the new profiles feature, that seems to have made its way to every platform except Android. Multi-user support for an app like Netflix, which is heavily influenced by user preference, is a big plus. Hopefully we see it soon for the world’s most popular mobile platform.
You can try your luck getting the update via the Google Play link above, but as is usual for big updates to popular apps, Netflix is pushing on a controlled rollout. You’ll get the new version eventually — just keep checking.
Another day, another report that production of the iPhone 5c is being cut. This time out it’s the Wall Street Journal that suggests that Apple has cut orders for the iPhone 5c for the 4th quarter with Pegatron and Hon Hai, the two companies that assembles them:
Apple Inc. has notified its two assemblers for the low-cost iPhone 5C that it is reducing orders of the smartphone for the fourth quarter, people familiar with the situation said, raising concerns about weaker-than-expected demand and its pricing strategy for the device.
So, what do you make of all this? Typical ‘Apple is doomed’ mentality kicking in, or do you think there might be something to it? Earnings call day isn’t far out, and while Apple doesn’t usually talk specific sales by model, maybe there’ll be something to put all the skepticism to bed?
Submit your OS X Mavericks apps today.
Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world’s most advanced desktop operating system becomes available to millions of customers later this fall. Download OS X Mavericks GM seed and Xcode 5.0.1 GM seed, available on the Mac Dev Center. Build your apps with these latest seeds, then test and submit them to the Mac App Store.
Mavericks introduces a host of new features that developers should be excited to support, and the fact that Apple is now officially allowing OS X Mavericks app submissions, and encouraging developers to submit Mavericks-related updates, only adds to the confirmation that the update should become available in the very near future.