Feeds

Apple scrambles to fix buggy Mavericks apps

Updates seeded for Mail, iBooks, Safari, Remote Desktop client

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Apple is readying a spate of updates to a number of apps that shipped with its latest version of OS X, Mavericks, which launched on October 22 at the low, low price of gratis.

According to sources speaking with 9to5Mac, the updates will be to iBooks, Safari, and the Remote Desktop client, and were seeded to Apple employees on Monday.

The iBooks update is version 1.0.1, and – in standard Cupertianian language – "includes bug fixes and improvements to performance and stability." The updates to Safari aren't detailed, but its version number of 7.0.1, as 9to5Mac correctly points out, indicates that it's likely just a few bug fixes and performance tweaks.

The Remote Desktop client update, 3.7.1, is "recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop clients and addresses several issues related to overall reliability, usability, and compatibility."

Also in the works is an update to Apple's Mail app seeded last week that aims to fix a variety of Gmail-related problems, including such basics as receiving and deleting messages, as well as auto-sorting them into folders.

And no, those Mail problems don't include the one reported by cloud email outfit FastMail – that turned out to be a script error that left the FastMailers more that a little red-faced.

The Mail update will likely be a standalone fix named "Mail Update for Mavericks 1.0" that will be released before Mavericks receives is first full update, 9to5Mac reports.

There's no word on when the iBooks, Safari, and Remote Desktop client updates will be released, but if Apple stays true to its historical form, expect them in a couple of weeks.

And thus we are provided with yet another reminder of the risks taken when installing "version .0" of any major software release. ®

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade
Misc memory hazards 'could be exploited' - and guess what, one's a Javascript vuln
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.