Today, Apple released updates for OS X and iTunes. Downloads are now available in the App Store.

Apple released updates for both iTunes and OS X today, May 15, 2014. Both updates include improved stability and performance. The OS X release went through two months of testing before the scheduled release to the public.

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OS X – May 2014 Update
This update is recommended for all Mavericks users and improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. Some of the features –

  • Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
  • Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
  • Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
  • Resolves an issue that prevented Font Book from installing PostScript Type 1 fonts
  • Improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server
  • Improves reliability of network home directories
  • Improves stability when installing configuration profiles
  • Improves login speed for users in Active Directory groups

The improved 4K support reportedly enables HiDPI Retina scaling on 4K displays for the 2013 Mac Pro and Retina MacBook Pro with DisplayPort 1.2. 10.9.3 also includes 60Hz 4K output for the 2013 Retina Macbook Pros. The update also includes Safari 7.0.3. For detailed information on this report, visit support.apple.com/kb/HT6228.

iTunes – May 2014 Update
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Apple has released an update for iTunes to version 11.2. This update includes Improved Podcast Browsing, which allows users to –

  • Quickly find episodes you haven’t listened to in the new Unplayed tab
  • Browse episodes that area available to download or strew in the Feed tab
  • Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your computer
  • Episodes can now be automatically deleted after you play them

This update also resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when updating Genius. For detailed information on this update visit, support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.