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OS X 10.9.3 Update Info and downloads (Delta and Combo Updater):
(clip from the about 10.9.3 doc, with reminder to backup before updating and possible issues with 3rd party addons.)

This update:
  • 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.
  • Improves reliability of network home directories
  • Improves stability when installing configuration profiles
  • Improves login speed for users in Active Directory groups
  • 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
  • Includes Safari 7.0.3.

For information about the security content of this update, please visit:

Build after 10.9.3 update is 13D65. Here's the specific doc on security fixes in OS X v10.9.3, which says it includes the fixes in the previous Security Update 2014-002.

BTW: If you currently have an OS X 10.9.3 beta installed, per apple's OS X Beta Seed Program FAQ, "you can simply install the final version of the software you are testing when it appears in Software Update."
If anyone finds any significant pros or cons with their specific hw/sw, let me know. TIA.

Users Folder Problems after 10.9.3 Update: Several users reported their /Users folder was set to 777 permissions after 10.9.3 update (Write access for everyone) and also some said their "Users" folder was missing (hidden). [Update: iTunes 11.2.1 was released to fix both problems.]

FYI on 3rd Party Drivers/Addons: As with any OS update, it may break earlier 3rd party addons/drivers. Check the vendor/dev site for any updates. (One example was reported by a Caldigit USB 3.0 PCIe card user that said reinstalling the caldigit driver and rebooting helped. Here's CalDigit's USB 3.0 PCIe/Expresscard Drivers page. Thanks to FatMac/MacPro for the link.) If you enabled TRIM on your SSD, check its status after the update. (It may need to be reapplied especially if using a Combo Updater.)

Reports of 10.9.3 Problems with Multiple Displays: Just saw some early feedback in Apple's OS X Mavericks forum on external displays. A previous thread on 10.9.2 sleep problems w/NEC displays had some 10.9.3 positive feedback, but a thread on OS X 10.9.3 and multiple 30in Displays has some posts that only 2 out of 3 (or 4) are working. Some have already reverted back to 10.9.2 from B/U. (Try disconnecting/reconnecting (redetect) displays? or zapping the pram/nvram.)

"Re: 10.9.3 only lets me use 2 of my 3 30" displays
I am now seeing on multiple forums that others trying to run either 3 or 4 displays only get the first two working. I have reported this on - suggest you do the same. Feel free to include my report number 16933298 in yours.

The "More like this" sidebar links to other related threads - 30in monitor doesn't turn on after 10.9.3 update (if 2nd display connected) and 10.9.3 Update has Disabled Two of My Quad (24") Monitors. Later mail on older Mac Pro (modded) with three 30" Cinema displays in 10.9.3:

"10.9.3 update on MacPro1,1 with 3 Apple 30" Monitors
I have a 2006 MacPro1,1 that has been processor-upgraded and flashed to MacPro2,1. It is connected to three Apple 30-inch Cinema Displays.
The computer was running Mavericks 10.9.2 when I applied the 10.9.3 Combo Updater.

As with any update, it updates the boot.efi file in /System/Library/CoreServices/. So, after the Combo Updater was run, I replaced the boot.efi with the previous one that I had saved elsewhere. The other boot.efi file in usr/standalone/i386/ was not touched by the Combo Updater.

At this point, it is important to repair permissions prior to rebooting into the updated volume. (Repair permissions after the insertion of the boot.efi file.) Otherwise, the Mac Pro would not boot into the startup volume.

Then, I chose the original boot volume as a startup drive. Upon reboot, all three of my Apple 30-inch Cinema Displays were recognized and the Mac Pro booted into the same Desktop as before.
- Kunio M"

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Tuesday May 13th, 2014 News
  • Logic Pro X 10.0.7 update
  • Security hotfix for Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Security update for Adobe Flash Player
  • Security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
  • Sonos Controller App v5.0 (major update)
  • Yamaha AV Controller iOS App v4.10
  • Logic Pro X 10.0.7 Release notes (long list)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Updating and working with libraries FAQ
  • Volume Purchase Program: Payment methods
  • Google Chrome Security Update
  • Nuvyyo Tablo: Over-the-Air DVR That Doesn't Need a TV
  • SanDisk announces X300s Self-Encrypting SSD
  • Postal Service warns of Stamp Kiosk Skimmers
  • Security Update for Internet Explorer
  • Beware some cheap batteries...

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