It’s a big day for Mac users. Apple just released a new update to OS X Yosemite that fixes one of the operating system’s biggest bugs – dropping a WiFi connection seemingly at random.
OS X 10.10.2 brings a fix for that as well as another bug that caused certain web pages to load slowly. Both of those fixes are huge for people who have to suffer through them on a daily basis – the WiFi bug in particular has been a continuing annoyance for me – so today’s update will certainly be welcome.
In addition to the two marquee changes, Apple also fixed some other bugs, and now allows people to browse content in their Time Machine backups that has been saved to iCloud Drive. Enterprise customers, especially those who rely on Microsoft Exchange, also get some bug fix love with this update.
Here’s the full list of changes from Apple:
- Resolves an issue that might cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
- Resolves an issue that might cause web pages to load slowly
- Fixes an issue that could cause Spotlight to load remote email content when this preference is disabled in Mail
- Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
- Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
- Improves VoiceOver speech performance
- Resolves an issue that could cause VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page
- Addresses an issue that could cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly
- Improves stability and security in Safari
For enterprise customers, this update:
- Improves performance for browsing DFS shares in the Finder
- Fixes an issue where certain Calendar invitations could be displayed at the incorrect time
- Fixes an issue for Microsoft Exchange accounts where the organizer of a meeting might not be notified when someone accepts an invitation using Calendar
- Addresses an issue where Safari could continually prompt for credentials when accessing a site protected by NTLM authentication
- Adds the ability to set “Out of Office” reply dates for Microsoft Exchange accounts in Mail
As with any operating system update, it’s important for people to back up their Macs before updating, just in case something happens to go terribly wrong. It’s not likely that the update will break anything significant, but it never hurts to make sure.
Users can install the new update by opening the Mac App Store, navigating to the Updates tab, and pressing the Install button.
Today has been a big day for Apple’s updates. The company also released a new update for iOS 8 that addressed some longstanding issues with its mobile operating system.