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The long wait for Mac OS X 10.9.3 ended this morning when Apple released it to general users after close to two months of developer testing. Along with several minor improvements, the update enhances 4K display support for the new Mac Pro and the 15-inch MacBook with Retina display. Also included in the update is a significant improvement to iTunes's podcast interface.
Good stuff, but it's mainly an update with an eye toward future Macs. The new 4K support will allow objects in 4K displays to look sharper instead of simply smaller, and text should thus be more readable now on the relevant displays and onscreen elements should be more visible.
Beyond that, it's a relatively lightweight patch, with the only other significant feature being the return of of the ability to sync calendars and contacts between Macs and iOS devices. It also improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec and includes the latest version of Safari.
A more notable feature awaits in the associated update to iTunes, with adds an "Unplayed" tab to your subscribed podcasts so it's easier to figure out which episodes you haven't listened to. In addition, iTunes now also allows you to stream episodes for the feed itself without having to return to the iTunes Store, and it lets you automatically delete episodes after listening to them in their entirety.
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