It seems like just yesterday that the fruit company gave us the OS X mavericks, but they are already giving out an update called OS X 10.9.1. This has a few things involved.

First and foremost, there was many people complaining about bugs, as there so often is, but in this case they were the ones that needed urgent attention. Some people couldn’t even finish writing a website into the address bar before it would cut out and redirect to another site.

Other than that, this upgrade is all to do with the email side of things. Gmail has seen an overhaul that should result in a lot of changes, and it also works better with added support.

Because this is so fresh out, the Cupertino company themselves haven’t even had the chance to go into detail about what this has. You can expect a complete write-up from them later if you want to visit the website. As for now, we have been given the change logs that point out the major dot points. This is seen at the bottom of this post.

If you don’t really care about mail then you might as well just look away unless you were experiencing something shaky within the OS. If that is the case for you then there could well be a fix in place for that.

The next iteration (presumably the 9.2) will likely be a while away now that we are coming up to the Christmas break. Expect some more changes coming in the new year sometime around late January.

This is being reported as a combo update and that has some people confused. You can get the general combo update here, while those using Mac Books with retina display can get theirs from here instead. Both given are direct DMG links.

Owners don’t have to update this one manual though. If you would rather just do it the standard way all you need to do is head over to the app store. From here there will be the normal Apple menu and then the option of software updates. This will now download and install it for you.

Here is the official change log in their words:

This update includes the following fixes:
– Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings
– Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail
– Fixes an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in Mail
– Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from speaking sentences that contain emoji
– Updates Shared Links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar