OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks is the 9th major release of Mac OS X system software, officially versioned as OS X 10.9

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How to Downgrade from OS X El Capitan & Revert to Prior Mac OS X Version

Oct 9, 2015 - 7 Comments
How to Downgrade OS X El Capitan

Most Mac users are happy with OS X El Capitan, but for some situations, the new version of OS X 10.11 is unusable for one reason or another. Perhaps it’s running worse than before, slow, or unstable, or maybe some important piece of software is not compatible with El Capitan, like some versions of Office. … Read More

How to Hide OS X El Capitan from Mac App Store

Oct 2, 2015 - 34 Comments
The OS X El Capitan Installer

Not all Mac users want to update to OS X El Capitan, and if you’re in the group who wants to stay put with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite*, Mountain Lion, or even Snow Leopard on their Mac, that’s perfectly OK*, you probably have a reason to stay with the earlier Mac OS X releases. But, … Read More

Safari 9 for OS X Yosemite & OS X Mavericks Released

Sep 30, 2015 - 15 Comments

Apple has released Safari 9 for Mac users running OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks. The release adds some of the newer features borrowed from the El Capitan version of the web browser to Safari running on prior releases of Mac OS. Perhaps the most notable feature added in Safari 9 is the ability … Read More

Security Update 2015-005 for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion Available

Jul 1, 2015 - 9 Comments
The Mavericks installer app icon

Mac users on OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 will find two important software updates available to them, labeled as Security Update 2015-005 and Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001. The updates include patches and fixes to significant potential security issues and are therefore recommended for all Mac users running Mavericks and … Read More

Security Update 2015-004 Available for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Apr 9, 2015 - 5 Comments
Security Update 2015-004

Mac users who are running OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion will find an important security update available to them. Labeled as Security Update 2015-004 1.0, the software update includes many fixes to a wide variety of potential security issues for OS X, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running OS … Read More

Security Update 2015-001 & Safari 7.1.3 Released for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Jan 27, 2015 - 14 Comments
Security Update 2015-001 for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion

Apple has released important security updates for Mac users who are continuing to run OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5). The updates are versioned as “Security Update 2015-001” for both system software versions and are recommended for all Mac users running prior releases of OS X. Additionally, new versions of Safari … Read More

How to Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer from the OS X Yosemite App Store

Dec 30, 2014 - 33 Comments
App Store

In some specific situations, Mac users running OS X Yosemite may wish to re-download the complete installer application of a prior operating system like OS X Mavericks. This is typically something only advanced users would want to do, perhaps for making a bootable installer for the older OS X version, for upgrading a different Mac, … Read More

How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Back to OS X Mavericks

Oct 22, 2014 - 138 Comments

For Mac users who have updated to OS X Yosemite and found it to be unbearable for whatever reason, you’ll be pleased to discover that downgrading back to OS X Mavericks may be a possibility for you. This is not specifically recommended, but if you’re absolutely set on reverting from Yosemite to the prior version … Read More

Stuck in Yosemite with OS X Installer Drive and a Missing OS X Mavericks Partition? Here’s the Fix

Jul 31, 2014 - 7 Comments
Select Mavericks partition from OS X Yosemite to return back at boot

Some Mac users who partitioned their Macs to dual boot between the beta OS X Yosemite builds and stable OS X Mavericks releases have discovered a disconcerting issue; their Mavericks partition seems to have vanished and been replaced by an “OS X Installer” partition, forcing them to be stuck in OS X Yosemite. The obvious … Read More

OS X 10.9.4 Update Released with Wi-Fi Bug Fix & Sleep Wake Resolution

Jun 30, 2014 - 8 Comments
OS X Mavericks logo

Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks, versioned as 10.9.4. The update brings several significant bug fixes and security updates, and is recommended to install for all Mac users running OS X Mavericks. Notably, the OS X 10.9.4 update resolves a frustrating problem where a Mac would not automatically rejoin a trusted Wi-Fi … Read More

Is Your /Users Folder Missing in OS X 10.9.3? Here’s How To Show Users Again

May 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Users folder in Mac OS X

Update: iTunes 11.2.1 resolves this problem, making the Users folder visible again while also turning the directory permissions back to normal. All Mac users should install iTunes 11.2.1, even if they only updated to iTunes 11.2 and did not update to OS X 10.9.3 yet.

OS X 10.9.3 Software Update for Mac Now Available

May 15, 2014 - 27 Comments
OS X 10.9.3

Apple has released OS X 10.9.3 for Mac users running Mavericks. The software update includes a variety of bug fixes, security enhancements, and feature improvements to OS X, making it recommended for all Mac users running OS X Mavericks. Additionally, iTunes 11.2.1 has been made available as a separate update. Specifically, OS X 10.9.3 includes … Read More

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