Apple has just released the latest update for OS X Yosemite (10.10.2). This update marks the second update for the new operating system since its October 2014 release. It is understood that testing for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 began back in late November. Apple introduced six beta tests to developers before unleashing the update into the public domain.

As per usual, the OS XYosemite 10.10.2 update can be downloaded via the Mac App Store.

The following issues have been resolved in this latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite:

  • Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect.
  • Resolves an issue that may cause web pages to load slowly.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Spotlight to load remote email content when the preference was 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 causes VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly.
  • Improves stability and security in Safari.

According to the release notes, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 resolves issues with Wi-Fi, fixes issues with Safari web pages that load slowly, improves VoiceOver and improves audio and video syncing when using Bluetooth headphones. The update also adds the ability to browse through iCloud Drive in Time Machine. OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 also includes Safari 8.0.3. Interestingly Apple has also released standalone Safari updates for OS X Mavericks (7.1.3) and OS X Mountain Lion (6.2.3). The Security Update 2015-001 is now also available for OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion.

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 update also fixes several outstanding security flaws, including one issue, which caused Spotlight to load remote email content even when the Mail preference was disabled, and also the “Thunderstrike” hardware exploit affecting Thunderbolt-equipped Macs was looked into as well. These vulnerabilities were infamously detected by Google’s Project Zero.

The file sizes for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update is 554.3 MB and for the Combo Update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 it is 840.3 MB.

If you own a Mac and are running OS X Yosemite, I suggest you head on over to the Mac App Store as soon as you are able to and grab the updates to ensure you stay as safe as you can.

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