Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update.

If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to download OS X 10.10.1 update and update your Mac, see the instructions shown below.

Tip! Before updating to the latest OS X update, don’t forget to backup your Mac using Time Machine.

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How to Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update and Install?

If you are using OS X Yosemite already on your Mac, the simplest way to download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is to use the Mac App Store.

  1. Click on the Apple menu and choose the App Store to launch it. You can also find the App Store logo on the dock, click on it to launch it.
  2. Now, visit the Updates tab, you will find the latest OS X 10.10.1 update. Click on the Install button and let the App Store download the update and apply it.
  3. The download time depends on the speed of your internet. Once App Store completes the process, you may be asked to restart your Mac.

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Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Standalone Installer

Another way to get the update is through Apple Support Downloads page. Visit the page here for OS X 10.10.1 standalone installer direct download link. You can use the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 manual update installer if you want to update multiple Macs but you don’t want to download the update multiple times.

OS X 10.10.1 Release Notes

Apple states that the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update “improves the stability and compatibility of your Mac” making it recommended.

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1: List of Security Issues Fixed

Here’s the list of all security issue fixes in a brief. You can see the complete details here.

  • Fixed an issue with CFNetwork where website cache may not be cleared when you leave private browsing. (CVE-2014-4460)
  • Fixed an issue with Spotlight that caused unnecessary information to be included as part of the initial connection between Spotlight or Safari and the Spotlight Suggestions servers. (CVE-2014-4453)
  • Fixed an issue in System Profiler About This Mac that sent unnecessary information as part of a connection to Apple to determine the system model. (CVE-2014-4458)
  • Fixed an issue in WebKit. If you visit a maliciously crafted website, it may cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-4459)

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1: List of Bug Fixes

Here’s the complete list of bug fixes in OS X 10.10.1 update.

  • Improves Wi-Fi reliability
  • Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent Mail from sending messages through certain email service providers
  • Addresses an issue prevents connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
  • Resolves an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Notification Center settings to not be retained after a restart
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
  • Resolves an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese

Along with the release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update, Apple has also released iOS 8.1.1 for supported iOS devices. More information on iOS 8.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is here.

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