Apple seeds new OS X 10.9.3 beta, iTunes 11.1.6 beta which restores local contacts, calendar syncing

“Following its latest seed of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta (build 13D17) to developers, Apple has just pushed out a newer pre-release version of the 10.9.3 beta to employees alongside a pre-release version of iTunes 11.1.6 beta,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“iTunes 11.1.6 brings fixes for the latest 10.9.3 builds and ‘restores the ability to sync contacts and calendar information to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from your Mac running OS X 10.9.3,'” Kahn reports. “The ability to sync contacts and calendar data to an iOS device from a Mac was removed previously but remained possible through iCloud syncing.”

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  1. I don’t know how Apple screwed Calendar up so royally. It’s in a non usable state at the moment. I hope they take some time to correct their screwup.

    I think it’s time they brought Forstall back into the fold. His sense of taste matches Jobs. Cook’s sense of taste is like Ballmer version 2.0.

      1. I like to think of Forstall having had his ‘Steve Jobs Moment’, going on his dream quest, walking the desert wastelands, wrestling with his own demons, evolving his spirit much as Jobs did. Then he returns to Apple and…

        No, I’m not on peyote!

    1. It’s the omega-tester “employees”. They don’t seem to be very good at saying, “This is crap!”

      I could do without the wood-grain stuff, but, yeah, go back to making an interface look like an interface…until we have total thought/voice control.

  2. I want an iTunes Lite, something that simply allows a drag and drop of files directly on to my iPhone and iPad.

    I don’t want to analyze them, sort them into genres, composers, playlists, ad infinitum.

    I am busy, I don’t need to have a deep personal relationship with an app, just get the damn files on my devices without going through a bunch of unnecessary steps. Drag and drop from the download folder onto the device and get on with life!

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