Apple Seeds First OS X 10.9.2 Build to Developers

Apple today seeded the first test build of OS X 10.9.2 to registered Mac developers, just three days after the publicreleaseof OS X 10.9.1. The build, termed 13C32, is available to registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store as well as through the Mac Dev Center.

The OS X 10.9.2 beta first distributed to developers this afternoon includes Apple’sFaceTime audio, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) feature that was originally introduced to the iPhone with iOS 7. With FaceTime audio on both iOS and OS X, Apple users will be able to seamlessly call one another from any device.

FaceTime audio is designed to allow users to initiate voice-only calls with other FaceTime users without turning on the accompanying video feed. Currently, Macs running Mavericks only have access to the standard FaceTime app, which bundles both video and audio.

Mac Pro Pre-Orders, December 16 Availability

At its October media event, Apple narrowed down the launch window for its redesigned Mac Pro to “December”, but with the month having already begun the company has yet to announce a more specific launch date.

German retailer Conrad Electronic has, however, now begun taking pre-orders for the two stock configurations of the new Mac Pro, citing availability of Monday, December 16.