We are looking forward to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2013 next week as rumors show that there could be some notable upgrades to MacBook and the Mac OS X.
We haven’t known if Apple will announce a next version of OS X or not, but it’s good news that they have just released a major update for the OS X Mountain Lion.
The OS X 10.8.4 update could be the last update for Mac OS X Mountain Lion before the announcement of OS X 10.9 next week. However, this is still a major update as it comes with some important fixes and improvements. Apple recommends all OS X Mountain Lion users to update because it will improve the performance, stability, compatibility and security of all Macs.
Specifically, the OS X 10.8.4 includes the following fixes (via Apple Support):
- Improve compatibility of Wi-fi connections to some enterprise networks.
- Better Microsoft Exchange compatibility in Calendar.
- Better support for FaceTime calls to phone numbers outside the U.S.
- Scheduled sleep fix when using Boot Camp.
- Better VoiceOver compatibility for text in PDFs.
- Newest Safari 6.0.5 improves security and also stability when you access websites with games and chat features.
- iMessages fix to display properly in Messages.
- Calendars Birthdays fix to display correctly in certain time zones.
- Desktop background picture fix to prevent it from being preserved after restart.
- Documents fix to be saved to a server using SMB.
- Fix to display changes to files made over NFS.
- Solve the issue that some apps can’t save files to an Xsan volume.
- Improves OpenDirectory data replication.
- Improves Active Directory log-in performance.
- Improves 802.1X compatibility with ActiveDirectory networks.
- Compatibility improvements with using mobile accounts.
Go to Software Update to update your Mac right now and remember to back up your Mac before installation.
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Is this available for all the regions. I have a macbook pro retina but I did not receive any notifications about an update?
Tuan Do says
I don’t get any notification as well but I see the update available when checking in Software Update. Have you checked that?
Not really. I will check. Thanks for the update!