OS X 10.8 Release Notes: Fix Wi-Fi Connection, iMessages Displaying Out Of Order and more Problems

OS X 10.8.4 update

OS X 10.8.4


What Does OS X 10.8 Bring to You?

Mac users now can update to OS X 10.8.4 which includes a new version of Safari (6.0.5), otherwise focuses primarily on bug fixes.

A substantial complaint for many Mac users who use the messaging service to communicate often is that iMessages displayed some messages out of order when sent and received. Now the new OS has fixed the bug. Other significant improvements pertain to Wi-Fi networking, an improvement for Microsoft Exchange interacting with Calendar app, a fix to allow FaceTime calls to certain foreign phone numbers, a resolution to a scheduled sleep issue for Boot Camp users, and improved VoiceOver support with PDF files.

How to Update to OS X 10.8.4

Since OS X 10.8.4 has so many bugs and problems fixed, maybe everyone wants to update to the new OS. The simple and normal way to update to OS X 10.8.4 is to go to the Apple menu and then go to “Software Update”, just as updating other new software. The update is available in the Mac App Store under the “Updates” tab.

Just as update to iOS 6, there is a chance that you lose your iPhone data, though it is a rare chance, it’s always a good idea to make a backup of your iPhone files before beginning any OS update. Here I can recommend a piece of great iPhone backup software for you – iPhone Data Recovery.

The Full List of Release Notes for the 10.8.4 Update to Mountain Lion

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and fixes including the following:

•       Compatibility improvements when connecting to certain enterprise Wi-Fi networks

•       Microsoft Exchange compatibility improvements in Calendar

•       A fix for an issue that prevented FaceTime calls to non-U.S. phone numbers

•       A fix for an issue that may prevent scheduled sleep after using Boot Camp

•       Improves VoiceOver compatibility with text in PDF documents

•      Includes Safari 6.0.5, which improves stability for some websites with chat features    and  games

•       A fix for an issue that may cause iMessages to display out of order in Messages

•       Resolves an issue in which Calendars Birthdays may appear incorrectly in certain time zones

•       A fix for an issue that may prevent the desktop background picture from being preserved after restart

•       A fix for an issue that may prevent documents from being saved to a server using SMB

•       Addresses an issue that may prevent certain files from opening after copied to a volume named “Home”

•       A fix for an issue that may prevent changes to files made over NFS from displaying

•       Resolves an issue saving files to an Xsan volume from certain applications

•       Improves Active Directory log-in performance, especially for cached accounts or when using a .local domain

•       Improves OpenDirectory data replication

•       Improves 802.1X compatibility with ActiveDirectory networks

•       Improves compatibility when using mobile accounts

Furthermore, Apple has said it will unveil the next version of OS X (10.9) next week at WWDC.



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