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Mac OS X 10.8.4 Available! Lots of Network Fixes

Mac OS X Mountain Lion had it’s share of of bug issues, which were sometimes a real nuisance for Mac users. However, Apple has heard all of your complaints and has now made a lot of bug fixes to make sure its users can enjoy working on Mac OS X once again. The key changes that were made to the Mac OS X are as follows.

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  • Improves compatibility when using mobile accounts, so you will not have any more trouble connecting new devices with your Mac, all devices should connect easily with the Mac now.

  • Improves 802.1X compatibility with Active Directory networks. If you were having trouble connecting to the Active Directory’s networks then you should say good-bye to this problem.

  • Improves Open Directory data replication. No more fussing over data replication because the bugs that were causing this problem are now taken care of.

  • Improves Active Directory log-in performance, especially for cached accounts or when using a local domain. This used to be a bit difficult and sometimes nearly impossible, but the bug fixes have made sure of the fact that you do not face this problem anymore.

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

  • A fix for an issue that may prevent changes to files made over NFS from displaying. You should have your freedom back now.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent certain files from opening after copied to a volume named “Home”. This bug was more like the bug in MS’s notepad, but not anymore because this bug will bother you no more.

  • A fix for an issue that may prevent documents from being saved to a server using SMB. Now you can upload or download documents to any server whether it is using SMB or not.

  • A fix for an issue that may prevent the desktop background picture from being preserved after restart. People who like to customize their desktops really didn’t liked this bug because it prevented them from making the required changes to the desktop’s background. Well, more like, making sure the changes stay put after you restart your Mac.

  • Resolves an issue in which Calendars Birthdays may appear incorrectly in certain time zones. Remember all those times you missed an important birthday just because something in the Mac’s calendar went wrong and couldn’t decide when you notify you about an upcoming birthday, well that issue is no longer a problem.

  • A fix for an issue that may cause iMessages to display out of order in Messages, which caused confusion among users about their messages. Especially, when a message was sent to them.

  • Includes Safari 6.0.5, which improves stability for some websites with chat features and games. Safari was not doing a very good job when it came to browsing websites that supported or had chat features and games on them. But now Mac users can enjoy browser chats and games on their Safari browser.

  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility with text in PDF documents. VoiceOver is an accessibility option, which allows users who are blind or near sighted to use a computer easily. This feature had some issues while being used in PDF documents, but the new bug fixes have solved this issue.

  • A fix for an issue that may prevent scheduled sleep after using Boot Camp. Before this update, the user’s Mac used to schedule a sleep whenever the user used Boot Camp, but according to Apple, they have now taken care of this issue and it should psych users anymore with unscheduled sleeps.

  • A fix for an issue that prevented FaceTime calls to non-U.S. phone numbers. This often resulted in awkward situations for the users, especially when they had no idea who they accidently called or they thought they accidently called. But in reality, it was their Mac that was setting up these random encounters.

  • Microsoft Exchange compatibility improvements in Calendar, so now you can exchange calendar data from MS to Mac OS without facing any difficulties.

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

If any of the above-mentioned issues were bothering you, then you should feel safe now because Apple’s latest update for Mac OS X has taken care of all these issues so you can use your Mac OS without anything doing what it’s not supposed to do.

Or if you are tired of Mountain Lion you can always upgrade to the new OS X 10.9 Mavericks this fall :D. If are like us though and you don’t like to wait, here is a resource for you :).

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