OS X 10.8.4 released to address numerous big fixes, just before WWDC 2013
Dan | On 08, Jun 2013
With only a few days left until WWDC 2013, Apple has issued an update to their Operating System software to bring the version to OS X 10.8.4.
Users had been reporting a variety of issues from trouble connecting to some WiFi networks or problems with conversations in the Messages App being out of order. In the OS X 10.8.4 update, released on Tuesday, Apple says these various issues should now be resolved.
OS X 10.8.4 is said to improve compatibility for connecting to enterprise WiFi networks as well as fixing the issue with messages appearing in a non-chronological order as previously mentioned. It also fixes a problem where FaceTIme calls could not connect to users outside the US correctly.
OS X 10.8.4 Update
There’s a whole bunch of other bug fixes which OSX 10.8.4 so here’s a full rundown:
- 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
Apple is expected to release the next version of its OS X software – 10.9 – next week at WWDC 2013 which will undoubtedly bring a whole load of new functionality, so it is no doubt that Apple wanted to squash these bugs before a new version of OS X hits.
Fire up your App Store on your Mac now to download the update.