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.

mac 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.

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