All the focus from much of the tech world may be on Apple’s mobile devices, but that doesn’t mean that the folks in Cupertino aren’t beavering away, trying to make the Mac as bug free as possible. That’s when they’re not adding entirely new features, of course.
Apple has just pushed a new update for OS X Mountain Lion, and this 10.8.4 update comes laden with fixes for all kinds of bugs that have been around for what feels like forever now, yes, that’s how annoying they had become over time. Apparently Apple even believes it has improved the state of iMessage with this update, which is no mean feat by any margin.
Recommended for all users with the relevant versions of OS X already installed, 10.8.4 has spent quite some time in the beta stage, which may not come as a surprise when the lengthy release notes are taken into account. We suspect just writing those may have taken some time!
Headlining the fixes is one that apparently improves a Mac’s ability to connect and indeed stay connected to certain corporate Wi-Fi networks. If there is a group of people not known for their patience when it comes to getting IT hardware to work, it’s the corporates. Having Wi-Fi work is certainly a minimum!
A bug that stopped FaceTime calls being made to certain non-US phone numbers has also been quashed for good, according to the aforementioned release notes, and anyone who has suffered from an issue where iMessage would display messages out of sequence may want to get this update ASAP. That includes us here at Redmond Pie, then!
As is so often the case with new releases of OS X, an updates version of the popular Safari web browser has also been included. Now up to version 6.0.5, the updates brings improved compatibility with some web sites with chat features.
Users wishing to update to OS X version 10.8.4 can do so via the Mac App Store right now and it is of course a free update for all existing OS X Mountain Lion users.
After updating, be sure to let us know in the comments section below how the new update has worked out for you. Did it squash the bugs, did it bring new ones? Share with us!