Mountain Lion (Installation dialogue)

Just a few moments ago, Apple released an update to Mountain Lion β€” OS X 10.8.3. The update, which has been in beta since December of 2012, brings quite a few new changes into the fold.

The main people that will be happy with this update are Boot Camp users. First of all, Windows 8 is now supported with Boot Camp, which is obviously a big deal for those of you who dual boot your Macs. Secondly, Boot Camp now supports Macs with a 3TB drive. Check inside for more details on the release…

OS X 10.8.2 Release Notes

One of the fixes that’s been included with OS X 10.8.3, is a fix for the issue that causes crashes with File URLs. There’s a few other fixes that can been seen in the screenshot of the Mac App Store above.

Lastly, for those of you who wish to redeem iTunes gift cards using your Mac’s built in camera, there’s support for that as well. OS X 10.8.3 is a free update, and can be downloaded right now via the Mac App Store. Please share your thoughts about the update in the comments below.

  • Updating now…..

    • Gs Jing

      where can I download?

    • everyone help me! i was update into 10.8.3.. and before i already install bootcamp and windows 8. A problem come when i use mac os and a view minutes a screen getting blue screen… whats wrong?

  • Martin

    There’s also a nice update for Retina Macbook Pro users like myself.

    • Yep, thank god Apple does updates good for both parties (Retina and non retina Macbook Pro users) πŸ˜€

    • notewar

      I just bought new retina macbook and wondering what are some good apps that i can put on this new beast.

      • There aren’t many but: Chrome, Kuvva (Ive written an review on it), Tweetbot, VLC, Parallels 8, Spotify, Wallpapers HD, Pixel Mator, Photoshop CS6, Aperture etc πŸ™‚

      • David Villamizar

        Sketch is amazing for vector based graphic design.

    • MarcPhilippeB

      What’s different from the normal update? I hope its that delay when you open the MacBook, thats really annoying.

  • Question is: Is that nasty File:/// bug fixed?

  • ummmm will my mac book pro battery life be improved?

    • Infone

      Not yours; but everyone else’s.

      • Kaptivator


  • Mohammed Sahib

    Any chance Apple may release iOS 6.1.3 soon? Any chance it will include the ability to redeem gift cards by camera?

    • Liam Mulcahy

      I don’t think Apple will include that feature on iOS

  • I redeemed an iTunes gift card with my MBP camera on Feb 17 using 10.8.2. So I dont think that function is new.

    • jabohn

      In the Mac App Store it is new, but not in iTunes itself.

  • KikaidaO1

    Anyone with bootcamp upgrade yet? When I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion, it killed my Windows partition, so I am a bit wary of updates… Even ones that supposedly make bootcamp users happy…

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    does this fix safari crashing

  • Tr1pTr0p

    I’m rocking Windows 8 on my retina MBP already. So what exactly am I missing out on?

    • Bob

      Why would you spend so much $$$ on a Apple laptop and then run Windows on it?

      • He pays for the hardware and outer design. The software isnt worth that much in currency

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Well, pretty much. I had a choice between this and another Windows laptop with better specs, but three times the thickness two+ times the weight, and a half hour battery, with no SSD. Oh, and Windows. I’m only bootcamping for the apps.

      • Damian W

        I would say the software is worth a lot too. Why is it? First of all, most hardware parts in macs are available on regular laptops and PCs. So Macs dont offer very special technology anymore, except the retina in the last macs version. But the software here is just a beautiful design. It gives a new experince when interacting with the computer. And this is worth a lot. It is nice knowing that your computer does not get viruses or is not gonna get random errors as it happened to me on many windows versions.

      • Its probably worth alot to people who use osx. But im talking about actual currency, money. Osx is cheap to buy in their store. Im not saying anything about the value it has for its users. But the actual price

      • Damian W

        I think apple did one little trick here and it is very good one. When you compare windows and M.lion prices it is around $200 vs $20. Now why is this? Well first of, mountain lion can only be used on macs and no other system is even allowed to have it. Therefore, we are obligated to buy their shiny Macs to enjoy M.Lion. When I bought my mac I knew it was overpriced and I could have 3 times stronger laptop for half of the mac’s price. Yet, I chose Mac because of the OSX. You are right in terms of value on the market , OSX is cheap, but it is only the courtesy (trickery) of Apple to do it. If M.Lion was available on all platforms and we would not need Macs to use it, Apple would most likely raise the price to about 200 or more. After all, they would have to make profit from something. They would be in exactly same spot as MS Windows is.

      • Cant argue with u on that part. If the roles where switched osx would cost just as windows do now

      • David Villamizar

        Something I really like is that OS X doesn’t get slower or buggier with more installs, unlike windows that becomes unusable after having some decent amount of software installed.

      • Damian W

        oh in my case it does get slower, but this more due to low specs in my 3 year old macbook pro. Just recently I bought new SSD 500GB and 8GB ram for my old mac, and now it is blazing fast. I hope it is not gonna slow down on me. But you are right, mac speed does not really get affected as long as you are running reasonable amount of apps. My windows is almost always fast, but it is because I have PC with hight specs.

      • Eddiepradom

        Games and certain software that can only be on windows! Macs are great and all put they lack software variety.

  • I hope this fix the issue when i connect a usb device and the keyboard + mouse just freeze for 1 minute

  • Finally fixed some of the bugs in the “Messages” app!

  • Sallieu kamara

    I am a very happy man 4 now,cuz I have updated my iPhone now.thanx to the world of technology

  • Qiren_94

    YES! Finally Windows 8 support for bootcamp.
    They’re really quick this time, it took them ages to support windows 7.

  • Thanks for the update dude :)…Thank God I found your blog.

  • Goku63

    We can install windows8 in a mac?

    • Damian W

      yes, just search on your mac Bootcamp and follow the instructions.

  • Martha Marks

    I’m an old hand with Macs with a brand-new MacBook Pro Retina OS 10.8.3. Love most of it, but my Finder doesn’t want to find stuff I used take for granted, like “Users” and “Library” and such. What it shows me is “All My Files”, Applications, Desktop, Documents, etc. But there’s stuff I know is there that I can’t find.

    Can somebody please help me find my “Users” and “Library” files and such? Thanks in advance if you can!