OS X Mountain Lion

Heads up Mac users, Apple has just released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. The update, which was in beta testing for several months, features a number of long awaited improvements and bug fixes.

Included in the list of refinements is better compatibility with certain Wi-Fi networks, Exchange improvements in Calendar, and—yes!—a fix for the iMessage issue that displays messages out of order…

Here’s the full change log for 10.8.4:

  • 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

As usual, Mac owners can download the update by via the Mac App Store.

  • Gorgonphone

    im bored

    • Get a Dell PC then. Installing useless updates every other day, and cleaning up your computer from various infections will keep you busy.

      • Om

        Well said, Sebastien. I’ve never owned a Mac in my life. Would love to own one, but can’t afford it. 🙁

      • mehrab

        true sad story

      • dpacemaker

        Perfectly put Sebastian, I was able to get a Mac nearly a year ago and I will never own a PC again. Updates are faster, less frequent, and it is just simpler overall to use.

      • JT

        I got both systems. I use the PC for gaming and work. And the retina for surfing.

      • dpacemaker

        I can understand that, while I do not do gaming on a computer(PS3) the windows PC is better for gaming since you can easily modify it to be a game power house. I agree with your other comment about Fanboyism. While I like my Apple Products I do believe that others make good products, they just are not good for me, what is good for me isn’t what’s good for another person, and vice versa.

      • JT

        Not sure where he asked for a PC? And id rather get an HP or Acer before a dell tbh. Tiresome to see the never ending fanboism between platforms that takes place on this website. All sides got their pros and cons

      • Frostybrutality

        Hp or Acer? Thats aiming real high on the low end garbage they produce like Dell. Acer?! Seriously? They are equally bad as Dell.
        You should only get Asus, Samsung (GASP!), or Sony or i guess Toshiba.

      • JT

        Acer is easy peasy to repair and by spare parts. Asus syre, they look good etc. But you cant buy motherboards for them in my country because asus made a deal with one repairshop so they are exclusive (i work with computer repairs). Samsung, meh. Look good. Odd spare parts pricing. Toshiba is good. HP is thesame as acer. Cheap as potatoe chips to buy parts.

        Dell is just garbage. I never recommend custumers to buy a dell.

        Sony vaio series is OK. You can get parts. But it will cost

      • Phil Gamboa

        I converted my entire house to Apple last year, and will NEVER go back. I have a work PC and ONE Laptop PC for those apps that don’t work on Apple, but that Laptop PC RARELY gets used.

      • mehrab

        i just love you man no homo you just killed him

  • Frostybrutality

    Finally! iMessage works properly!

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  • Damian W

    In other words…nothing new. Same old Apple and the famous “updates”.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I’m actually excited to see OS X 10.9 because I may be getting a new MacBook Pro this summer. Although I’m big on iOS, I’m excited to see what improvements Apple will make.

  • Ricky Rodriguez

    Ya iMessage bug fixed… that bug annoyed me so much i had to restart messages and sometimes even IMagent

    • Has it been consistent for you? I am still seeing the bug..

  • I am still seeing the iMessage out-of-order bug! Just now, I started on my phone, moved to my laptop…and stuff is out of order. Sooo infuriating.

  • Guess what, the fix for the desktop wallpaper doesn’t work. When I reboot the wallpaper isn’t saved.