Mountain Lion Stories October 22, 2013

Mountain Lion Stories October 17, 2013

“Open in iBooks” button in Mountain Lion iTunes further indicates imminent launch of OS X Mavericks

Users running OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.5 are beginning to see an “Open in iBooks” button for purchased books in the iTunes Store, replacing the previous “Download” button text. The button, while functionless on Mountain Lion, is yet another indication of the imminent launch of OS X Mavericks late this month. Clicking the button on a computer running Mavericks will indeed open the selected book in the all-new iBooks application.

Mountain Lion Stories October 3, 2013

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In line with our reporting from yesterday and from September, Apple has provided Mac users with a pair of important updates. The company has released a new version of the previously released OS X 10.8.5. This new release is a “Supplemental Update” and provides bug fixes for MacBook Air FaceTime Cameras, USB, HDMI, and Bluetooth adapters:

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Mountain Lion Stories September 12, 2013

Following an extensive period of betas for developers, Apple has publicly released OS X 10.8.5. The update is available from the Mac App Store Software’s Update section and is recommended for all users on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4.

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
  • Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
  • Improves Xsan reliability
  • Improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet
  • Improves performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server
  • Addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences
  • Contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0

The build number for the public release is 12F37, which is a single build over the most recent beta. Apple has also issued RAW Camera Compatibility updates and a new version of Safari. Later next month, Apple will release OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Mountain Lion Stories July 10, 2013

Apple seeds OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta build 12F20 to developers

A week following the previous build, Apple has seeded build 12F20 of the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 release to developers.

As with previous builds, Apple says there are no known issues, and the company asks developers to focus on WiFi, Graphics, Wake from Sleep, PDF viewing and accessibility, and Mobile Device Management.

The update is available for developers with older builds of 10.8.5 installed via Software Update in the Mac App Store. It is also available via the Developer Center.

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Mountain Lion Stories July 2, 2013

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