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    Apple updates Mountain Lion to 10.8.3, brings Windows 8 Boot Camp support and more

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    Apple today released an update to OS X Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.3. The update comes with  new features that benefit Windows users and many fixes for OS X. OS X 10.8.3 includes new features such as support for installing Windows 8 via Boot Camp, and Boot Camp support for Mac using a hard drive bigger than 3 TB. Now for those running OS X on their Mac, OS X 10.8.3 brings Safari 6.0.3 and adds the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using the Mac’s built-in camera.

    Here are all the features and fixes Mountain Lion 10.8.3 brings to your Mac:

    • The ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac’s built-in camera
    • Boot Camp support for installing Windows 8
    • Boot Camp support for Macs with a 3 TB hard drive
    • A fix for an issue that could cause a file URL to quit apps unexpectedly
    • A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins
    • A fix for an issue that may cause audio to stutter on 2011 iMacs
    • A fix for an issue in Contacts that may cause cards to print out of order
    • A fix for an issue that may cause the desktop picture to change after logging out or restarting
    • A fix for an issue in Messages that may cause messages to appear out of order after waking from sleep
    • A fix for an issue that may cause the screen to display incorrectly after waking from sleep
    • Improves compatibility with IMAP servers in the Notes app
    • Allows the Slideshow screen saver to display photos located in a subfolder
    • A fix for an issue in Contacts that may cause addresses to print in the wrong location
    • Reliability improvements when using a Microsoft Exchange account in Mail
    • Xsan reliability improvements
    • A fix for an issue that could cause Active Directory accounts to be locked out after accessing the Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences
    • A fix for an issue that could cause link aggregation to not complete after a restart
    • A fix for an issue that could cause delays when logging into an Active Directory account on high latency networks

    Safari 6.0.3 improvements:

    • Improves scrolling on facebook.com
    • Improves scrolling while zoomed in on a webpage
    • Improves performance on webpages with plug-in content
    • A fix for an issue that could cause the inaccurate appearance of an alert that bookmarks can’t be changed
    • A fix for an issue that could cause duplicate bookmarks to appear on an iOS device after editing bookmarks with Safari in OS X
    • A fix for an issue that permitted users to access unfiltered search results when searching from google.com when Parental Controls are enabled
    • A fix for an issue that could prevent Safari from restoring the last position on a webpage a user navigated back to

    You can download the update in Software Update or from the App Store.

    (support.apple, via slashgear)

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