OS X 10.8.4 Promises Wi-Fi and Facetime Fixes

Apple's released an update for Mac OS X 10.8, bringing it to 10.8.4. Among the under-the-hood changes are promised fixes for enterprise Wi-Fi woes and international Facetime calling, along with an updated version of Safari.

Specifically, OS X 10.8.4 promises

  • 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

Aside from the updated version of Safari — for the very small audience that uses it — there's not a lot of "wow" features that make it appear to be a must-have unless you're a victim of those specific bugs. It's available as an update now via Software update or the Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.4


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