OS X 10.8.3 Unleashed!

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  1. Rafagon

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    Who let the new version of OS X out! Who! Who! Who!

    Apple did, that's who!

    "Who's it for?!" you ask excitedly.

    I'll tell you who it's for...

    This update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including:

    • 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

    Safari 6.0.3 is included in the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3 Update and contains fixes that improve performance, stability, and security, including:

    • 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
     
  2. Rafagon

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    While enjoying my new 10.8.3 version of Apple's world-renowned operating system, OS X, I came across a curious finding. When I disconnect, then re-connect to Wi-Fi, an audible alert is produced. It's the same alert that one hears when one goes from offline to online on Bonjour. This is brand spanking new to 10.8.3, as I just verified that my MBA (still on 10.8.2) does not make this sound.

    Try it yourself! (y)

    Go to the Wi-Fi icon ( Wi-Fi.jpg ) on your Menu Bar, then click on "Turn Wi-Fi Off." Then, turn it back on by going back to the Wi-Fi icon, and selecting one of your home networks. As you re-connect, you'll hear the audible alert!

    Neat, eh? (y)

    What other cool tidbits (that Apple didn't mention in the official release notes [see above post]) have you found while enjoying 10.8.3 on your Mac?
     
  3. Kadelic

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    Meh. I'm still on 10.7.5 and quite happy without any of the widely reported issues with Mountain Lion. I just wish they would update Lion so the control-scroll zoom function wouldn't have to be manually reset every so often. :)
     
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  5. iP5

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    I wish Apple would just drop the "10."

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