Apple Dishes Out OS X 10.8.4, Fixes Awry iMessages

Apple has released OS X 10.8.4 which comes with some minor fixes. The highlight of the update, though, is that it effectively fixes the problems that users have been facing while using iMessages.


A number of users have been reporting that their iMessage conversations were being displayed out of order. Messages from one conversation were being displayed in another. Apple claims that the new update takes care of this and sorts out any out-of-order conversations.

However, even after installing the update, many users are continuing to witness the bug. Another problem with iMessage is that when you try to search your conversations, the systems either hangs up or starts consuming huge amounts of system resources. The update also resolves this issue.

Apple notes that OS X 10.8.4 also fixes FaceTime calls to non-US phone numbers. Until now, users have been reporting that when they attempt to call a non-US phone number using FaceTime, the system doesn’t allow them to make the call. The resolution of this issue should be a relief for such users.

Another significant part of the update is that it arrives with Safari 6.0.5. The updated browser comes with support for certain websites which hadn’t been loading properly before. Other fixes that Apple has pushed out as part of the update are listed below:

  • 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

Source: Apple
Courtesy: The Verge

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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