Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.4 update

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Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010, 15:42
Category: News, Software

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After months of anticipation, Apple released its Mac OS X 10.6.4 update for its Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) operating system on Tuesday.

The update, which ranges in size from a few to several hundred megabytes, includes the following fixes and changes:

General fixes and improvements:
– Improves compatibility with some Braille displays
– Resolves an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
– Resolves an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
addresses issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
– Improves reliability of VPN connections
– Resolves a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
– Resolves an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
– Resolves an issue with Parental Controls Time Limits for Open Directory or Active Directory users
– Resolves a display sleep issue with MacBook Pro (Early 2010) computers
– Resolves an issue with MacBook Pro (Early 2010) computers in which the right speaker may sound louder than the left speaker
– Includes Safari 5.0; for more information about Safari 5.0, see this webpage

Fixes and improvements for Aperture 3:
– Adds tethered shooting support for additional digital camera models
– Addresses IPTC metadata compatibility issues

Fixes and improvements for external devices:
– RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras
– Resolves an issue with using third-party USB web cameras
– Resolves an issue with noise when using some third-party FireWire audio devices
– Resolves pairing issues with Apple remotes

Mac OS X 10.6.4 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run and can be downloaded via Mac OS X’s built-in Software Update feature.

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