Snow Leopard update squashes bugs

Summary:The Mac OS X v10.6.2 Update released Monday includes "fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac," Apple says.

The Mac OS X v10.6.2 Update released Monday includes "fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac," Apple says. Before installing the update, be sure to back up your Mac with Time Machine (and to a clone system on a bootable external volume if downtime is a concern). What's included? Here are some of the fixes on the list that I noticed:
General operating system fixes: •Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts •an issue with the four-finger swipe gesture •creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users •reliability and duration of VPN connections •this update addresses video playback and performance issues for iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers that may occur in some situations while AirPort is turned on

Mail fixes: •a situation in which Mail's unread count may not update properly as messages are read on another computer •an issue that can cause Address Book and/or Mail to stop responding when opened •an issue in which email messages received from an Exchange Server are not formatted correctly •an issue in which Mail reports "Account exceeded bandwidth limits" for some Gmail accounts MobileMe fixes: •performance when accessing files from iDisk via the Finder and syncing iDisk files •reliability and performance when syncing contacts, calendars, and bookmarks with MobileMe (syncing with iTunes and iSync are also improved) Network file systems fixes: •compatibility with third-party AFP servers •file synchronization for portable home directories Safari fixes provided for: •Safari plug-in reliability

Topics: Apple, CXO, Hardware, IT Employment, Mobile OS

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David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication a... Full Bio

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