Last week, Apple introduced the latest update to Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard." As with other recent Leopard updates, the 10.5.6 update focused on bug fixes and security patches. However, there are some welcome feature upgrades ï¿¼ including improvements to MobileMe's "push" synchronization for contacts, calendars and bookmarks.
Last week, Apple introduced the latest update to Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard." As with other recent Leopard updates, the 10.5.6 update focused on bug fixes and security patches. However, there are some welcome feature upgrades ï¿¼ including improvements to MobileMe's "push" synchronization for contacts, calendars and bookmarks.Most Mac users who have accounts with administrator privileges should see a prompt to install the update automatically. However, non-admin users will need to contact an administrator in order to handle the update.
Note that this update is huge! If you're running Mac OS X 10.5.5, the download is 372MB. If you're running Mac OS X 10.5.0 through 10.5.4, it's a whopping 688MB. Expect the download to take a while.
ï¿¼ Improves reliability of Address Book syncing with iPhone and other devices and applications.
ï¿¼ Includes graphics improvements for iChat, Cover Flow, Aperture, and iTunes.
ï¿¼ Includes fixes for possible graphics distortion issues with certain ATI graphics cards.
ï¿¼ Fixes an issue that could cause messages identified as junk to remain in the inbox.
ï¿¼ Addresses an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting.
ï¿¼ Improves reliability when printing PDF attachments.
ï¿¼ Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at me.com.
ï¿¼ Addresses an issue in which a parentally-controlled account could be unable to access the iTunes Store.
ï¿¼ Includes general fixes for time limits.
ï¿¼ Resolves an issue that prevented adding allowed websites from Safari via drag and drop.
ï¿¼ Fixes issues that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.
ï¿¼ Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.
ï¿¼ Improves compatibility with web proxy servers.
ï¿¼ Adds a Trackpad System Preference pane for portable Macs.
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