Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.2 Update

Coming in at two months after their previous update, Apple have today released their latest major update for Snow Leopard, which also arrives with a security patch that includes their previous OS X release, Leopard.

The Snow Leopard update to 10.6.2 arrives with a host of fixes that are aimed at improving the reliability of the operating system itself, while others are aimed at technical bugs related to Apple software that comes pre-loaded (Mail, Safari), as well as improvements to iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio and fixes for some graphical and font issues.

Fixes included in the Snow Leopard update:
· an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account
· an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
· Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
· the reliability of menu extras
· an issue in Dictionary when using Hebrew as the primary language
· shutter-click sound effect when taking a screenshot
· an issue with the four-finger swipe gesture
· an issue adding images to contacts in Address Book
· an issue in Front Row that could cause sluggish or slow frame rates while watching videos
· creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users
· reliability and duration of VPN connections
· general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
· overall improvements to VoiceOver performance
· 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

You can find the full list of Snow Leopards fixes at Apple's website, the 10.6.2 update can be downloaded manually from Apple here or via Software Update in Snow Leopard.

The released security update fixes a list of flaws in numerous software used on both Leopard and Snow Leopard for applications such as Quicktime, plus included features such as Spotlight, to add to a number of other parts of the OS X system.
The security update is included in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update, but for Leopard users, you can download the update via the Software Update utility or by downloading it manually from Apple here.

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