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OS X Update Packed With Bug Fixes and Improvements

leopardbox.jpgApple has pushed out an update for Mac OS X Leopard, bring the operating system to version 10.5.5 with some 136 MB worth of updates and bug fixes.

Among the notable issues that the update addresses are some MacBook Air video glitches and remote disc sharing problems. The latest version of Leopard also adds a welcome new backup feature — Time Machine will now handle your iPhone data.

Other improvements include faster Spotlight indexing, improved iPhone sync reliability with iCal and Address Book, numerous bug fixes for Mail.app and quite a bit more. Unlike some Mac updates, Apple has provided rather extensive notes on everything addressed in the update.

Those struggling with the much-criticized MobileMe sync service will be happy to note that Apple claims 10.5.5 will improve “Back to My Mac” reliability.

OS X 10.5.5 includes all the latest Apple Security Updates.

I upgraded my Macbook latest night without any hiccups and so far, while there’s no obvious difference from the previous version, at least things are still running smoothly.

You can upgrade to OS X 10.5.5 by firing up Software Update or by downloading the update directly from Apple.

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