Apple OS X 10.8.5 Update Brings Mail, Screensaver Improvements

Apple has released the latest update for OS X 10.8. This update is arriving as OS X 10.8.5 and will be available by way of the software update section of the Mac App Store. Apple is putting this out as a recommended update for all Mountain Lion users and has it listed as bringing the usual array of improvements dealing with stability, compatibility and security.

More specific, the 10.8.5 update deals with Mail, WiFi and your screensaver. Touching on the first item on the list, Mail, and we are seeing this update bring a fix that may have prevented Mail from displaying certain messages. The 10.8.5 update should also resolve an issue that was preventing the screensaver from automatically starting.

Shifting over to the improvements and we see a few items listed. The listed improvements include AFP file transfer performance over WiFi 802.11ac, Xsan reliability and performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server. In addition there was also mention of improved reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet.

Anyway, as mentioned those with Mountain Lion will be able to grab this latest update by way of the Mac App Store. And as we often see, a restart will be required so make sure you plan accordingly before hitting the update button.

Otherwise, while it is always nice to see updates coming for the current version, we suspect many are already looking forward to seeing Mavericks. Apple announced OS X Mavericks back in June and according to recent reports — it should be released sometime in late-October.