Apple has recently released an update for its Mac range of computers running the OS X Mountain Lion. The update has a unique ‘Supplemental Update 1.0’ name. Apple states that it is a necessary download for all those using Mountain Lion.

According to a report by Crazy Engineers, author Kaustubh Katdare states, “Apple has silently released a new supplemental update to the OSX 10.8.1, and calls it version 1.0. We think most of you won’t really need it, but it’s better to keep your computers up to date. If you’re experiencing issues with certain Japanese characters appearing incorrectly in Mail or caught your kids accessing the sites using Safari that you confidently blocked using the parental control settings or have problems booting your machine with more than 64 GB of RAM (yes, 64 GB)? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, it might be a good idea to launch your app center or go to Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen and select the ‘Software Update’ menu item.”

Will not prowl on all Macs

Will not prowl on all Macs

The size of the update is merely 27MB. The update requires a restart of the computer to be implemented.

Apple has also released an update to OS X Lion and it too comes in the form of a Supplemental Update. The report states, “Those who’re running the older OSX may note that there’s another OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update available from Apple to address a nagging issue with the Time Machine and apps signed up using developer IDs failing to launch..

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that its next big Mac operating software, Mountain Lion will be available by July. It has not been even a week since the update has been available, and Apple has already announced that OS X Mountain Lion has been downloaded more than three million downloads, making it its most successful OS X release.

Apple claims that Mountain Lion has more than 200 new features, and it is the ninth major release of the Mac OS. This software is available through the Mac App Store as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for $19.99.

Commenting on this milestone, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, Philip Schiller said, “Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever.”

Some of the Mountain Lion features are:

  • It claims to offer better integration with social networks such as Facebook. It will also come with built-in features to allow sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other services. For instance, you'll get notifications when you get a message or a mention in a Facebook or Twitter post. You need to sign in only once, and you can share directly from other apps you are using.
  • Power Nap ensures that Mac gets updated even while it's in power-saving “sleep” mode. It will get your email messages, back up your files and download software updates automatically. It will work with recent MacBook Air computers and the higher-end MacBook Pro model, the one with the sharper, “Retina” display.
  • It comes with a new Messages app, which has been taken from Apple's mobile operating system, will replace iChat. It will allow users to send messages to other Apple users, whether that person is on a Mac or an Apple mobile device.
  • Mountain Lion will be integrated with iCloud, the new Internet storage service designed for the mobile devices.
  • The software will bring dictation to Macs, essentially allowing the computer to type as you talk.
  • Game Center will store high game scores and help users find opponents on both Macs and Apple mobile devices.

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