Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update
Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.3, its latest update to the Snow Leopard operating system, on March 29. The update includes several security and application tweaks, and is meant to patch problems with MobileMe, Parental Control, Time Machine and other features. Apple's two previous Snow Leopard updates also addressed a number of security and feature issues. Apple is spending this week gearing up for the April 3 release of the WiFi version of its iPad tablet PC, which has enjoyed strong presales.Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.3, the latest update to Snow Leopard, on March 29. The update includes not only several tweaks to applications such as Time Machine, but also a security component, leading Apple to recommend it for all current users of Snow Leopard. According to Apple, the update is meant to address a number of issues, including reliability of "certain third-party USB devices," photo screen savers, QuickTime X and printers; apparent color issues in iMovie with HD content; OpenGL-based application compatibility; and DNS server ordering "as specified in Network Preferences and DNS reliability." It patches problems related to AirPort and wireless networking, Directory and File Services, iCal, Mail, Mobile Accounts, MobileMe, Parental Control, Rosetta, System Imaging, Time Machine, and Xsan.
And it changes the Daylight Savings Time rules for areas such as Argentina, Fiji, Pakistan and Antarctica. This is important if you live in Argentina, Fiji or Pakistan or are probably the only person using a MacBook on the frozen wastes at the bottom of the world.