If you're a Mac user, you have a little updating to do. To tide us over until Snow Leopard
, the next major version of the Macintosh operating system, Apple earlier this week released an update
with the exciting name "v10.5.8." Here's what it holds in store for you:
- A new version of Safari, version 4.0.2, fixes some security holes and also allows better searching of browser history.
- Bluetooth compatibility is said to be improved, meaning external devices should connect more quickly and stay connected more reliably.
- If you've noticed extremely slow boot times, they may be fixed with this update.
- Some issues connecting to AirPort wireless networks have been fixed.
- Support for RAW file formats has been extended, meaning greater compatibility with high-end digital cameras.
- A suite of miscellaneous security fixes.
Should you update? We'd say so. Apple updates tend to be fairly reliable, and while this one doesn't include anything ground-breaking, it does have a number of minor improvements that should make for a more seamless computing experience. And it's free, of course, so that helps, too. Just the same, it wouldn't hurt to back up anything important before you click on the 'Software Update' option in the Apple menu. [From: Apple Support