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Mac OS X update fixes 70 problems

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.3

Apple has released an update to Mac OS X, fixing 70 problems with the operating system and its components.

Among the changes in Mac OS X 10.5.3 are several fixes for Apple's Time Machine backup application. Compatibility issues with its hardware counterpart, Time Capsule have been addressed, as have compatibility issues with Aperture 2. Reliability has been improved when doing a full restore from a Time Machine backup and an alert message incorrectly stating that a backup volume doesn't have enough space has been fixed.

Apple's virtual desktop application, Spaces, received some minor updates, as well. A problem that could cause the reordering of application windows when switching desktops and then switching back has been fixed. An issue when pressing Command-Tab may incorrectly switch to a new space and reliability when syncing to .Mac have both been fixed in the update.

Mail received ten updates in Mac OS X 10.5.3. Among them a stability issue when dragging large attachments to a mail message and reliability issues when changes are made to a mailbox while offline.

iChat reliability while screen sharing and an issue with group chats not being indexed in Spotlight has been addressed.

Automator, AirPort, Address Book, Parental Controls and VoiceOver all received reliability enhancements with the update.

The 420MB Mac OS X 10.5.3 update is available for download via from the software Update control panel.

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