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Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3 to the masses

Following the release of OS X Mountain 10.8.3 build 12D78 to the super smart and crazy developers earlier in the week, Apple has decided that today is the day to give the masses 10.8.3. While a smaller update (576meg), it does come with a number of new features and enhancements. One of the more notable new features is the ability to redeem an iTunes gift card by using your Mac’s built-in camera. It’s a feature that Apple introduced with the launch of iTunes 11 in November. Do you think this is necessary at all?
Some of the other highlights worth noting include support for installing Windows 8 in Boot Camp (Why in the world would you install Windows on your machine!?!) and Boot Camp support for Mac’s using up to 3TB hard drives. That is one large drive!

The release also includes Safari 6.0.3 and audio related fixes for Logic Pro and 2011 iMacs:

-The ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using Mac’s built-in camera
-Boot Camp support for installing Windows 8
-Boot Camp support for Macs with a 3TB hard drive
-A Fix for an issue that could cause a file URL to quit apps unexpectedly
-A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins
-A fix for an issue that causes audio to stutter on 2011 iMacs
-Includes Safari 6.0.3

I have upgraded already (took about 3 minutes on my Macbook Air) and Safari is the only thing thus far that I am using. I do not run, nor ever will run, Windows on my Mac’s and I don’t really ever see me utilizing the Camera to purchase anything from the Mac App Store.

So have you upgraded?

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