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OS X 10.8.4 Update (with Safari 6.0.5) Downloads/Info:
Here's the docs with info about the OS X v10.8.4 Update (w/reminder to backup before updating) and security fixes in OS X v10.8.4 and Safari 6.0.5 that's included. Download pages for 10.8.4 Delta and Combo Updaters:

For readers that sent reports on using Chameleon SSD Optimizer/OS X Trim Enabler, let me know if you have any problems w/10.8.4. (Updater may overwrite enabler changes/mods.) Ditto for anyone that sees any pros or cons with 10.8.4.

I updated a 2012 Mini w/Intel 520 SSD (no TRIM, no 3rd party addons) using the D/L 10.8.4 delta updater, although after restart a Software Update check still listed OS X 10.8.4 despite "about this mac" verifying 10.8.4 was installed. Selecting update in the SU window cleared it. Disk Utility Volume verify (and permissions) checks clean.
   But I have seen the repeating coreaudio console messages (automatic stack shots disabled/enabled - ref: apple forum thread) with every sound played, even a simple alert tone in the Finder. Here are examples of the messages ('nnn' used in example, as number varies):

    coreaudiod[nnn] Disabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is active (at start)
    coreaudiod[nnn] Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive (at end)

And I have no 3rd party addons, no added audio plugins, system mods, etc. (I suspect this is common/normal behavior now but feel like someone left a debug mode enabled in the final release.)

Here's links to a few Apple forum early posts on OS X 10.8.4 update problems some have seen. (Often not common, but a FYI as some may include tips or later solutions.)

As always, don't forget to check for any updates to 3rd party addons/plugins/etc you may have installed. (Also old tips like disconnecting/reconnecting devices, reinstalling the OS update from a Download/Combo updater (link above), Recovery boot for volume repairs, (or reinstalls), test with a different acct login (as a check for problems with addons/prefs in the original acct), pram/nvram zap, smc reset, cache clearing, etc.) A current backup before updating of course is a must. (Having a known good/bootable clone of the boot volume is also well worth the cost imo.)
  

Security Update 2013-002 for Snow Leopard/OS X Lion (Client/Server) Info/Downloads:
The DL pages just say "Security Update 2013-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X". (Details are in this doc.)
Here's the download pages for Lion and Snow Leopard client and server updaters:

I updated my 2007 iMac (10.6.8) work machine using the D/L updater.
  

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Monday, June 3rd, 2013 News Archive
  • Next Mac Pro said to ditch expansions, arrive this fall
  • What to expect from WWDC 2013
  • New (Haswell based) MacBook Pro and MacBook Air may debut at WWDC
  • Researchers: We can hack an iPhone through the charger
  • Photos of Apple's new entry-level iPhone supposedly leak
  • Steve Jobs as Rockefeller: DOJ's e-books theory dates back to railroad cartel days
  • Apple reaches iRadio deal with Warner Music, suggesting WWDC launch
  • Review of Arcane Legends for iOS (sponsor blog)
  • Apple's WWDC iOS App
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - Apple Service Training and Certification FAQ
    - iOS: How to back up and restore your content
    - Aperture: "Please Try Again Later" message when ordering books or prints
  • Other News/Reviews/Op-Ed/Tech/OT:
    - Review: SanDisk Extreme II SSD
    - Tested: How Improved is Intel's Haswell HD 4600 Graphics?
    - Review: Intel Core i7-4700K (Haswell)
    - Analyst: Expect sweeping console price cuts at E3
    - Google's app store downloads could surpass Apple's by June
    - Asus Transformer Book Trio runs Windows 8 and Android simultaneously
    - Poorly secured wireless networks: it's partially the mfrs fault
    - Ford recalling 465,000 2013 models to check for fuel tank leaks
    - Amazon Reviews That Make Us Giggle
    - 101 Best Written TV Series

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