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OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update Feedback
Early feedback on the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update has been positive from 10.8.5 users that had previously reported (in Apple's OS X Mountain Lion forum) problems with drives 'ejecting' in sleep (warning message seen when waking), drives going to sleep despite energy saver settings and no HDMI audio after waking from sleep. (One common quirk is after installing the Supplemental Update, the Mach_Kernel file is visible. Thread includes a post with terminal command to hide it.)

FYI/Tip on 2013 MacBook Air FaceTime Camera Fix:
If you had previously replaced the CoreMedia AppleCamera.plugin in OS X 10.8.5 as a workaround, the Supplemental update won't fix the Facetime camera/32bit apps problem but reinstalling the Oct. 3rd OS X v10.8.5 Combo Updater should solve the problem. (Installing the Oct. 3rd 10.8.5 Combo Updater results in the same OS X build (12F45) as installing the Supplemental Update over a previous OS X 10.8.5 (12F37) install. And the Mach_Kernel file stays hidden.)

Report: Supplemental Update breaks Nvidia OS X 10.8.5 (12F37) Driver Update
See report from a Mac Pro/Nvidia card user in Monday, Oct. 7th, 2013 archive.
(On Oct. 9th, Nvidia released another driver update compatible w/12F45, and a CUDA update but check the Video Topics page, Graphics Card section for the later driver updates for OS X.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Thursday Oct. 3rd, 2013 News Archive
  • OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update info/download (fixes for 4 common issues)
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update (added Supplemental Update info)
    - About the security content of the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Supplemental Update
    - How to identify iMac models
    - Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters
    - Mac computers: Liquid damage not covered by warranty
    - Apple computers: Troubleshooting issues with video on internal or external displays
    - MacBook Air (Original, Late 2008, and Mid 2009) Hinge Quality Program has ended
    - AirPrint Basics (with list of compatible printers)
    - Aperture 3: Tips on tethered shooting
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Reminders and Tasks
    - iOS: How to back up and restore your content
    - iOS: Understanding Restrictions (parental controls)
    - iTunes Store: Closed captioning
    - iPod not recognized in My Computer and in iTunes for Windows
    - iAd Producer 4.1: Release notes
    - iAd Producer 4.1: iOS Simulator doesn't switch to iOS 6 if opened in iOS 7 64-bit
    - iAd Producer 4.1: iTunes Radio banner ads might not load from the iAd Server
    - iAd Producer 4.1: iAd Producer quits unexpectedly on first sign-in to iAd Server
    - iAd Producer 4.1: After tapping an iTunes Radio banner in the iOS Simulator, the ad's media does not play

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