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Report: Supplemental Update breaks Nvidia Driver Update for OS X 10.8.5 (12F37)
(From a reader mail - updated Oct. 9th with later notes on new drivers.)

"Supplemental update disables Gforce card driver
just want to share my experience with the latest 10.8 supplemental update.
After installing, the Geforce driver (latest one from NVidia [Sept. 19th]) was disabled, because of "being not compatible with this OS".
But the OS X internal driver works so far.
Mac Pro, 3.1, Gforce 660 (no Mac Version), OS 10.8.5 (new build 12F45).
Maybe some interested in.
Kind regards, Jörg"

Thanks for the note. I wonder if that's due to Nvidia noting the driver was for the original 12F37 build. (i.e. Was a build check included and will Nvidia will update the driver again or does 12F45 already have their fixes.) Since the Oct 3rd (revised) OS X 10.8.5 D/L updaters are also build 12F45, I assume installing them would also break the nvidia (12F37) drivers.
(Update: New Drivers for OS X 10.8.5 build 12F45 (and a CUDA update) - see Oct. 9th news.)

Updated Info on Mac Compatible 802.11ac Cards/Adapters (PCIe, USB, Mini-PCIe)
Our Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters/Cards page updated with a reader's comments on his tests of the Asus PCIe 802.11ac card in a Mac Pro and link to an ebay auction on a Broadcom 802.11ac BCM4352 (2x2) based mini-PCIe card. (Thanks Pierre.) Also added copies of previous posts on USB 3.0/USB 2.0 802.11ac Adapters with Mac OS X (10.4-10.8) drivers and a previous post on Mini-PCIe card/Mods.
WD My Book Live Firmware Update to Fix OS X 10.9/Time Machine Problems:
There's an Oct. 7th, 2013 dated Western Digital My Book Live Firmware Update that lists these fixes:

Firmware Version 02.43.03 - 022 (10/7/2013)
  • Resolved compatibility issue with Time Machine in OSx Mavericks 10.9.x
  • Resolved issue of inaccessible shares in Windows 8 for accounts that do not have a password set

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Friday Oct. 4th, 2013 News Archive
    • Suppl. Update Feedback confirm fixes for drive sleep/eject, audio, camera problems
    • FYI/Tip on 2013 MacBook Air FaceTime Camera Fix
    • OWC SSD Firmware Update (and new updaters)
    • OS X Mavericks Goes Gold Master and may signal new macs
    • 2 Years After Steve Jobs, Is Apple a Different Company?
    • Security firm says iPhone bug can thwart device wiper
    • iOS 7's Airplane mode 'can be exploited for iPhone account hijack'
    • The iPhone 5S Motion Sensors are Screwed Up (not calibrated?)
    • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
      - About integrated video on Intel-based Macs
      - iCloud: About storage buffering
      - AirPrint Basics (with list of compatible printers)
      - OS X Server: "Custom" service data location after migration or upgrade
      - iOS: Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcode
    • Other New/Reviews/Tech/OT:
      - Review: WD My Cloud
      - Choosing a Gaming CPU: Oct. 2013
      - 65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
      - A Charger Powers Your Smartphone, Sniffs for Malware
      - Review: House of Wax (1953) - 3D (Blu-ray)
      - Movie Review: Gravity (IMAX 3D)

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