Mac OS X 10.4.5 fixes iChat, Safari

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Apple on Tuesday released an update to Mac OS X Tiger, bringing the current version to 10.4.5. According to Apple the update fixes several applications and technologies including iChat video conferencing and Safari rendering of web pages.

Specifically, Apple's Web browser Safari no longer quits unexpectedly when deleting AOL mail messages via AOL webmail. The update also addresses an issue in which you could not sync with an iDisk larger than 4GB.

Users of Apple's Portable Home Directories will notice that files copied across the network now show up as temporary files until the transfer is complete in case the network connection is interrupted before it is finished.

Epson customers that could not print over Airport Extreme should be able to do so with Mac OS X 10.4.5.

Other changes in the update fixes for the usability of Dashboard and widgets; viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall; time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007; VPN connections to Cisco servers when using NAT; and compatibility with third party applications and devices. The update also includes previous standalone security updates.

The update is available from the software update control panel in Mac OS X and can be downloaded from Apple's Web site.

This story, "Mac OS X 10.4.5 fixes iChat, Safari" was originally published by PCWorld.

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