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Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations

You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.

 
 

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0

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Reverting to release notes that make haiku seem wordy, Apple has released something called OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0 that claims to address “an issue with Keychain that can affect 2012 Mac systems.” It’s recommended for all Macs introduced in 2012, but there’s nothing else that hints at what it fixes or how serious the “issue” might be. It’s available via the App Store’s Updates screen, and if it doesn’t appear for you, it’s presumably not necessary for your Mac. (Free, 26.65 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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Comments about OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0
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Phillip  2012-11-27 20:09
Does this address my brand new (purchased 21.11.12) Mac Mini's inability to upgrade from 10.8.1? Apple's software download page says 10.8.2 is a system requirement for the download. Confusing...
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-11-28 09:16
I very much doubt it will address your problem, unfortunately. I would recommend trying the 10.8.2 Combo update at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581 to see if that will work better than a delta update.