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Apple Distributes OS X 10.1.3 Update

Free update gains OpenGL improvements By Dave Nagel
Did anybody else come home to a new OS yesterday? Apple last evening started distributing Mac OS X 10.1.3 as a free update via the Software Update system pane. It's not a major update to the core system, but it does include video performance improvements, new network enhancements and a few goodies for the consumer in all of us as well.

According to Apple, OS X 10.1.3 improves the reliability of Mac OS X applications, offers new security features and includes new and updated support for a variety of "Digital Hub" peripherals. Updates include

  • Expanded support for QPS, EZQuest, LaCie, Yamaha, MCE Technologies and Sony CD recording devices;
  • Improved support in iPhoto for digital cameras from Canon, Kodak and Sony;
  • Adds DVD Playback on external VGA displays on PowerBook G4;
  • PowerBook video mirroring will be on by default when connecting to a new display;
  • Improvements for the iTunes full-screen visualizer;Login authentication support for LDAP and Active Directory services;
  • OpenSSH version 3.0.2p1;
  • WebDAV support for Digest authentication;
  • Support for SSL encryption in the Mail application.

The 10.1.3 update is available through the Software Update system pane (Apple Menu > System Preferences > Software Update). For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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