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Tuesday finally saw Apple pull the trigger on the latest update to OS X Mountain Lion, and as usual for Cupertino, the release notes barely scratched upon the biggest improvement: No more viewing iMessages out of order on the Mac! But Apple was busy on other fronts, satisfying local government with a report on its new Campus 2 project while preparation has begin for WWDC 2013. Read on to find out more details!
After pushing out eight beta builds for developers, Apple released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 on Tuesday, addressing a number of issues related to enterprise Wi-Fi networks, Microsoft Exchange compatibility with Calendar and fixes for both non-U.S. FaceTime calls and scheduled sleep after Boot Camp. The update also includes Safari 6.0.5, which promises to improve stability for "some websites with chat features and games." Perhaps the biggest fix for those who use Messages is a fix for iMessages being displayed out of order, which was a particular thorn in our side from time to time. The update can be installed via Mac App Store or downloaded directly in both regular (342.22MB) and Combo (809.98MB) flavors.
The Verge is reporting that Draw Something creator OMGPOP was indeed part of Zynga's big restructuring on Monday, with the division effectively shut down and its employees now part of the 520 people out of work. The closure comes only a year after Zynga's high-profile, $180 million acquisition of OMGPOP, $95 million of which wound up being written off by the parent company last fall after things didn't pan out quite the way they hoped. The new cuts are intended to save another $80 million, with OMGPOP's New York office shuttered as well as Zynga offices in Los Angeles and Dallas.
Together with real estate consultant Keyser Marston Associates, Apple released a more than 30-page report (PDF link) on Tuesday outlining how the company's upcoming Campus 2 will impact the area economy around Cupertino, complete with tax revenue and job numbers. Although Campus 2 isn't scheduled to open until 2016, the document details public improvements valued at $66 million for the surrounding campus area, which will include bike and pedestrian paths as well as contributions to Cupertino's affordable housing fund. Campus 2 already has Cupertino's support, so the report appears to be more of a formality than a requirement.
As teased only days ago, Google has released Gmail for iOS 2.3.14159, an unassuming-sounding update that introduces the all-new inbox with mail grouped into categories, including Primary for your most important emails. The app also introduces new notification settings, which allow users to better control what kind of alerts they receive for incoming emails; settings include all messages, only important messages or none at all, and notifications can be changed on a per-account basis. The update is now available from the App Store.
It's that time again: On Tuesday, MacRumors began collecting images of banners going up at Moscone West in San Francisco, which will be the site of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference next week. This year's theme is "Where a whole new world is developing," and the banners use the same color scheme as the WWDC 2013 logo we've already seen. Developers will start lining up outside Moscone West in the wee hours of Monday morning, where the keynote address kicks off at 10am PST (1pm EST).
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