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Apple has released OS X 10.8.4 update to fix bugs and close many security holes. The update includes Safari 6.0.5 update which fixes security issues found in the browser. A security update for earlier Mac OS X versions, Security Update 2013-002, was also released along.

According to the security advisory released by Apple, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and Security Update 2013-002 update fixes 31 vulnerabilities in the operating system. Further 26 security issues were fixed in Safari 6.0.5.

Apple has released an update to its desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.6.5. This update is the fifth update to its Snow Leopard operating system. The update brings a number of fixes for a lot of issues. The fixes released includes fixes for printing problems, Exchange compatibility, and improved graphics drivers. The update also includes many security fixes.

The maintenance release update for Mac OS X addresses printing issues like delays between print jobs, connecting some HP printers to Airport base stations, VoiceOver bug in Safari, and spacing of OpenType fonts. It addresses networking and syncing features such as improved Microsoft Exchange server reliability and compatibility, improved syncing between Address Book and Google Contacts, better performance with Active Directory, and reliability of Ethernet connections.

AVG Technologies has unveiled AVG LinkScanner for the Mac operating system. AVG LinkScanner for Mac is the first free AVG product designed for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard and supports Internet browsers Safari 3.x, Safari 4.x, Safari 5.x and Mozilla Firefox 3.x and higher.

According to AVG research, 99 percent of all malicious threats are delivered through the web and cannot be stopped with traditional antivirus software. These threats can come and go within hours and can live on familiar, big-name sites and even on third-party applications on popular social networking sites, without users even noticing. And with the growing popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and others, the bad guys are using these sites as their main vehicle for spreading malware.

Good news for all Apple Mac users! Freebie for Mac users is very rare, but Digiarty Software is showing the love by offering the WinX DVD Ripper for Mac, normally $35.95, absolutely free, with no strings attached. My Technology Guide readers must be already familiar with the name WinX. It’s because Digiarty Software in the past has giveaway a few Windows-only freebies, most notably the Windows version of the same app and other WinX applications as well. (sorry, but those offer’s are long gone).