Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.6

Apple on Monday released an update for Mac OS X Leopard that fixes almost 40 issues related to the operating system.

The update improves Safari compatibility with Web proxy servers, improved reliability of Time Machine with Tim Capsule and fixed a bug that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.

Apple’s Leopard also suffered from some has security holes.

The update also improves printing under CS3 and improves printing for users of USB-based Brother and Canon printers.

A big change has been made for users of Apple’s MobileMe syncing service. According to Apple, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at

Apple’s Mail app fixes an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting and improves reliability when printing PDF attachments.

An iChat issues that caused pasting text from Microsoft Office has been resolved. A big that could cause an encryption alert to appear in the chat window has also been fixed.

Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 can be downloaded from the software update mechanism in Mac OS X or from the company’s Web site.

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