Apple releases OS X 10.8.5 with fixes for several bugs

Apple has released OS X 10.8.5, an update to Mountain Lion that fixes file transfers over 802.11ac and an issue with getting screen savers to start, among other things. The full release notes:

The 10.8.5 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and improves stability, compatibility, and security for your Mac. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
  • Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Resolves and issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
  • Improves Xsan reliability

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To download the update, go to  > Software Update, or open the Mac App Store and go to the "Updates" section.