osx10.8.1

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2

In addition to the release of iOS 6, Apple has also released OS X 10.8.2 to the public. The update is currently available via the Software Update functionality in the Mac App Store.

This update offers a number of enhancements, including Facebook integration and Game Center. It also supports several features integrating with iOS 6, such as Passbook passes and iMessage/FaceTime access via phone number.

This update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users, and includes new features and fixes:

Facebook

– Single sign on for Facebook
– Adds Facebook as an option when sharing links and photos
– See Facebook friends’ contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
– Facebook notifications now appear in Notification Center

Game Center

– Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
– Facebook friends are included in Game Center friend recommendations
– Added Facebook “Like” button for games
– Challenge friends to beat your score or achievement

Other new features

– Adds Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
– iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac
– You can now add passes to Passbook (on your iPhone or iPod touch) from Safari and Mail on your Mac
– FaceTime can now receive calls sent to your phone number
– New shared Reminders lists
– New sort options allow you to sort notes by title, the date you edited them, and when you created them
– Dictation now supports additional languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
– Dictionary app now includes a French definition dictionary
– Sina Weibo profile photos can now be added to Contacts

Direct downloads available through Apple’s site include:

– OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.2 (665.48 MB)
– OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.2 (Combo) (665.39 MB)

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