On the heels of releasing its latest mobile operating system iOS 6, Apple has also released OS X 10.8.2 to the general public. OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 brings the much anticipated Facebook integration that allows users to post to Facebook from Notification Center, share photos, and posts statuses right from the operating system itself without having to open the actual Facebook Web site. Just like in iOS 6, Facebook is integrated with GameCenter and the Contacts stored on your Mac. The update also packs Power Nap support for late-2010 MacBook Air laptops.
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 update also includes support for several features integrating with iOS 6, such as Passbook passes and iMessage/FaceTime access via phone number. The update is currently available via the Software Update functionality in the Mac App Store. The download is just over 365MB and download speeds will vary depending on your Internet connection. The update is free for anyone that purchased OS X Mountain Lion already. You will need to restart your computer after installing the update.
Apple also released OS X Lion 10.7.5 fixing minor bugs and stability improvements as well as fixing Gatekeeper, which aims to protects you from apps not signed by Apple.
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Change Log:
- 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 inNotificationCenter
- Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
- Facebook friends are included inGameCenterfriend 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
- Requires iOS 6
The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 update also includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, including the following fixes:
- Adds an option to discard the changes in the original document when choosing Save As
- Unsent drafts are now opened automatically when launching Mail
- Receive Twitter notifications for mentions and replies from anyone
- URLs are shortened when sending tweets fromNotificationCenter
- Notifications are disabled when AirPlay Mirroring is being used
- Adds SSL support for Google searches from the Smart Search Field in Safari
- Adds a new preference to have Safari launch with previously open webpages
- Resolves an issue that may cause the “Enable Autodiscover” checkbox to always remain checked
- Enables access to the Mac App Store when Parental Controls are enabled
- Support for @icloud.com email addresses
- Resolves a video issue with some VGA projectors when connected to certain Mac notebooks
- Addresses an issue that may prevent Active Directory accounts from being locked out
- Resolves an issue that may cause the policy banner to re-appear prior to logging in
- Improvements to SMB
- Addresses an issue withNISusers when auto-login is enabled
- Addresses an issue in which the Keychain may not be accessible
- Ability to pre-authenticate a FileVault protected system
- Addresses an issue that may cause Xsan to not automatically start after migrating from Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Download Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2
To download Lion 10.8.2 software update, visit the Apple’s site or via the Software update method that route users to the Mac App Store for updates. If you have system notifications enabled for the App Store, you should get a notice about the software update, offering you the option to directly install the 10.8.2 update. If you haven’t installed the public version yet, do so now. The OS is available through the Mac App Store as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for $19.99, but be warned, the size of the download file is 4.3GB. Be sure to back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine.
You can also download the manual update installer. This is a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. These versions of the standalone installers are available from Apple Support Downloads.
Download OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 from the Mac App Store*.
Tip: *Please do not pirate the software and avoid downloading the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 from torrents, Rapidshare, hotfile.