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Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 with Facebook Integration and Game Center

Alongside today's launch 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.


The update includes a number of enhancements, most notably Facebook integration and Game Center. It also includes support for 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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25 months ago
Safari is exactly the same speed as it used to be.
Rating: 59 Votes
25 months ago
I don't need to comment but I will anyway.
Rating: 35 Votes
25 months ago
All these new updates, I'm just

Rating: 16 Votes
25 months ago

I will not upgrade untill it is clear that I will not see any Facebook-logo anywhere.


Jeez. I'm no FB fan, but that's kind of rediculous. Maybe you should write your own OS, if you're that anal.
Rating: 14 Votes
25 months ago
Any final confirmation of this update bringing battery life back up to par (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/10/os-x-10-8-2-restores-notebook-battery-life-to-os-x-lion-levels/)?
Rating: 13 Votes
25 months ago
Improved battery life?!
Rating: 11 Votes
25 months ago
I assume we can disable Facebook integration if we want to?

I know a lot of people like that "feature", but I prefer to keep Facebook in its little box and away from the rest of my stuff. :D
Rating: 11 Votes
25 months ago
Apple, thanks for making us wait hours before we can have the latest OS updates on all compatible devices, instead of months... I feel this goes under-appreciated by most people here.
Rating: 10 Votes
25 months ago
So many updates, it must be Christmas! :)
Rating: 10 Votes
25 months ago
What about system updates.
* Graphics glitches
* 2 Monitor issues some people have at boot time (freezes at blue screen)
* Issues where background images dissapear when coming out of screensaver or sleep. (if you do a "killall Dock" in the terminal it comes back, but shouldn't have to do that)
* I'm sure there's general perfocmances that could be gained.

I'm all for new features, but I'm even more interested in under-the-hood, functionality, glitches, performance, etc...
Rating: 8 Votes

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