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The updates keep on rolling this fine Wednesday, with another piece of the iCloud puzzle falling right into place with OS X Lion 10.7.2. Available now via Software Update, 10.7.2 offers iCloud integration as well as a whole lot of bug fixes, and even lets users reorder their desktops in Mission Control. Hooray!
Apple has released OS X Lion 10.7.2 via Software Update, bringing iCloud compatibility to the Mac in addition to adding the new Find My Mac feature, a minor update to Safari 5.1.1 and lots and lots of bug fixes.
Here’s what Apple has to say about the new update:
The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features:
- iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.
- Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.
- Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.
Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on screen instructions. To learn more about iCloud visit http://www.apple.com/icloud.
The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1 as well as fixes that:
- Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
- Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
- Address an issue that causes the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
- Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
- Address an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
- Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
- Address an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
- Enable booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
- Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
- Improve Active Directory integration.
OS X Lion 10.7.2 is available as a combo updater direct from the Apple website which amounts to 818.59MB worth of downloading; our delta update via Software Update was more like 435MB.
Additionally, Apple has also pushed out a Lion Recovery Update 1.0 which “includes improvements to Lion Recovery and addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password.” That update clocks in at 452.5MB, also available via Software Update.
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