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Like it or not, Facebook is coming to your OS X Mountain Lion as well as iOS 6, and judging from the way Apple is seeding builds to developers, it's going to be sooner than later. Meanwhile, Amazon may have jumped the gun last night and showed off two of the Kindles it plans to introduce today. Read on to find out what else went on while you were sleeping...
Who's ready for some Facebook in their Mountain Lion? 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has pushed out a second build of OS X 10.8.2, which is presumably the update that will bring promised Facebook integration to the Mac. Build 12C35 also introduces iMessage phone number merging and given that Apple is hosting a media event next Wednesday, we're guessing this one will be released alongside iOS 6 later this month. Meanwhile, the company also pushed out a new iMovie 9.0.8 update on Wednesday which "addresses an issue related to third-party QuickTime components that could prevent iMovie from opening" -- and that's it. But hey, that's kind of a big one if your iMovie isn't working...
The Verge is reporting that Amazon may have gone right ahead and leaked two of its new Kindles in a television commercial which started airing Wednesday night during the Giants vs. Cowboys game. The spot "clearly features a backlit e-ink Kindle reader" similar to the "Paperwhite" model the website already outed, and the commercial "ends on a shot of a woman watching video on what appears to be a large-screen tablet" -- which would seem to indicate a 10-inch Kindle Fire could be on deck for today's media event. A number of sources have also reignited rumors that a Kindle phone is on tap, so there should be plenty of goodies in store when Amazon takes the stage at 10:30am PST today.
The Conversations by Nokia blog has issued an apology for showing off a video at yesterday's press conference which "simulates what we will be able to deliver" with the company's new image stabilization software. "Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only," the blog notes. "This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created." In response, the company posted a second, equally-impressive video that was actually shot with a new Lumia 920 prototype. Unfortunately, "later this year" is still all the company is promising for its new Windows Phone 8 handsets...
Cult of Mac is reporting that a number of images have surfaced which appear to be the entire rear shell of the mythical "iPad mini" (or whatever Apple might wind up calling it). Chinese website Tech.163 turned up the images from an OEM in Shenzhen, China and the shell appears to match all of the details we know about a potential junior iPad, including the smaller dock connector that's expected to debut on the next iPhone on September 12.
One of the biggest bummers about the iOS version of Google Drive is that we can't actually edit our Google Docs with it. According to TechCrunch, that ability may soon be arriving after Google goofed and tweeted details of a new update for both iOS and Android. Unfortunately, those updates are not yet available but they're coming down the pike, and the iOS version will also allow users to "view Google presentations," so it sounds like it will be worth the wait.
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(Image courtesy of Cult of Mac and Tech.163)