Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 With Facebook Integration

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Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 6, Apple has released OS X 10.8.2 for Mac users – the second maintenance update for Mountain Lion that was released on July 25th.

According to the release notes, OS X 10.8.2 includes new features such as Facebook Integration, Game Center etc. 

Apple has provided the following details in the release notes:

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


  • 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
Apple hasn’t mentioned if the maintenance update also includes fixes for battery life issue, however reports have indicated that the beta version of OS X 10.8.2 improved battery life significantly.
OS X 10.8.2 is available via Software update.
As always, let us know how it goes.

Categories: Apple News, Mac, Mountain Lion, OS X

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  • Zangpakto

    Wait, FB wasn’t integrated already?

    Was it just because of the dev release I am on that I forgot about it?

    Anyway, cool am going to update today and check out the details, I know the beta versions were cool…. Lots of nifty improvements, slight but still…

  • asmith180

    I don’t see the integration. I just updated. All I have is Twitter.

  • Kwopau

    Yea I’ve been wondering about why I don’t see the FB integration. I wonder where we can find this?

  • Rene

    @kwopau:disqus @Zangpakto:disqus @dbb538f61ce2b4c543e12bbef19f1c5e:disqus you guys need to activate Facebook first… Go to your settings for Accounts. Then add facebook :D

  • defmad

    Apple haven’t stated if this fixes the audio and mouse curser stutter issue either. Mountain Lion does this to my mid 2011 iMac whenever the GPU diode goes over 85 degrees Celsius. I’ve been using smc fan control to keep the GPU temp down, but I hate having to keep an eye on the temp. Have downloaded the update but have yet to test if the issue is still there. Will keep others who are experiencing the same problem updated. Fingers crossed.

  • Jorg

    there’s also an update for Lion, or whatever i’m on that’s not the newest ha