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.