Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 With Facebook Integration, Game Center & More

Earlier today, Apple pushed the full and final version of iOS 6 to the general public, two days ahead of the official iPhone 5 shipment date and now, the company has released the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 update, which can be downloaded via Software Update in the Mac App Store. The 10.8.2 update size is 365MB. 

The update introduces a bunch of new features and enhancements, among which the most noticeable are the Facebook integration, Game Center support and Power Nap support for late-2010 MacBook Air laptops. The update also introduces support for Passbook passes and iMessage/FaceTime access via phone number.

Below is the full change-log for OS X 10.8.2:

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

* Requires iOS 6

General fixes

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 update also includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, including the following fixes:

  • Adds an option to discard the changes in the original document when choosing Save As
  • Unsent drafts are now opened automatically when launching Mail
  • Receive Twitter notifications for mentions and replies from anyone
  • URLs are shortened when sending tweets from Notification Center
  • Notifications are disabled when AirPlay Mirroring is being used
  • Adds SSL support for Google searches from the Smart Search Field in Safari
  • Adds a new preference to have Safari launch with previously open webpages
  • Resolves an issue that may cause the “Enable Autodiscover” checkbox to always remain checked
  • Enables access to the Mac App Store when Parental Controls are enabled
  • Support for @icloud.com email addresses
  • Resolves a video issue with some VGA projectors when connected to certain Mac notebooks
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Active Directory accounts from being locked out
  • Resolves an issue that may cause the policy banner to re-appear prior to logging in
  • Improvements to SMB
  • Addresses an issue with NIS users when auto-login is enabled
  • Addresses an issue in which the Keychain may not be accessible
  • Ability to pre-authenticate a FileVault protected system
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Xsan to not automatically start after migrating from Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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  • chris jones

    Sweet. The imessage also showing on cell phone feature, will make me use imessage on my mac more.

  • My body is now ready for Mountain Lion.

  • silverjunkie

    Facebook is not in my notifications and I’ve updated to 10.8.2

  • Geeta Dutt

    You have to sign into FB under system preferences, mail,contacts&calendars, once you do this, FB shows up in notifications.