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Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 1:31 PM EST
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released the Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update via their Software Update Utility and website for direct download. According to the company, this 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 new set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices.

iCloud on Mac 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, Mac 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.

The Mac OS X Lion 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.

  Resolve an issue with Mail in which you may be unable to send through your MobileMe Mail account.

  Resolve an issue with Mail when searching.

  Address an issue that could cause iChat to prompt you for an account password which has already been saved.

  This update also includes RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.

  Disk Image (.dmg) and installer packages (.pkg) files are no longer included in "safe" file types.

The Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update weighs in at 435MB and requires Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1.

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