Oct 12, 2011 | Comments 0
On Wednesday, Apple released Mac OS X 10.7.2, the second update to OS X Lion that, above all, is required to download the brand new iCloud on your Mac.
The update also addresses stability, compatibility, and security holes in the previous version, and includes a new version of the Safari browser.
With iCloud on your Mac, you’ll be able to sync all your locally stored email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List in a remote server, and access these files on other supported Apple devices. The iCloud also adds a “Find My Mac” feature, which helps you find a missing Mac and remotely lock the computer or wipe its data (presumably, this is more useful for iPhones).
After installing 10.7.2, you’ll be prompted to set up iCloud with your Apple ID.The update also includes Safari 5.1.1, which adds 10 improvements, like the ability to reorder desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control; drag files between desktop spaces and full screen apps; improved compatibility of Google contact syncing in your Address Book, and booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
Separately, Apple also released a Lion Recovery Update file through the over-the-air Software Update, that improves Lion Recovery and addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password. Apple also released iTunes 10.5, a 60.9MB update that essentially adds support for the iCloud, like being able to access your iTunes playlist on any Apple device without syncing.
Apple OX Lion Update details
The 10.7.2 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 breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on 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.
The 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.