Mac OS X 10.8.2 Released With Facebook Support


Mac OS X 10.8.0 was released to the world on July 25, 2012. That’s a mere 56 days ago. Mac OS X 10.8.1 shipped on August 23, 2012 — only 28 days ago. Today, Mac OS X 10.8.2 is available for download from the Mac App Store.

Now, the biggest update to Mac OS X is Facebook integration. Not only will you get notifications from Facebook, but contacts, calendars, and direct posting is now baked right into the OS. The best feature, hands down, is integration with Game Center. It is now possible to play head-to-head with Facebook friends without having to jump through the ridiculous hoops to add them as a friend in the traditional fashion. Facebook users will undoubtedly love this tightly integrated system. Best of all, unlinking your account is very easy, and it will scrub your system clean of any filthy Facebook remains. No need to worry about polluting your contacts permanently.

Other updates include phone number support for iMessages and FaceTime, Power Nap support for 2010 MacBooks Airs, and send-to-Passbook functionality in Safari and Mail. If you want to know all of the nitty gritty details, you can check out the release notes after the jump.

Full release notes:

Facebook is now built into Mountain Lion, making it easier than ever to share and keep up to date with your friends.

Facebook built in
• Sign in once to set up Facebook for Sharing, Contacts, and Notification Center
• Easily share links and photos to Facebook right from the app you’re using
• View Facebook friends’ contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
• Receive Facebook notifications in Notification Center
• Post a status update from Notification Center
• Play against Facebook friends with Game Center
• Like a game right from Game Center

Other great new features
• Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
• iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac*
• FaceTime now receives calls sent to your phone number*
• Add passes to Passbook on your iPhone or iPod touch from Safari and Mail on your Mac*
• Shared reminders help you track to-dos with other people
• Sort your notes by title, date edited, or date created
• Dictation now supports Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
• Dictionary application now includes a French dictionary

The 10.8.2 update also includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

*Requires iOS 6

Image Credit: Mark Byzewski

Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.