OS X 10.7.2 released

To compliment the arrival of iOS 5 and to get your Mac ready to rock with iCloud, OS X 10.7.2 has been released.

OS X 10.7, also known as Lion, has received its second point update since its release in July this year. The most significant change with the 10.7.2 update is the integration of iCloud compatibility. As mentioned many times before, iCloud is an online storage system that allows users to access transparent “cloud-based” backups of their music, photos and files, thus sharing them with any and all iCloud-ready devices if they so wish. Other features abound:

  • Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
  • Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and 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 Recover from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
  • Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
  • Improve Active Directory integration.

OS X also includes “Back to My Mac” , which allows users to remotely access their Mac as they wish, and “Find My Mac”, which assists in locating it on a map in the event that it’s lost or stolen and, if desired, to wipe the contents of the drive.

This is not a major update for OS X in the way that iOS 5 is, though both are released today (together with the iCloud software) to dovetail functionality with one another and create an interlocking suite of complimentary software.

You can grab OS X 10.7.2 by opening the Software Update control panel and checking for updates there.

Corey has been been a tech journalist with a focus on Apple since 1998 and has written for The Loop, MacHome magazine, and as games contributor for The Mac Bible, and co-hosts the iGame Radio Podcast. He works as a… Full Bio