Mac OS X Lion v10.7., Safari 5.1.1 and iPhoto 9.2 Update Released

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7.2, weighs in at 435.5 MB, brings along with it the iCloud and Safari 5.1.1 to the desktop.The 10.7.2 can be obtained in Software Update. Per Apple's support KBHT4767:The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, […]

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7.2, weighs in at 435.5 MB, brings along with it the iCloud and Safari 5.1.1 to the desktop.

The 10.7.2 can be obtained in Software Update. Per Apple's support KBHT4767:

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.

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Mac Os X 10.7.2

Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, 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. To learn more about iCloud visit here.

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 may cause the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
  • Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
  • Address an issue that may cause Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
  • Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
  • Address an issue that may cause a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
  • Enable booting into Lion Recovery from a locally connected Time Machine backup drive.
  • Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
  • Improve Active Directory and LDAP 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.

iPhone 9.2Apple also issued an updated iPhoto application to go with the just released iOS 5 and Lion 10.7.2 software update.

iPhoto 9.2, which brings compatibility with iCloud and its Photo Stream feature as well as a number of other improvements and fixes. iPhoto 9.2 enables compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5 features, including Photo Stream that automatically imports all photos taken on your iOS 5 devices with the Photo Stream feature turned on.

The 376MB download requires OS X Lion and is available via Software Update in Mac OS X or via the Mac App Store here.

  • Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in Magnify (1-up) view
  • Previously imported photos are now displayed in a separate section of the Import window
  • Book/calendar themes and card categories can now be selected using a pop-up menu in the carousel view
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some pages of books to print incorrectly
  • Rebuilding a library now correctly preserves saved slideshows and books

iPhoto 9.2

iPhoto 9.2-2

Safari LogoApple also released an updated Safari version 5.1.1, which according to Apple's support document is "13 percent faster in Javascript performance."

Safari 5.1.1 also contains various fixes and improvements to performance, stability, usability, compatibility, accessibility and security, including fixes that:

  • Improve JavaScript performance up to 13% over Safari 5.1
  • Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
  • Improve stability when using Find, dragging tabs, and managing extensions
  • Improve stability for netflix.com and other websites that use the Silverlight plug-in
  • Add a Show Downloads item to the View menu
  • Improve the consistency of the pinch to zoom gesture
  • Address issues in full screen that affected search suggestions, URL updating, window sizing, and the title bar
  • Address an issue that could prevent East Asian character input into webpages with Flash content
  • Address an issue that could cause Safari to open links in windows instead of tabs
    Improve PDF handling
  • Address an issue that could affect cookie and data deletion
  • Address an issue that could cause History items to appear incorrectly
  • Correct the text in application download alerts
  • Improve compatibility with webpages with Flash video embedded from vimeo.com and other websites
  • Improve printing from Safari
  • Address an issue that could prevent the Google Safe Browsing Service from updating

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.