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Apple seeds first OS X 10.8.2 beta with Facebook integration

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On the heels of the public release of OS X 10.8.1, Apple has provided select developers with a beta release of the next update to Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.2.

Apple first began soliciting developers on Wednesday, inviting them to be among the first participate in the beta for OS X 10.8.2. Those who accepted the invitation began gaining access to the pre-release beta on Thursday.

The first build of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 is known as Build 12C31a, those familiar with the software indicated. The combo update is available as a 642-megabyte download direct from Apple's developer website.

Apple has reportedly asked developers to focus their testing on Facebook integration with the beta build of OS X 10.8.2. System-wide Facebook integration is set to publicly launch with a software update to Mountain Lion later this year.

People familiar with the pre-release software also indicated that Apple has asked them to concentrate on Messages, Game Center, Safari and Reminders when testing OS X 10.8.2. The first beta is said to currently have no known issues.

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Earlier Thursday, Apple publicly released OS X 10.8.1 for Mountain Lion, less than a month after the operating system update first went on sale via the Mac App Store. That software update provides fixes for iMessage, Migration Assistant, and audio when connected to Thunderbolt displays.
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"Select Developers" being code for "Anyone with an internet connection."

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"Select Developers" being code for "Anyone with an internet connection."

Yep.

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how can i become part of the appleseed program?

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Originally Posted by logic368 View Post
how can i become part of the appleseed program?

 

https://appleseed.apple.com

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yeah, but how do i get invited?

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Originally Posted by logic368 View Post
yeah, but how do i get invited?

 

Reading the link would be a pretty good start.

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it says it's not looking for new people...

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Originally Posted by logic368 View Post
it says it's not looking for new people...

 

Well, there you go. You can sign up and drop yourself in the pool, and when they are looking again, there you'll be.

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Damn... someone up there made it sound like anyone with an internet connection could just download it... Ahhh, how I pine for the wonders of facebook integration...

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Originally Posted by logic368 View Post
Damn... someone up there made it sound like anyone with an internet connection could just download it... Ahhh, how I pine for the wonders of facebook integration...

 

Pay the hundred and get it a few weeks (yes, just weeks) early. Or wait until the 21st (probably the 17th, actually) with everyone else.

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What's with all the Facebook integration?  I avoid anything that asks for my Facebook account info because I don't want Facebook compiling information about me.  I'm always surprised and alarmed when I visit a web site and see my facebook profile picture.  It's scary.  Apple's getting into bed with Twitter and Facebook seems adolescent to me and the one thing that could send me back to the more "adult" oriented Windows.

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What's with all the Facebook integration?  I avoid anything that asks for my Facebook account info because I don't want Facebook compiling information about me.  I'm always surprised and alarmed when I visit a web site and see my facebook profile picture.  It's scary.  Apple's getting into bed with Twitter and Facebook seems adolescent to me and the one thing that could send me back to the more "adult" oriented Windows.

What's wrong with you? Get with the program and join the C.I.A.'s most successful operation ever!

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What's with all the Facebook integration?  I avoid anything that asks for my Facebook account info because I don't want Facebook compiling information about me.  I'm always surprised and alarmed when I visit a web site and see my facebook profile picture.  It's scary.  Apple's getting into bed with Twitter and Facebook seems adolescent to me and the one thing that could send me back to the more "adult" oriented Windows.

 

Huh?  It's an optional integration.  You don't have to login if you don't want to.  Apple's not forcing you to do anything.

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Originally Posted by daving313 View Post
It's an optional integration.  You don't have to login if you don't want to.

 

But you do see it.

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Apple's getting into bed with Twitter and Facebook seems adolescent to me and the one thing that could send me back to the more "adult" oriented Windows.

 

Yes. Windows is clearly aimed at "adults".

 

Win8.jpg

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Originally Posted by Cash907 View Post
Google "imzdl".

 

Seriously, not complicated. Just be aware you still won't have access to the developer forums for help in case things get borked by this beta. That's the real reason we pay a hundred bucks a year. God knows it's not for beta software exclusivity.

Time to update the block list. I don't tolerate pirates.

 

 


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Originally Posted by chabig View Post
Yes. Windows is clearly aimed at "adults".

Win8.jpg

 

In the release version of 8, has it been said that we can customize tiles? I'm sick of an empty tile with a tiny proper Safari logo in the bottom left.

 

I dunno, I figure that if we're forced to use something so mind-numbingly ugly, it may as well be consistently mind-numbingly ugly… 

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But you do see it.

See what?  It's just another account you can add in a list?  Are you against Apple for having a GMail logo? AOL logo? for when you go to add an account.   How often are you in your system preferences adding and removing accounts?

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What's with all the Facebook integration?  I avoid anything that asks for my Facebook account info because I don't want Facebook compiling information about me.  I'm always surprised and alarmed when I visit a web site and see my facebook profile picture.  It's scary.  Apple's getting into bed with Twitter and Facebook seems adolescent to me and the one thing that could send me back to the more "adult" oriented Windows.

Oh come off it! It's a great feature for anyone who uses Facebook or Twitter, which at this point is nearly everyone on the planet.

It doesn't send your private info to Facebook, it doesn't spy on you or post stuff to Facebook without your permission. It does exactly three things:

1) save you having to re-type your Facebook credentials into every app that integrates with Facebook (but it still asks your permission).

2) saves you from having to go to Safari, log into Facebook and copy and paste something into a web form if you want to share it on Facebook, and instead lets you send it directly from whatever app you got it from.

3) Allows you to sync your contact details from Facebook with your local address book so you don't have to manually keep track of friends changing emails, phone numbers, home addresses, etc.

And if that all sounds awful and creepy for some reason then good news: If you don't want to do any of those things, they won't happen.
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Originally Posted by daving313 View Post
See what?  It's just another account you can add in a list?

 

And in every situation sharing or moving files is possible, regardless of if you've logged in.


Are you against Apple for having a GMail logo? AOL logo? for when you go to add an account.

 

See, THIS makes sense. THIS is not what I'm talking about. The fact that I see the options of services in which I have no interest regardless of if I use them or not is what bothers me.

 

They may as well push out the entire service list in System Preferences everywhere on the OS, regardless of if I use any of it. If they're going to whore themselves out to social networking, better whore out to every service imaginable, too.

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Time to update the block list. I don't tolerate pirates.

 

Time to pull the stick out.

A) I pay for a dev account.

B) It's not piracy if the update is free anyway. If they want to mess around with dev preview software without the support of the dev community in case it messes up their system, what do you care?

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Good to see that we can finally use our mobile number as the Caller ID within iMessage.

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What's with all the Facebook integration?  I avoid anything that asks for my Facebook account info because I don't want Facebook compiling information about me.  I'm always surprised and alarmed when I visit a web site and see my facebook profile picture.  It's scary.  Apple's getting into bed with Twitter and Facebook seems adolescent to me and the one thing that could send me back to the more "adult" oriented Windows.

Well, you could do what many of us adults did a couple years ago, and thats unsubscribe, delete, and anything else you can do to get away from Facebook. Personally, I think its beyond comprehension, that Facebook is allowed to place cookies on your computer, at every web site that has their little logo on it, but they do.

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But you do see it.

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Huh?  It's an optional integration.  You don't have to login if you don't want to.  Apple's not forcing you to do anything.

When you have long-since abandoned antisocial-media like Twit/FB/Goo+ the ability to block all such sharing links would be much appreciated.

Worryingly, Apple are not leading the way in this field. They should be abandoning such outdated technologies and bringing in better alternatives. Instead Apple are trying to enter an already ailing ecosystem that is struggling attain even medium term profitability and its users is just waiting for a responsible, secure ad-free alternative to come along.

Apple should be concentrating on making Messages a non-intrusive and safe meeting/sharing ecosystem and quickly making it open to any platform so that they would really bring real social connectivity (if users want it) not trying to hook in to services that have no real future and they cannot control.
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Re: Safari 'Email a page': I wish Safari would add back the ability to send a web link as well as a page in the share menu. Sending the entire page is slow and doesn't work for many recipients and confuses others. I liked it as an option but I cannot understand the removal of the 'send a link'.
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