Apple issues Mac OS X 10.7.2 update with iCloud support

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in macOS edited January 2014
Apple's iCloud roll-out on Wednesday also features an update to its Lion operating system in the form of Mac OS X 10.7.2, bringing support for new cloud-based services like syncing, Back to My Mac, and Find My Mac.



Mac OS X 10.7.2 is now available via Software Update. It is labeled version 11C74, and is a 435.5MB download.



Apple has said that the 10.7.2 update is recommended for all users of OS X Lion, and includes general operating system fixes designed to improve the stability, compatibility and security of their Mac. The release notes declare that iCloud is "a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices."



Features of iCloud on Mac OS X, as highlighted by Apple, include:

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. In addition, other general operating system fixes and improvements detailed are as follows:

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.

Also released on Wednesday was Lion Recovery Update 1.0. It includes improvements to Lion Recovery and addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password.
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  • Reply 1 of 82
    888Meg download for the two updates. Let the waiting begin
  • Reply 2 of 82
    2oh12oh1 Posts: 501member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kozchris View Post


    888Meg download for the two updates. Let the waiting begin



    Indeed. Add the updates for iOS 5 and Apple's servers are going to be pretty frigging busy today. Wow.
  • Reply 3 of 82
    shenshen Posts: 434member
    here is to hoping safari is usable again with this update....
  • Reply 4 of 82
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kozchris View Post


    888Meg download for the two updates. Let the waiting begin



    There went my afternoon.
  • Reply 5 of 82
    Is it really 11C74? The last "GM" beta was 11C73, that would be odd to release a build that didn't go to beta testers.
  • Reply 6 of 82
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 2oh1 View Post


    Indeed. Add the updates for iOS 5 and Apple's servers are going to be pretty frigging busy today. Wow.



    And iWork apps for cloud support...
  • Reply 7 of 82
    Please stop downloading the update! You are causing mine to go slow!



    Says three hours to go with 80MB downloaded!
  • Reply 8 of 82
    any links yet to the combo update for lion?
  • Reply 9 of 82
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post


    Is it really 11C74? The last "GM" beta was 11C73, that would be odd to release a build that didn't go to beta testers.



    11C73 was never indicated as the GM build, but you're right, it is odd unless the change from 11C73 to 11C74 involved something so minor they didn't feel beta testing was necessary.
  • Reply 10 of 82
    s4mb4s4mb4 Posts: 267member
    works on clients, not OS X lion server....
  • Reply 11 of 82
    aizmovaizmov Posts: 988member
    Apple's servers must be getting hammered. Me myself I'm downloading 10.7.2 to my Mac mini and MacBook Pro and iOS5. I have 70Mbits/sec here, I seem to be doing fine and things should finish quickly
  • Reply 12 of 82
    It's getting hammered...

    I'm on a 100mbps campus network and it says 5 hrs remaining!
  • Reply 13 of 82
    aizmovaizmov Posts: 988member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mercurysquad View Post


    It's getting hammered...

    I'm on a 100mbps campus network and it says 5 hrs remaining!



    On the Mac mini

    +700MB of 10.7.2 downloaded, 25 minutes to go Edit: It now says 30minutes...

    iOS5 just finished



    On the MacBook Pro however it says 3 hours to go...

    Edit: I think it is getting slower so I cancelled it.
  • Reply 14 of 82
    So it's official... iCloud is supported in Windows Vista but not Snow Leopard. Cool.
  • Reply 15 of 82
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    So much for delta updates.
  • Reply 16 of 82
    aizmovaizmov Posts: 988member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post


    So it's official... iCloud is supported in Windows Vista but not Snow Leopard. Cool.



    It can't be that hard to support iCloud in Snow Leopard, not everyone can upgrade to Lion, certainly none of the 32bit Intel Macs. I wonder what are Apple's motives?
  • Reply 17 of 82
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IronHeadSlim View Post


    Please stop downloading the update! You are causing mine to go slow!



    Says three hours to go with 80MB downloaded!



    Cancel and start again. On the third try i found a good download. About 10 minutes to download.
  • Reply 18 of 82
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,703member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shen View Post


    here is to hoping safari is usable again with this update....



    Lion's Safari was crapola. I pretty much gave up on it and made use of the WebKit nighties. Even those took awhile to smooth out behavior but have been reall good for the last couple of weeks. So I'm hopeful.
  • Reply 19 of 82
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    So much for delta updates.



    And?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post


    ...made use of the WebKit nighties.



    Kinky.
  • Reply 20 of 82
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,580member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shen View Post


    here is to hoping safari is usable again with this update....



    What was wrong with it before? I used it daily with no issues.
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