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OS X 10.7.2 brings iCloud support to Lion

updated 01:45 pm EDT, Wed October 12, 2011

Joined by Safari 5.1.1, Lion Recovery Update

Apple is now seeding OS X 10.7.2 to the public. The update is available through Lion's Software Update function, and should measure about 435.5MB in standard form. The main upgrade is support for iCloud, allowing Lion users to sync and backup data such as email, calendars, contacts, and Safari bookmarks and Reading Lists. It is also required for Back to My Mac remote access functions, and Find My Mac device tracking.

Also included with v10.7.2 is Safari 5.1.1, and a raft of smaller but still significant changes. These allow reordering spaces and fullscreen apps in Mission Control, as well dragging files between them. Users can now boot into Lion Recover from a local Time Machine drive, and Apple has made improvements to Active Directory integration, VoiceOver compatibility in Launchpad, and Google contact sync compatibility in Address Book. Some bugfixes target freezing in Keynote, delays in network access after waking from sleep, and lastly a bug that prevented screen zoom from working.

Available at the same time is Lion Recovery Update 1.0. Apple's notes provide scarce detail though, mentioning only "improvements to Lion Recovery" and that it "addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password."

by MacNN Staff



  1. rodvera

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My update is measuring 888MB in size....

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Oh yeah!

    The sucker is is the iOS 5 update for iPad. Hope nobody's on dial-up. :-)

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Where's the 10.6.9 updater?

    You know, the one that was rumored in August and backed up with a screenshot referencing it?

    Are they waiting to see how many SL holdouts (myself included) squawk before deciding to officially support it?

  1. Kees

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'll hold out a little longer

    still no way to kill auto-save dead. Not even a mention of the bug where versions doesn't work for documents stored on file servers, yet auto-save continues to happily destroy documents with no way back on said server shares.

  1. facebook_Spasm

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    Joined: Oct 2011


    Active Directory fix in Lion

    The long awaited Active Directory fix that Apple engineers have been coaxing us along with is a no show. The bind errors are still occurring and forced systems still don't authenticate clients. As an enterprise client, we won't be able to buy new systems until they fix this huge bug.

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This is Huge...

    ...and I'm not talking Dirk Diggler huge. I am talking 1.24 GB. That's both updates combined and sitting here at a small base in Afghanistan, it looks like the update will take about 18 to 20 hours. Hopefully, it will be worth it.

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