Apple has released the second incremental Lion update to the masses, delivering not only the highly-anticipated iCloud, but also a bunch of new features, tweaks, improvements, and fixes. Security is a big part of the update, as well.
According to the company headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, “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,” adds Apple. To learn more about iCloud, visit Apple here
With that out of the way, let’s see what else 10.7.2 brings.
According to a tech note
posted on Apple’s Support site, the 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1. The new web browser also includes support for iCloud, and contains various bug fixes and improvements to stability, compatibility, and security
OS X 10.7.2 allows reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control, and enables dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
Several issues are addressed, such as one that caused the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps. The update also improves the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
Finally, OS X 10.7.2 enables booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive, and improves Active Directory integration, according to Apple’s summary of the update.
Security wise, OS X Lion v10.7.2 and Security Update 2011-006 are packed full of patches that resolve multiple vulnerabilities in core areas of the OS. The standalone security update also addresses flaws on the previous version of Mac OS X - 10.6 (Snow Leopard).