Apple Releases OS X Lion 10.7.2 w/iCloud Support, Safari 5.1.1

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Apple released OS X 10.7.2 on Wednesday, an update for the Mac platform that adds support for the company’s iCloud service, which was officially launched earlier in the day. The update also includes Safari 5.1.1 and several bug fixes for Lion.

Apple’s patch notes:

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.

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 http://www.apple.com/icloud.

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 causes the menu bar to not appear in 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 Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
  • Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
  • Improve Active Directory integration.

The update is a 435.5MB download through Software Update.

Comments

dstrickler

Thanks for the heads up on this upgrade. Also note that your link to iCloud might be corrupted.

Mike Weasner

Haven’t gone to SU yet to get this update.  But I haven’t (yet) seen any mention that 10.7.2 fixes the two most HORRIBLE bugs in 10.7:

1.  Finder windows not staying where I put them and how I have them set to look.

2. My MacBook Pro doesn’t honor the keyboard illumination prefs.  In fact, it always turns on the light whenever the room is dark.  Even if I turn it off manually, in a few seconds it comes back on.  I have gone through all the troubleshooting to try to fix it.  All failed, including resetting the SMC.

Both of these have been frequently reported as 10.7 problems on the Apple Discussion Communities.

webjprgm

1.? Finder windows not staying where I put them and how I have them set to look.

Maybe this helps, and maybe you’ve already done this and have a different problem:
- Open a new Finder window with cmd-n
- Without navigating anywhere, adjust size, position, and view (e.g. columns mode)
- Close the window
Now you should be able to open new Finder windows with those same settings and navigate wherever you want.

Lee Dronick

I have been searching for the answer, but maybe I am not correctly asking the question.

How does the iCloud transition work with a MobileMe Family Plan?

I have two family members not running Lion and not running iOS 5. What happens to those accounts should I decide to migrate to iCloud?

Mike Weasner

Thanks. New windows are not the problem.

Existing folder windows don’t open where and with the views
I set for them. Supposedly a bug in 10.7 that
was not fixed in 10.7.1.

Mike Weasner

By the way, anyone else noticed how sluggish
adding comments from an iPhone 4 is?

Will iOS 5 improve that on TMO?

furbies

How does the iCloud transition work with a MobileMe

Same here. Does anyone know if MobileMe gets messed up if I activate iCloud ??

Lee Dronick

@ Furbies and others who are interested

I just did a web search “can MobileMe and iCloud coexist” I included the quotation marks because it searches on the enclosed phrase. Anyway, I got quite a few returns and from I read by people who were beta testers you can use both. One fellow said that he go double bookmarks in Safari, but no other problems. However, I am going to wait until I can talk to Apple tech support before making the move.

I see that under Lion MobileMe and iCloud each have their own System Preference panes.

furbies

However, I am going to wait until I can talk to Apple tech support before making the move.

Thanks Sir Harry

I’ll wait to hear what you report before making the plunge on iCloud…

I have a couple of Mac running 10.4 & 10.6, and a MacBook Pro on 10.7, and MobileMe syncing is too useful to lose just yet.

computerbandgeek

By the way, anyone else noticed how sluggish
adding comments from an iPhone 4 is?

Yeah, after years of complaining and many site redesigns, I have basically given up on reading/using TMO on any iDevices because the experience is awful.

Kodac

How does the iCloud transition work with a MobileMe Family Plan?

Hi there, I had actually asked AppleCare about this a couple months ago and was pointed to a webpage.

You probably have already seen this but does this help?

MobileMe transition

There’s a lot on that page including a chart of what is and is not included in iCloud from MobileMe and these two points -

Can I upgrade my MobileMe account to a Family Pack or buy more MobileMe storage?

You can no longer upgrade your individual account to a Family Pack account or buy additional MobileMe storage. However, if you already have a Family Pack subscription, you can still create new family member accounts until you move to iCloud.

Can Family Pack members move their MobileMe accounts separately to iCloud?

Yes. The master account holder and each family member can move their individual accounts whenever they like, as long as they do so before June 30, 2012.

Lee Dronick

Thanks Kodac

I am running Lion on my MacBook Pro, but not on my iMac. I held off on installing Lion on the iMac for several reasons, but I think that I will soon go for it. I like the synch services that I got with MobileMe

My wife is running Snow Leopard on her MacBook Pro, but I will wait until the school semester is over before installing Lion. I don’t want her to have to deal with homework while learning a new OS, not that it is too hard. Also she will have the holiday period to learn Lion.

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