As expected, Apple has released Mountain Lion 10.8.2 today in conjunction with the release of iOS 6. A slightly updated build (12C53) was released to developers last week as a follow up to build 12C50 that originally introduced Facebook integration. 

Users had complained about significantly reduced battery life after upgrading to Mountain Lion, an issue that had not been addressed in 10.8.1. Battery life on the new Retina display MacBook Pros seemed to have taken a particularly bad hit on Mountain Lion. However, independent tests conducted by MacObserver have found that 10.8.2 significantly improves battery life on both HDD and SSD based MacBooks and brings it back up to the levels seen on OS X Lion 10.7.4.

In addition, 10.8.2 also brings a host of other improvements and bug fixes such as support for more languages for the built-in dictation feature, PowerNap support for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, shared Reminder lists and tigher phone number integration for iMessages and FaceTime calls, amongst others.

In any case, the update is now available via Software Update, so head on over and update away.

Source: Apple OS X Changelog

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  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    ...OSX to become more and more like Windows 8 before next year is over Reply
  • solipsism - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    A radical UI change that the average user won't be able to comprehend without training and therefore will become frustrated? Reply
  • headbox - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Mac users are all idiots! I can build a PC for half the cost! Speed is all that matters! That's why I ride a Kawasaki ZX-10- I mean who cares if bringing home groceries is easier in a car, price vs speed is all that matters! Reply
  • Ronakbhai - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    So that's why we're obese. 'Cause we can bring home a lot more groceries in our cars since we never adopted the motorcycle as well as our European compadres. Reply
  • Omega215D - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    I think India has everyone beat on making the motorcycle an all encompassing vehicle.

    Besides, I can carry groceries just fine on my 900 Ninja thanks to Givi bags.

    After switching back and forth I find that OSX and Win 7/ 8 is neither better or worse than the other.
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  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - link

    If users need training to use Windows 8 then HOW ON EARTH have they purchased different models of phones using different operating systems!?!

    P.s. Radical? Large blocks instead of desktop icons. Hardly radical
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  • StealthX32 - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Why is this necessary? Just go to the damn website.

    Is this a purely financial move with ad view revenue sharing or something?
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  • headbox - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    I was thinking the same thing. Facebook.com not good enough? Reply
  • KitsuneKnight - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    It allows syncing your Facebook contacts to your local address book, using the 'Share' button in many apps to share to Facebook, and a few other things. Similar to the Twitter integration that already exists (has that bothered you?).

    Is it a problem that the integration exists? It's not like it plasters a giant FACEBOOK logo across your screen or anything. Outside of the Share button's menu (and the Mail, Contacts & Calendars list of providers), you probably won't even realize it existed unless you used it.
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  • JDFC - Sunday, September 23, 2012 - link

    Actually yes - it can be a problem.

    I work in a hospital (which shall remain nameless for HIPAA reasons!) which uses internal web-based medical records. One of our "brighter" interns thought that something was "really cool" so shared it to Facebook. (And is now looking for a new job).

    There are a number of industries where confidentiality is critical. In a BYOD world, sometimes you have to protect people from themselves. The "one click to share" is just too dangerous. IT is looking at banning OS X devices from the network (in other words, if you wish to use your Retina MacBook Pro, install Windows on it).

    (For that matter, accessing Facebook or Twitter from the hospital network is technically a disciplinary offence. It's not generally enforced, but it's on the list of "thou shalt not's")
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