Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 18:16 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has released both iOS 6 and OS X 10.8.2 today. We already covered iOS 6 when it was announced (as has the rest of the web). The OS X update adds a number of small features and addresses a load of bugs. Have fun!
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And WHAT new features!
by AmigaRobbo on Thu 20th Sep 2012 13:55 UTC
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Single sign on for Facebook
Adds Facebook as an option when sharing links and photos
See Facebook friends' contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
Facebook notifications now appear in Notification Center

Game Center
Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
Facebook friends are included in Game Center friend recommendations
Added Facebook "Like" button for games
Challenge friends to beat your score or achievement

Other new features

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RE: And WHAT new features!
by henderson101 on Thu 20th Sep 2012 14:21 in reply to "And WHAT new features!"
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It also seems to add Facebook events and birthdays to your calendar if you accept the offer. Sort of cool, though I'm not convinced.

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RE: And WHAT new features!
by ebasconp on Thu 20th Sep 2012 14:53 in reply to "And WHAT new features!"
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Do I need this "service pack" if I have no a Facebook account (yes, I do not own one)? Do not think so.

When I was younger, the OS "service packs" introduced a lot of fixes for bugs, security issues, memory management improvements, stability, support for newer hardware and those.... OS things. Or maybe the concept of what an OS is changed in these times and no one notified me that.

Sad, really.

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RE[2]: And WHAT new features!
by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Sep 2012 17:27 in reply to "RE: And WHAT new features!"
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They did more than adding Facebook integration. Probably they got rid of bugs too, but Apple never likes to mention that. Here is the change log:

· Apple designed vector based maps
· Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd generation)
· Real-time traffic information
· Flyover for photo-realistic, interactive 3D views of major metro areas on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation)
· Local search results with Yelp photos, ratings, reviews, and available deals
· Siri integration for requesting directions and finding places along a route

Siri improvements:
· Sports: scores, player stats, game schedules, team rosters, and league standings for baseball, basketball, football, soccer and hockey
· Movies: trailers, showtimes, reviews and facts
· Restaurants: reservations, reviews, photos and information
· Send a Tweet
· Post on Facebook
· App launch
· Eyes Free in supported automobiles
· Local search available in Siri supported countries (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
· Additional country and language support for Canada (English and Canadian French), China (Mandarin), Hong Kong (Cantonese), Italy (Italian), Korea (Korean), Mexico (Spanish), Spain (Spanish), Switzerland (Italian, French, German), Taiwan (Mandarin), US (Spanish)
· Supported on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)

Facebook integration:
· Single sign-on from Settings
· Post from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Notification Center and Siri
· Add location and choose audience for any post
· View up-to-date Facebook profile photos and contact information in Contacts
· View Facebook events and birthdays in Calendar
· Like content and see your friends' Likes in App Store and iTunes Store

Shared Photo Streams:
· Share selected photos with the people you choose
· Friends can view shared photos in Photos app, iPhoto and Apple TV
· Friends can like and make comments on individual photos

· One place for boarding passes, store cards, movie tickets and other passes
· Barcode display for boarding flights, buying coffee, getting into movies and other actions
· Passes displayed on Lock Screen based on time or location
· Passes can be automatically updated
· Supported on iPhone and iPod touch

FaceTime improvements:
· FaceTime over cellular support for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation)
· Receive FaceTime calls, sent to your iPhone number, on your iPad and iPod touch

Phone improvements:
· Do Not Disturb to suppress incoming calls and notifications
· 'Reply with message' option when declining a call
· 'Remind me later' option based on time or location when declining a call

Mail improvements:
· VIP mailbox to quickly access mail from important people
· Flagged email mailbox
· Insert photos and videos when composing email
· Open password protected Office docs
· Pull down to refresh mailboxes
· Per account signatures

Safari improvements:
· iCloud tabs to see open pages on all your devices
· Offline Reading List
· Photo upload support
· Full screen landscape view on iPhone and iPod touch
· Smart app banners
· JavaScript performance improvements

App Store and iTunes Store improvements:
· Updated store design
· iTunes Preview history
· Complete my season
· Complete my album

Game Center improvements:
· Challenge friends to beat high scores and achievements
· Post high-scores and achievements to Facebook and Twitter
· Friend recommendations based on your Facebook friends

Accessibility improvements:
· Guided Access to limit device to one app or restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen
· VoiceOver integration with Maps, AssistiveTouch and Zoom
· Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S

· Improved privacy controls for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Photos and data shared over Bluetooth
· Reminders can be reordered in the Reminders app
· Custom vibrations for alerts on iPhone
· Clock app for iPad
· Clock alarm with song
· Search all fields in Contacts
· Automatic movie mode for improved video sound quality
· Definitions of a selected word for Chinese, French, German and Spanish
· New keyboard layouts for French, German, Turkish, Catalan, Arabic and Icelandic
· Keyboard shortcuts shared across devices via iCloud
· Bluetooth MAP support
· Global network proxy for HTTP
Features for China:
· Baidu web search
· Sina Weibo integration
· Share videos to Tudou
· Share videos to Youku
· Improved text input for handwriting and Pinyin
· Bug fixes

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