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Two big software releases come out of Cupertino today

Apple launched two big software updates today; one for its desktop/laptop family of products, and one for its mobile devices.
The OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 update adds some new functionality to the operating system like Facebook and Game Center integration, and a host of updates including:
  • Adds Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
  • iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac
  • You can now add passes to Passbook (on your iPhone or iPod touch) from Safari and Mail on your Mac
  • FaceTime can now receive calls sent to your phone number
  • New shared Reminders lists
  • New sort options allow you to sort notes by title, the date you edited them, and when you created them
  • Dictation now supports additional languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
  • Dictionary app now includes a French definition dictionary
  • Sina Weibo profile photos can now be added to Contacts 
OS X 10.8.2 also provides a number of software fixes. You can download OS X 10.8.2 by choosing Software Update from the Apple menu or directly here.
Apple has also officially released iOS 6 for the iPad 2/3, iPhone 3GS/4/4S, and iPod touch. IOS 6 brings Apple's homegrown Maps application, Facebook integration, a vastly improved Siri engine, new Phone app options, and Passbook. You can read more about iOS 6 here.

IOS 6 can be downloaded from within iTunes or upgraded directly from your iOS device by going to Settings --> Software Update.

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New Maps!
By lightfoot on 9/19/2012 4:13:53 PM , Rating: 5
Apple's homegrown Maps application

I hear that Apple's new maps application is fantastic unless you actually want to get somewhere or find places.

But I'm sure you'll be able to download Google Maps eventually.

RE: New Maps!
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 9/19/2012 4:15:11 PM , Rating: 2
No Streetview is a big bummer. Also no transit directions.

One thing
By Paj on 9/19/2012 6:00:41 PM , Rating: 2
If they have finally fixed the POS that is Finder, then I'm interested. Sick of going to make a cup of tea every time I try and access an SMB server using Finder.

RE: One thing
By captainBOB on 9/19/2012 7:58:08 PM , Rating: 2
You can keep waiting, the Finder hasn't changed yet, probably never will at all.

At this point I'd just use pathfinder.

Installed ios6 last night
By Ammohunt on 9/20/2012 12:05:26 PM , Rating: 2
On my 4th gen ipod touch...granted i haven't messed with it that much but i can't really tell any difference; maybe slightly slower response....It seems like ios 5.2 then anything.

RE: Installed ios6 last night
By web2dot0 on 10/12/2012 3:20:17 PM , Rating: 2
IF you can't tell any difference, you are probably blind, but it's fault of anyone.

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