∞ Apple releases OS X 10.7.2, introduces iCloud, updates Safari

Apple has released an update to Lion, bringing it to OS X 10.7.2. Apple recommends the update for all users and says it fixes stability, compatibility and security. It also adds support for iCloud, Apple’s new cloud-based storage and data synchronization system.

ICloud stores email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices. It also works with Back to My Mac, which provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet. The new Find My Mac tool helps you find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.

5.1.1 update of Safari is included with the 10.7.2 release.

Changes made to  10.7.2 include:

  • 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.