While we’re still busy downloading iOS 5 Beta 6, iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 and other releases by Apple today, they’ve been quick enough to release the following updates: OS X Lion 10.7.2, iCloud beta 8 and Safari 5.1.1 Update 2.
OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update (11C40)
This pre-release version of OS X Lion 10.7.2 is being provided solely for testing iCloud and updates the public release of OS X Lion and any earlier seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2. If you installed a previous seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2, please run the included reversioner package followed by the OS X Lion 10.7.2 update without restarting your system. You should restart your system after installing the OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update.
iCloud for OS X Lion beta 8
iCloud Add-on installer for OS X Lion.
Safari 5.1.1 Update 2 for OS X Lion
Download the latest release of Safari for OS X Lion to test Bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud.
This isn’t the first OS X Lion 10.7.2 build that Apple has released. They had released one before without having released a 10.7.1 build to developers. Lion 10.7.1 was a small update and released to the public a few days ago without developer testing.
iCloud is Apple’s new sync service which keeps your photos, videos, mail, bookmarks, calendars, application data, device settings and just about everything in the cloud. iCloud is a the best cloud back up implementation in the industry and the great thing about it is that it’s totally seamless and tightly integrated into iOS. But to use it on a desktop OS, you need to download and install the iCloud app. iCloud beta 8 has been released for Lion only so far while a build was released for Windows as well. We’ve been currently testing it with both operating systems and they’re great to use – specially if you use Photo Stream.
Safari 5.1.1 is yet another incremental update which improves over the already great release that Safari 5.1 was. With GPU acceleration and Reading List, it has quickly become our favorite browser for Mac, surpassing Google Chrome.
These updates can be download from Apple’s developer website.