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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  • nafhan - Monday, September 24, 2012 - link

    As someone who uses Facebook (and Twitter) pretty regularly, I can say that I would not want that info integrated into my address book.

    Like you said, though, as long as it's not enabled by default, I consider it a non-issue (note: non-issue is quite different from a "feature").
  • vision33r - Sunday, September 23, 2012 - link

    Windows Phone had tighter Facebook integration.
  • richardsdavid1050 - Thursday, September 27, 2012 - link

    I will never prefer new operating system that easy, they always come up with something new and asks us to spend more and more on new operating systems. Currently i am working in <a href="">Logo Design</a> industry and my current software's are working well and Windows 7 too and not yet planned to update it.

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