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OS X 10.8.2 Eases Notification Center, Messages Frustrations

Amongst many other added features and tweaks, Mountain Lion’s second major revision receives fixes for shortening URLs in Notification Center tweets and viewing iMessages on your Mac sent to your phone number. Show full article

iPhone 5 Review Roundup

Apple gives out very few pre-release iPhones for tech writers to review. The first batch of such reviews of the iPhone 5 dig deeper than Apple’s effusive marketing.Show full article

Passbook’s Best Is (Probably) Yet to Come

The Passbook app in iOS 6 has an empty drawer. We’re waiting to fill it with — what, exactly? The future is in glorious 2D: tags that we already print out and carry as paper returning to the digital world, stored within Passbook. Show full article

Use Your iPhone’s Number with Messages in OS X 10.8.2

The 10.8.2 update to Mountain Lion combined with iOS 6 lets the Messages app receive iMessages addressed to your iPhone’s number, and send messages that use the number as a return address. But what if you don’t see this added automatically? We have advice.Show full article

With 10.8.2, Mountain Lion Saves Even Better

The big news in OS X 10.8.2 is that, by default, Save As now works the way you expect.Show full article

Fission 2: Electric Audio-Editing Boogaloo

Rogue Amoeba’s Fission audio editor has received a huge upgrade. Its simple approach to working with sound files now has more power without sacrificing usability.Show full article

Facebook Integration Comes to Mountain Lion

Apple’s promise to integrate Facebook with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was fulfilled with the release of the 10.8.2 update. Find out how to get it working and learn what it does.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 September 2012

Notable software releases this week include iBank 4.6, Growl 2.0, Parallels Desktop 8.0.18101, KeyCue 6.3, SpamSieve 2.9.5, Typinator 5.2, Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.4 and 2008 12.3.4, Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion Server, EFI and SMC Updates for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, iPhoto 9.4, Aperture 3.4, Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion, TechTool Pro 6.0.5, Coda 2.0.3, and GraphicConverter 8.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 September 2012

Two quick ExtraBITS for you this week — an explanation of why the CDMA iPhone 5 has an unlocked GSM SIM slot and Glenn Fleishman’s Boing Boing report from the unusual XOXO conference.Show full article

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