Apple recently sent out a new build of OS X 10.8.2 to registered developers (build: 12C50), and one important change has been made to the Messages for Mac app in this forthcoming version of OS X. Now, the Mac application will be able to receive iMessages sent to a users’ email address and phone number – a much needed, long overdue improvement.

As you can see in the above images, an iMessages phone number can be added in OS X 10.8.2′s Settings app:

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Here’s the full change log:

The 10.8.2 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes new features and fixes. New features include:

Facebook
• Single sign on for Facebook
• Facebook as an option when sharing links and photos
• Facebook friends’ contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
• Facebook notifications in Notification Center

Game Center
• Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
• Facebook friends are included in Game Center friend recommendations
• Facebook Like button for games
• Challenge friends to beat your score or achievement

Other new features
• Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
• iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac
• From Safari and Mail on your Mac you can add passes to Passbook on your iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6
• New shared Reminders lists
• FaceTime now receives calls sent to your phone number
• New sort options allow you to sort notes by title, the date you edited them, and when you created them
• Dictation now supports Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
• The Dictionary application now includes a French definition dictionary
• Sina Weibo profile photos can now be added to Contacts

The 10.8.2 update also includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, including the following fixes:
• An option to discard the changes in the original document when choosing Save As
• Unsent drafts are opened automatically when launching Mail
• Receive Twitter notifications for mentions and replies from anyone
• URLs are shortened when sending tweets from Notification Center
• Notifications are disabled when AirPlay Mirroring is being used
• SSL support for Google searches from the Smart Search Field in Safari
• New preference to have Safari launch with previously open webpages

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5460

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

We’ll let you know once OS X 10.8.2 becomes available for the general public, so check back with us.

Source: 9to5Mac
Via: iDownloadBlog