Apple updated Java for both Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.8) and Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.6) on Tuesday, including the server versions of both OSes. Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 and Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9 are both security updates for the technology.
Apple announced to developers on Thursday that the company was deprecating Java for Mac OS X, warning that, “developers should not rely on the Apple-supplied Java runtime being present in future versions of Mac OS X.” When asked about the move by a developer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs allegedly replied that it may be better to let Oracle do future updates for Java for Mac.
Adobe announced Monday a security fix for Flash 10.1.x to address a serious issue that was first disclosed on September 13th, 2010. Adobe had announced at that time that a fix would be forthcoming on October 4th, making today’s release an early one.
Apple released a security update on Tuesday for Mac OS X. The patch notes for “Security Update 2010-005” are particularly sparse, saying only, “Security Update 2010-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X,” but the company’s security site specifies that it address eight different security issues.
Apple updated Java for both Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Java Update 7) and Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Java Update 2) Tuesday. The releases address several important security issues.
If Flash is the number one cause of crashes on the Mac platform, as Apple has asserted, it’s not Adobe’s fault, according to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal said that such crashes have something, “to do with the Apple operating system.”
Aspyr announced Tuesday the availability of The Secret of Monkey Island : Special Edition for the Mac as a digital download through GameAgent. The game is a re-creation of the 1990 classic, and includes new art, a remastered score, a new voice-over (using the original game’s cast), and an in-depth hint system for players looking for help.
Apple released Security Update 2010-003 for Leopard & Snow Leopard Wednesday, an update that addresses an issue that could allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.
Apple released QuickTime 7.6.6 Tuesday, an update for Windows 7 and Vista, as well as Mac OS X 10.5.x, Leopard. The patch addresses some 16 different issues affecting Windows and Leopard, including several that could allow the bad guys to take over your PC or Mac.
Apple on Thursday updated Logic Pro to version 9.1.1, delivering a variety of stability improvements and addressing various compatibility issues, including compatibility with Novation’s Automap feature and Euphonix Eucon protocol in 64-bit mode. System requirements were also updated: 32-bit mode now requires Mac OS X version 10.5.7 and 64-bit mode requires version 10.6.2.
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