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Apple rolls out OS X updates for Safari, iPhoto and Aperture

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Apple on Thursday rolled out a batch of software updates, bringing minor security fixes to its Safari web browser, a number of additions like enhanced Photo Stream support to iPhoto, and a huge change list for Aperture....
Apple rolls out OS X updates for Safari, iPhoto and Aperture

Java browser plug-in on OS X re-enabled with update to Java 7

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Reports earlier this week noted that Apple had recently once again blocked Java 7 browser plug-ins on OS X. While the exact reason was unclear, a terminal workaround is no longer required as today Oracle released update 13 for Java 7 for Mac OS X. The critical patch brings over...
Java browser plug-in on OS X re-enabled with update to Java 7

Software updates bring Flashback removal, Flash disabling to OS X Leopard

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Apple on Monday released two software updates that bring recent OS X Lion security fixes regarding Java and Adobe Flash Player to Macs running previous generation operating system OS X 10.5 Leopard....
Software updates bring Flashback removal, Flash disabling to OS X Leopard

Amazon to iOS users: Don't install Kindle app update

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Normally, app updates are supposed to allow for improvement and efficiency. That’s not the case with Amazon’s latest update for its iOS Kindle app, which went into effect yesterday and now seems to have a bug that can delete your entire book library. “Note: There is a known issue with...
Amazon to iOS users: Don't install Kindle app update

Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013

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Windows Phone 8 has made its fair share of headlines lately but there hasn’t been has much official chatter about Windows Phone 7.8, the update intended to bridge the feature gap between older and newer Windows Phones. Well, consider that quiet streak broken — Microsoft confirmed today that the 7.8...
Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013

Hands on with the new tab synchronization feature in Chrome 19

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Google has rolled out a new release of Chrome in the stable channel. The update, version 19, uses the Chrome synchronization framework to introduce support for sharing open tabs between instances of the browser. The update also brings a number of security fixes and other minor improvements. Google first lifted...
Hands on with the new tab synchronization feature in Chrome 19

Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015

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Now that its successor is available, you're unlikely to hear much excitement for Windows Server 2008 around IT water coolers, but that's not to suggest it'll fade into oblivion anytime soon. In fact, Microsoft has extended its mainstream support of the server OS -- previously set to expire on...
Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015

Chrome for Android's first post-beta update brings better sandboxing, other tweaks

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Chrome users on Android might have felt a bit neglected over the last couple of months, during which Google pushed a few updates to its browser on iOS while leaving its own platform untouched after it dropped the beta tag in June. That changes today as the Android version...
Chrome for Android's first post-beta update brings better sandboxing, other tweaks
Forget Apple: Oracle to bring Java security fixes directly to Mac users
iPhone SMS spoofing bug reportedly fixed in iOS 6
Apple TV Software Updated to Version 5.2.1 with Bug Fixes, Hulu Redesign

Apple and Oracle release simultaneous Java updates for OS X

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Apple may be stepping up its efforts to push out Java updates faster, even though Oracle has largely swooped in to take care of Mac users by issuing security fixes. The two companies released simultaneous Java updates for 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard on Tuesday, signaling that the two-month...
Apple and Oracle release simultaneous Java updates for OS X

Chrome For Android Gets A Stronger Sandbox

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Google just launched an update to Chrome for Android that provides the browser with a strengthened sandbox. This, says Google, will help ensure that malicious mobile sites remain contained and can’t impact the enture browser. It’s worth noting, though, that this enhanced sandbox will only be available to Android 4.1...
Chrome For Android Gets A Stronger Sandbox

Java 7 Update 21 to fix bugs, change applet warning messages

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Oracle will release a new version of Java on Tuesday that will include 42 security fixes and will make changes to how Web-based Java content will be presented inside browsers.Thirty-nine of the vulnerabilities patched by the new Java 7 Update 21 (7u21) can be exploited remotely without authentication, Oracle...
Java 7 Update 21 to fix bugs, change applet warning messages

Evolution: Microsoft moving past the Patch Tuesday update cycle for its Windows 8 apps

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Today Microsoft noted a change in the security update policy for several applications that it built and has deployed as part of its Windows 8 operating system. For its first-party apps that ship with Windows 8, Microsoft won’t update them in keeping with its normal, monthly pattern of security fixes....
Evolution: Microsoft moving past the Patch Tuesday update cycle for its Windows 8 apps

Java 7 Update 21 to fix bugs, change applet warning messages

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Oracle will release a new version of Java on Tuesday that will include 42 security fixes and will make changes to how Web-based Java content will be presented inside browsers....
Java 7 Update 21 to fix bugs, change applet warning messages

Adobe Flash 11.3 checks in with security fixes, OS X silent updater and Firefox sandbox in tow

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While feverishly revamping Flash with the all-new Next version -- to keep HTML5 from killing it -- Adobe is still plugging the current incarnation with smaller updates. To that end, Flash 11.3 just popped out of beta, which sees the company add a few notable goodies for the beleaguered...
Adobe Flash 11.3 checks in with security fixes, OS X silent updater and Firefox sandbox in tow

A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates

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Oracle's Java plugin for browsers is a notoriously insecure product. Over the past 18 months, the company has released 11 updates, six of them containing critical security fixes. With each update, Java actively tries to install unwanted software. Here's what it does, and why it has to stop....
A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates

Oracle to Release 88 Security Fixes

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Oracle is planning to deliver 88 security fixes next Tuesday for a wide range of its products, according to a pre-release announcement posted to its website on......
Oracle to Release 88 Security Fixes

Advanced OOP & PHP5

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This post follows on from my first article “Getting Started with OOP & PHP5” which introduced the basics of Object Orientated Programming and what that looks like in PHP. This time around we’ll look at some more advanced concepts and some more practical examples of building code, covering use of...
Advanced OOP & PHP5

Adobe will issue security fixes for CS5 apps after all

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The company says it's working on patches for Creative Suite 5.x versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. Previously, customers would have had to pay to upgrade to CS6 to get the fixes. [Read more]...
Adobe will issue security fixes for CS5 apps after all

Attention all Windows users: patch your systems now

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Online attackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that allows them to execute malicious code on computers that visit booby-trapped websites, researchers said in an advisory that underscores the importance of installing a Microsoft patch as soon as possible. The exploit of a critical IE bug, reported by...
Attention all Windows users: patch your systems now

Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday to fix 57 security bugs

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Tuesday's update will send out 12 security fixes to plug a total of 57 holes in various Microsoft products. [Read more]...
Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday to fix 57 security bugs

AT&T won't have Nokia Lumia 900 fully updated at launch

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When AT&T launches the Lumia 900 on April 8, it won't have the 8170 software update pre-installed, ZDNet reported. The build has many updates and security fixes. This is fine by Microsoft, as it did give permission to carriers to block one update.......
AT&T won't have Nokia Lumia 900 fully updated at launch

Apple Preparing to Seed Developer Builds of OS X 10.7.5

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With the public release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion coming next month, some have wondered whether the current OS X 10.7.4 will be the final maintenance update for OS X Lion. OS X 10.7.4 was released to the public in early May, and the timeline would be tight for...
Apple Preparing to Seed Developer Builds of OS X 10.7.5

Refresh Roundup: week of January 21st, 2013

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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of January 21st, 2013

Microsoft Slams Door on MAPP Leaks, Readies Patches

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This week brings a Patch Tuesday of seven security fixes -- three critical -- plus an end to a breach that raised other security concerns....
Microsoft Slams Door on MAPP Leaks, Readies Patches

Windows 8 security patches to be released

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Windows 8's first security patches will be part of a package of fixes released Tuesday during Microsoft's monthly Patch ritual. Microsoft announced the Windows 8 security fixes in a recent security bulletin. The bulletin was issued days after a security company in the business of selling zero-day vulnerabilities, Vupen,...
Windows 8 security patches to be released
Google patches Chrome vulnerability less than a day after Pwn2Own hack

Office for Mac 2011 SP2 is out, again

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Good news, Mac users, the second Service Pack for Office for Mac 2011 is out, yet again. Microsoft pulled the original edition after it caused issues on some machines. The problems were mostly clustered in Outlook, and ‘Mac database.’ Microsoft put out a workaround for the effected users, and pulled...
Office for Mac 2011 SP2 is out, again
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