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Slew of updates include Java, Safari, iPhoto and Aperture

Apple decided to push a lot of updates this afternoon, most of them related to a Java update that disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. By disabling the plug-in, Apple is allowing consumers to re-enable it on a case-by-case basis. Apple has provided a full guide to the new plug-in options.

We have the full rundown of updates below:

Java for OS X 2013-002

Java for OS X 2013-002 delivers improved security, reliability and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.

On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

Safari 6.0.4 and 5.1.9

Safari 6.0.4 and 5.1.9 (for those on Snow Leopard) allow you to enable the Java web plug-in on a website-by-website basis.

Aperture 3.4.4

The Aperture update largely centers around a bug that could cause the program to quit during image importing and spamming users with warning dialog boxes after their Macs have been asleep. The full list of changes include:

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly during image import.
  • Nikon P7700 RAW images are now displayed correctly in the Import window.
  • Thumbnails with version names longer than 250 characters are now displayed correctly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple warning dialogs to appear when web albums are synced after waking from sleep.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when uploading photos to Photo Stream.
  • Shared Photo Stream invitation lists now scroll correctly.
  • Includes stability and performance improvements.

iPhoto 9.4.3

A hefty iPhoto update, clocking in at 730.91 MB, focuses on OS X Mountain Lion compatibility. The full list of changes include:

  • Photos can now be deleted from My Photo Stream by dragging to the Trash.
  • Photos can now be exported from Photo Stream using the Export command in the File menu.
  • RAW images manually imported from My Photo Stream are now editable.
  • Fixes a bug that could cause manually rotated photos to appear unrotated when shared to Photo Stream.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly while syncing to Facebook.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause calendar text to appear at the wrong font size, resulting in order cancellation.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause books to have an incorrect number of pages after rearranging two-page spreads.
  • Includes stability improvements.

Then, there are the usual plethora of printer software updates, including Canon laser printers, Epson printers and HP printer drivers.

All of these updates are available through Software Update or via the Mac support page.



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Apple decided to push a lot of updates this afternoon, most of them related to a Java update that disables the Java SE 6 applet...