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.
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.
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.
All of these updates are available through Software Update or via the Mac support page.
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter