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Big guns have Apple's back in iPhone 4 ban

What do Microsoft, Oracle, Intel and AT&T have in common? All four of the major corporations are jumping to Apple's defense against the impending iPhone 4 ban ordered by the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The Wall Street Journal reports that a trade group representing Microsoft, Ora...

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Oracle releases v11 fix for zero-day Java security flaw

Oracle has released an official fix for the Java security flaw that was reported by CERT (the Computer Emergency Readiness Team) on January 11. Shortly after the flagging by CERT, Apple took steps to disable the Java plug-in on all Macs running OS X 10.6 or later by amending the XProtect malware/...

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Java 7 and Chrome don't play well together

In the immortal words of Lando Calrissian, "This deal keeps getting worse all the time." Apple's recent Java update removes the Java 6-compatible web plugins from OS X, forcing users that need Java in the browser to move to Oracle's Java runtime, which is at version 7. From a security and suppo...

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Java plugin users on Mountain Lion nudged firmly toward Oracle

We made mention of this last Tuesday night when the relevant software update hit, but apparently that level of attention wasn't adequate: scores of stories across the tech and conventional media are now trumpeting the fact that Apple has removed its homegrown browser plugin for Java from OS X with...

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Pixar president Dr. Ed Catmull, Oracle's Larry Ellison discuss Steve Jobs

Over the years, Steve Jobs was a big part of the annual D:All Things Digital conference and his presence at the recent D10 was sorely missed. In one long sit-down session, both Pixar President Dr. Ed Catmull and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talk candidly about their interactions with Jobs and his i...

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Oracle providing direct Java support for OS X, updates to be more timely

Macworld and Ars Technica reported late yesterday that Oracle has announced direct support of Java for OS X. This appears to be a reaction to the rather widespread outbreaks of malware that took advantage of exploits in Java before Apple was able to provide an update. This change has been anticip...

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Java isn't dead on OS X as Apple contributes to OpenJDK

Were you worried about Apple's commitment to Java? Today's press release from Cupertino may make you feel a little better. It seems Oracle (who bought Sun and thus Java back in 2009) and Apple are going to support the OpenJDK project going forward. You can read the full press release below, but the ...

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Apple quietly deprecates OS X's factory-fitted Java

In an announcement on, Apple states that "As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is deprecated." It now seems likely that OS X 10.7 will not have a Java install built into the OS, although t...

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Citrix Receiver for iPhone

Citrix, the folks who provide a popular way to run applications on remote servers using a thin client, have announced the immediate availability of Citrix Receiver for iPhone (click opens iTunes). We saw the Citrix guys running around the show floor at Macworld Expo this year, surreptitiously demoin...

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Techworld reviews Oracle 10g on OS X

Oracle is a favorite subject, as some of our more astute readers might have noticed, so I couldn't help but link to this review of Oracle 10g on Mac OS X. The reviewer walks through the installation steps (which do require the terminal, but come on this is Oracle we are talking about so if you aren'...

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