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iPhoto 9.4.3 Update (info/download)
(Download page linked.)
"About iPhoto 9.4.3 Update
What's New in Version 9.4.3

  • 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

System Requirements:
OS X Lion 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.2 or later"

This download apparently will not update versions bundled/installed on macs from mac app store.
  

Aperture 3.4.4 Update (info/download)
(Download page linked.)
"About Aperture 3.4.4
What's New in Version 3.4.4
  • 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

System Requirements:
OS X Lion 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.2 or later"

Today's list of new/updated Apple docs has v3.4.4 full release notes.
  

Safari 6.0.4 (Lion/MLion) and Safari 5.1.9 (Snow Leopard) Updates
(Download page for 5.1.9 linked. Same change listed for Safari 6.0.4 update via Software Update)
"About Safari 5.1.9 for Snow Leopard
Safari 5.1.9 allows users to enable the Java plug-in for Safari on a website-by-website basis.

For detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5678
(About Safari 6.0.4 and 5.1.9)

System Requirements:
OS X 10.6.8"

Today's list of Apple docs (new/updates) includes info on security fixes in Safari 6.0.4 and others.
  

Java for OS X 2013-003 (for OS X 10.7-10.8.x)
(Download page linked. It's Java 6 Update 45.)
"About Java for OS X 2013-003
Java for OS X 2013-003 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_45.

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.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5682 for more details about this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update. (see apple doc listing below)

SHA1= 3393ff8642b6e29cacaf10fbb04f76e657cc313a

System Requirements:
OS X Lion v10.7 or later"

  
Java for OS X 10.6 Update 15
(Download page linked. Java 6 Update 45 for Snow Leopard)
"About Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 15
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 15 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_45.
This update enables website-by-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5716 for more details about this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update. (see apple doc listing below)

SHA1= 56a950f7a89f2a1c39de01b2b1998986f132be57

System Requirements: Mac OS X v10.6.8"

As with previous updates, I assume these include a check for existing Malware and will remove it if found.

I don't use Java but you can check Apple's OS X Forums for feedback from those that do.
  

Oracle posts Java 7 Update 21 for OS X 10.7.3 and later:
After seeing the Java 6 updates today (above), I checked and saw Oracle's (dev) Java page has downloads of Java SE Runtime Environment 7 Update 21 and Java SDK 7 update 21 for OS X x64 (OS X 10.7.3 or later per their Certified System Configs) and other OS's (cookies required for accepting License Agreement). (For anyone that missed it in previous posts on Oracle Java updates, here's their Java for Macs FAQ.)

Here's a repeat of Oracle's docs for Mac users:

Here's Oracle's Security blog post and Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory on this round (April) of Java updates.
  

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Apple/products related News/Tips/PR/SW Updates:
(as usual, D/L of printer drivers below are complete set/typically larger than using Software Update.)


  

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Monday April 15th, 2013 News Archive
  • VirtualBox Reports page updated (more on 10.6 Server guest install problems)
  • 3 Screen Setup for MacBook Pro Retina
  • Op-Ed on Mac Sims 3 problems, 4 Years After Launch
  • Mac Sims 3 Tip for Error Code 12 (Sims 3 mac forum)
  • VLC Media Player 2.0.6 is full of tweaks
  • Iconic Disc: MacBook Logo Illuminator (kickstarter)
  • iCloud Syncing Gives a Glimpse of Apple's Televised Future
  • Apple's 'Coach' Campbell Sees Google Glass Starting Era of Intimate Objects
  • Apple Dominates Best-Paid as Board Retains Jobs Deputies
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.0 Beta
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues
    (ref: page here on MBP 8600M GT failures/repairs, ext. warranty program ended)
    - Keeping your confidential data secure during hardware repair
    - Mac Basics: Printing in OS X Mountain Lion & OS X Lion
    - iOS: Connecting to Wi-Fi
    - iOS: Understanding cellular data networks
    - iOS 6: Understanding the brightness setting
    - How to publish a podcast on the iTunes Store
    - (Archived) OS X 10.5: Security tips for using Time Machine over a network
  • Other News/Reviews/Tech/Alerts/OT:
    - Seiki Digital debuts with a $1,499 4K (50-inch) TV
    - Sony ISP launches world's fastest home Internet, 2Gbps
    - LED price battle heats up as Osram launches 10-euro bulb
    - Lab-made kidneys raise hope for dialysis patients
    - Nanoparticle could treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    - Review: Panasonic TC-P55ST60 Plasma HDTV (updated 3D info)
    - Kobo Reveals Aura HD, 'Porsche of eReaders'

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