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Java 7 Update 51 for OS X 10.7.3 and Later:
[Update: Oracle released Java 7 Update 65 on May 28th, 2014.]
(I don't use java but posting as a FYI to those that do need/use it.) Oracle's Java 7 dev page (and Java.com) has Java 7 Update 51 for OS X 10.7.3 or later (only 64-bit JVM is certified). Here's the release notes and Oracle's Java for Mac FAQ. (They also link to doc on New security requirements for RIAs.) If you have already installed Java 7, you can update via System Preferences ->Java Control panel.
   Java updates typically have important security patches but can break some software, so you may want to check with the dev/vendor of any java based software you depend on before updating and check for feedback. (Apple's OS X forums and/or forums for any java software you use. Oracle also has Java Developer forums. And of course always have a Backup.)
(I've not seen an update to Java 6 since Oct 15, 2013's updates for OS X 10.6 and 10.7/10.8.)
  
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(I don't use any Adobe products, but posting updates as FYI for those that do.)
  

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Monday January 13, 2014 News
  • LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2: Mini Review
  • Mac GeekBench scores updated for 2013 Mac Pro 12-Core
  • Mac Pro back on European shelves after regulatory shift
  • World War Z review (iOS)
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Logic Pro X: Use Producer Kits for maximum customization of Drum Kit Designer
    - iMovie (2013): Accessing keywords from previous versions of iMovie
    - iWork for Mac: Importing and exporting iWork '09 documents
    - iBooks: How to sync iBooks between devices
    - iPhoto for iOS: About auto-sized prints
    - OS X keyboard shortcuts
    - OS X: How to migrate data from another Mac using Mavericks
    - OS X Mavericks updates the power button behavior on Mac Computers
    - Thunderbolt ports and displays: Frequently asked questions
    - iOS: Troubleshooting apps purchased from the App Store
    - iOS: Dictionary isn't available after updating to the latest version of iOS
    - iOS: Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcode
  • Other News/Reviews/Tips/Tech/Op-Ed/OT:
    - Google Acquires Nest For $3.2 Billion
    - Infortrend EonStor DS S16F-R2651 Review
    - Cisco says it will fix backdoor found in routers
    - A Clever Speaker That Creates Crowdsourced Playlists
    - SimCity 'offline' game to be released as free download

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