News Archive for Monday, March 4th, 2013

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Sapphire shows AMD Radeon 7950 Mac Edition PCIe card at CeBIT:
Great news from a reader (germany) mail today:

"At CeBit germany, Sapphire showed a NEW AMD 7950 Mac Edition card!
(More info and photos at this Google Translated page.)
-Andreas"

Thanks Andreas. (I can't reply back to him currently.)
I didn't see any info on the Mac card yet at Sapphire's site but here's a link to their (PC) Sapphire HD 7950 3GB card and AMD's reference Radeon HD 7950 Graphics card page.
Update: (Mar 19th) - Sapphire press release - Exclusive HD 7950 Mac Edition with AMD GCN architecture.

(April 4th) Sponsor OWC"s Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition (3GB GDDR5, PCIe 3.0) page shows in stock on 4/4/2013.  

Java for OS X 2013-002 (for OS X 10.7-10.8.x)
(Download page linked. It's Java 6 Update 43.)
"About 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.

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

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5675 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=145d74354241cf2f567d2768bbd0a7185e7d308a

System Requirements:
OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 or later (Incorrect. Finally removed March 12th)
OS X Lion v10.7 or later
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later"

Today's Java updates are related to fixing Exploits in previous versions.
  

Java for OS X 10.6 Update 14 (Java 6 Update 43)
(Download page linked.)
"About Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14 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 Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

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

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5676 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= 0f61f751f0a93a3a16824a826dc32bad5d9a981d

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 17 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 17 and Java SDK 7 update 17 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 Alert blog post on this round of Java updates.
  

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Recent Articles/Tips/Tweaks/Reviews:
Listing/links of updates to mod/upgrade articles, tips and reviews you may have missed. ($250 Mac Pro Dual 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU Upgrade, DIY Fusion drives, Low-Cost 2006 Mac Mini CPU Upgrades/unofficial EFI updates, 2012 Mac Mini HDMI video problems/display tips/USB 3.0 interference, mods and more)
  
Previous Day's News Summary:
    Friday March 1st, 2013 News Archive
  • New iMacs (base models) show shipping within 24 hours
  • (Late 2012) iMac 27-inch (2012) Review
  • Macs dig in as standard business PCs
  • Collection of Steve Jobs Videos (youtube) (thanks Bill)
  • Turn Your (jailbroken) iPhone Into an AirPlay Audio Receiver
  • League of Legends Mac Open Beta is Here
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - About Apple video adapters and cables
    - Troubleshooting issues with video on internal or external displays
    - MacBook/Pro 13in: How to use the combination audio port for an audio input device
    - Apple Remote Desktop 3.3: Installing in OS X Lion or Mountain Lion
    - OS X Server: iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol support
    - iOS: Understanding cellular data networks
    - Using Keynote Remote
  • How SSD power faults can scramble your data

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