Mac Software Update: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicJava have released that long awaited and needed security update for Java.  Check out the details below:

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_39.

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/HT5575 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.


Kill A Mac App With Eight Simple Key Strokes

TNW have reported of a software bug where if you type the following eight key stokes in almost any application:

File:///

it will crash.

For more information, check out TNW’s post here:

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/02/02/typing-these-eight-characters-will-crash-almost-any-application-on-your-mac/


Go Daddy Indeed!

So, what do you all think of the new Go Daddy advert then?

 



Google Doodle…Well Game

Google’s latest Doodle is in honor of inventor Frank Zamboni.

Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. was a U.S. inventor whose most famous invention is the modern ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark for these resurfacers.

When clicked on the doodle changes into an ice rink and a fun little game where after people have been skating on the ice, you take out the ice resurfacer to clean up the mess.

google doodle Frank Joseph Zamboni

Have a go and see how you get on!


YouTube release YouTube Capture

YouTube CaptureYouTube have released their new product YouTube Capture.

This app allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to share video easily and then “upload videos to YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Twitter simultaneously, or share privately with friends and family”.

There is also a nice auto enhance feature that offers “automatic colour correction, stabilisation, trimming and music tracks”.

We think this app will be successful in encouraging users to add content to their YouTube channel.  We are yet to test the app and see how good it’s editing features are, but we expect them not to disappoint.

Check out the YouTube Capture video below to give you a little insite into the  app in action:

 



Apple Updates iTunes

Apple has updated iTunes, and word on the street is, update now!!!

Here are the details:

Introducing the new iTunes. With a dramatically simplified player, a completely redesigned Store, and iCloud features you’ll love—this is the best iTunes yet.

• Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click In the Store.

• A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what’s hot and discover new favorites.

• Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

• Up Next. It’s now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they’ll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

• New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what’s playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play—all from a smaller and more elegant design.

• Improved search. It’s never been easier to find what you’re looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you’ll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

• Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT1222



Samsung Galaxy SIII Number One Smartphone in The World

Samsung Galaxy SIII - Ongoing IssuesThat’s right, it’s been reported that the Samsung Galaxy S III has outsold the iPhone and is now the number one smartphone in the world!

Samsung sold a massive 18 million handsets between July and September compared to iPhone sales of the 4S selling 16.2 million.

With the release of the iPhone 5, this number one spot for Samsung is thought to be short lived, but it is a telling tail of how other handset manufactures are now enjoying the high number of sales that iPhone have enjoyed in a market where Apple have been dominant for many years.

Let’s hope that this inspires continual innovation and that the patent wars don’t hold progression back any further.