Java for Mac 10.6 Update 2 released

Apple updated its Mac Java engine today, only for Intel machines running 10.6.3.

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6. Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 supersedes the previous Java for Mac OS X v10.6.

Apple Seeds Third Build of Mac OS X 10.6.4

Apple is seeding developers with access to an all-new build of Mac OS X 10.6.4.

Build 10F50 includes numerous fixes and just one known issue, reports World Of Apple. It weighs in at 581.3MB in its delta form, reports World of Apple. Mac OS X 10.6.4 entered testing towards the end of last month. Speculation (and WWDC) suggests a June launch for the new OS iteration.

Included in this update:

  • Resolve an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
  • Resolve an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
  • Address issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
  • Improve reliability of VPN connections
  • Resolve a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
  • Resolve an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
  • Improve VoiceOver compatibility with iMovie and GarageBand
  • Improve compatibility with some braille displays

Known Issues

  • Marketing text is not formatted correctly, line returns missing.

Focus Areas:

  • Graphics Drivers
  • SMB
  • USB
  • Voice Over
  • VPN


'iTunes Live' trademarked for live shows, Cloud?

TechCrunch notes that Apple has applied for the trademark ‘iTunes Live’ with the above image representing the trademark.  The service would comprise the following areas, according to the application:

- Online retail store services in the field of entertainment featuring prerecorded musical, audio and audiovisual content

- Entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of concerts and live musical performances

Apple most likely owns as well (Mark Monitor is Apple’s 3rd party registrar of choice), so there could very easily be a Cloud component to this as well.

The moniker can already be seen on a few iTunes releases including the iTunes Live in Soho, below.