Java is used both by applications and web browsers. However, the nature of Java means that it is susceptible to security breaches, i.e., using Java could make it easier for bad people to get their hand on your data. For this reason, Apple has chosen to stop including Java with OS X for security reasons and because most people do need it.
Apple today released Java for OS X 2012-006 which delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility.
Apple today released iOS 6.1.2 to address an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.
Apple today released iTunes 11.0.2 which adds a new “Composers” view for music, improves responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and fixes an issue where purchases may not show up in your iTunes library.
Dropbox doing a Gmail: drops support for unpaid users. “If you use an unpaid dropbox account, be very careful. The support demands currently exceed supply and you are unlikely to get any help."
Oh Microsoft, what the heck are you thinking. Oh yeah, making more money.
Microsoft has announced that the are raising the price on Office for the Mac as much as 17%. This is for Office Mac 2011, that’s right, a price increase for 2-year old software. The details were covered in this article from Computerworld:
“Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.
The move puts Office for Mac 2011 on the same pricing schedule as the new Office 2013 for Windows. The price increases and the disappearance of the multi-license bundles also makes Microsoft’s Office 365, a software-by-subscription deal the company has aggressively pushed, more competitive with traditional “perpetual” licenses.
“First of all, skeuomorphism is actually a sharply defined and angular phrase that describes a very specific design technique. On a basic level, it’s designing an object that mimics, both in appearance and use, a real-world counterpart. This kind of technique is evident in apps on iOS like Contacts, which uses a leather-bound contacts book with flippable pages to represent a ‘real’ book of contacts.”
Apple® is making the MacBook Pro® with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and lower starting prices.
Apple today released iOS 6.1.1 Software Update which fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S.
Laura and I have long wanted a decent coffee place in North Hollywood. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I spied a new place called “Bob’s Espresso Bar” on Lankershim, a couple of doors down from Tokyo Delves. The gentleman behind the counter told me that they had only been open a week and, yes, he was Bob. Bob looked familiar to me. He be familiar to you as well.