The Mac OS X Lion v10.7.4 and Security Update 2012-002 were released for users of Mac OS X 10.6.8, Mac OS X Server 10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7 to v10.7.3, OS X Lion Server v10.7 to v10.7.3. The Safari 5.1.7 update was released for users of Mac OS X v10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7.4, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later. Learn more about the updates at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5281.
In addition to fixing flaws in Webkit in its Safari Web browser, Apple has disabled old Flash Player versions in its latest release in an effort to strengthen security. Learn more at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271 and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5282.
It is recommended users back up their systems before performing the installation of the update. The file size of the standalone update download is between 692.68MB and 1.4 GB. The Safari standalone update file size is 44.98MB for OS X Lion, 47.72MB for Snow Leopard and 36.71MB for Windows. Support downloads can be downloaded at http://support.apple.com/downloads/.
- All seven Harry Potter books will be available via Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library starting June 19. Read more at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000777521.
- Apache OpenOffice 3.4 debuted May 8. This release marks the first offering of the productivity suite since it was donated by Oracle to the Apache Software Foundation.
This free office suite is available for Linux, Mac and Windows operating system platforms. The latest release comes with support for 15 different languages, improved ODF support, new spreadsheet functions, enhanced graphics, improved performance and more.
Learn more at www.openoffice.org/news/aoo34.html.
Roku has discontinued its Roku 2 HD. In its place it has released a 2012 model of its Roku HD player at the end of April. The new Roku HD has a suggested retail price of $59.99.
The 2012 Roku HD has a color scheme that is all black, with the bottom portion of its base being purple — basically the reverse scheme of its Roku LT model. The difference between new 2012 Roku HD and its Roku LT is the former has all three RCA outputs and it is slightly larger than the Roku 2 models.
The new HD also comes with the newest Roku remote, which features the three extra shortcut buttons for Netflix, Pandora and Crackle.
Read more at www.engadget.com/2012/03/15/new-roku-hd-fcc-video-streamer. Or compare the latest Roku models at www.roku.com/roku-products#3.
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