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Oracle Warns macOS 14.4 Can Cause Java to Terminate Unexpectedly

Saturday March 16, 2024 11:04 am PDT by
Oracle this week warned that the macOS 14.4 update released earlier this month for Macs can cause Java processes to "terminate unexpectedly." In a blog post on Friday, Oracle's Senior Director of Product Management Aurelio Garcia-Ribeyro recommended that Apple silicon Mac users who rely on Java avoid updating to macOS 14.4 until the issue is resolved by Apple:An issue introduced by macOS...

Safari in macOS Sierra Deactivates Flash and Other Plug-ins By Default

Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:33 am PDT by
In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus on HTML5 content and improve the overall web browsing experience. As explained by Apple developer Ricky Mondello in a post on the WebKit blog, when a website offers both Flash and HTML5 content, Safari will always deliver the...
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Oracle Now Bundling Adware With Java for Mac

Thursday March 5, 2015 5:04 pm PST by
For years, Oracle has been bundling an search toolbar with Java for Windows, relying on what some call deceptive methods to get users to install the add-on to their browsers. Now, the company has extended its adware strategy to Java for Mac, according to ZDNet. Image via ZDNet The unwelcome Ask extension shows up as part of the installer if a Mac user downloads Java 8 Update 40 for the...