A little more than a week after releasing iOS 6.1, Apple's got a new update in the hopper.
The company today released iOS 6.1.1 to developers to test their apps and sniff out bugs.
Per a private change log posted by 9to5Mac, the crux of the update includes changes to Apple's own mapping software for Japanese users. That includes "improved pronunciation," color tweaks, updated iconography, and directions that "strongly prefer highways over narrower roads."
Those changes strongly suggest that Apple's got some work to do with its maps in the … Read more
Windows XP users who run certain Kaspersky antivirus software may find themselves offline after downloading a new update.
Released yesterday, the update causes Windows XP computers to lose their connection to the Internet.
IT administrators who use Kaspersky Endpoint Security at their organizations chimed into the Kaspersky forum yesterday and today complaining of connectivity problems. One person who manages around 12,000 computers with KES installed noted a slew of calls to the help desk from users knocked offline.
Some IT admins said they were able to restore Internet access by shutting down the monitoring of certain ports or disabling … Read more
Oracle has rushed out a new Java security patch designed to plug up a range of holes in the software.
The February Critical Patch Update for Java SE addresses 50 security vulnerabilities, 44 of which affect the use of Java as a plug-in for Web browers, according to an Oracle blog posted Friday. If not properly patched, the plug-in could open the door for attackers to remotely execute code on a PC or Mac by directing users to malicious Web sites.
"The popularity of the Java Runtime Environment in desktop browsers, and the fact that Java in browsers is … Read more