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Apple fixes broken OS X patch

Issues new security update to replace one that disabled support for 64-bit applications in the operating system.

Apple Computer has issued a new Mac OS X patch to replace an earlier one that some users said disabled support for 64-bit applications in the operating system. "We have issued a new version of the 2005-07 security update which resolves an issue affecting 64-bit applications," an Apple representative said in a statement e-mailed to News.com on Thursday.

The first version of Security Update 2005-007 was released on Monday. It provides fixes for flaws in various parts of Apple's software, including the Safari browser, Bluetooth wireless and various networking tools. The new update is available through Apple's Web site. Users who have already installed the earlier update should install the new version as well, according to Apple's Web site.