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Apple boots Java out of browsers in OS X update

10/19/2012, Normally, java, a popular term used to describe coffee, is taken to give its drinker a “kick” due to the properties of caffeine that coffee beans carry. The thing is, the programming language Java has been given the boot instead of being the one doing...

New Java vulnerability found, could affect 1 billion users

09/26/2012, Oracle has recently been at the receiving end of criticism when a zero-day exploit was discovered in Java, an exploit which we were told had been brought to Oracle’s notice months ago. Oracle broke its quarterly schedule to ship out a patch for the...

Jury rules that Google violated copyright laws in Oracle trial

05/08/2012, For those unfamiliar, Google and Oracle have been embroiled in a legal battle with the latter claiming that Google had infringed upon its copyright when using its Java tools. Now it looks like a major blow has been dealt to Google and possibly Android as...

Apple Releases Update to Remove Flashback Trojan

04/13/2012, After 3 updates, Apple has finally released an update for Java that removes the purported Flashback Trojan that is to have infected over 600,000 Macs worldwide. Apple has not had a good time since the Java vulnerability came about. Despite announcing that...

Java updates for Flashback avoid OS X Tiger and Leopard

04/09/2012, Apple has managed to issue a fix to the vulnerability that plagued Mac systems in the recent Flashback malware attacks, but this fix is only supported in select versions of OS X, and will not include Tiger and Leopard. The two updates released by Apple...

Apple Issues Java Update after Vulnerability Scare

04/04/2012, Apple has reacted to Java-related fears on Mac OS X very positively. The company released an update which is said to fix the flaws that might lead to danger. The update which was rolled out to the masses yesterday was for Java for OS X Lion 2012-001 and...

Google quietly pulls Gmail app for Symbian

12/06/2011, Bad news Symbian owners, if you currently rely on the Gmail Java client for your phone, it seems that Google is quietly pulling the plug on the app and ceasing support for the app as far as Symbian devices are concerned. No official announcement from...

Sprint launches Music Plus

04/12/2011, Sprint has just announced the launch of Music Plus – a music player, music library manager, ringtone manager and music store all in one app. For folks who don’t have an MP3 player or always leave them at home but have their phones with them...

BlackBerry PlayBook won’t be short of apps at launch

03/24/2011, The BlackBerry PlayBook will be RIM’s first device that runs on a totally new operating system, QNX. One of the problems with having a new operating system is the fact that there usually isn’t an ecosystem of apps developed for the tablet when...

Android contains code copied from Java?

01/21/2011, The legal battle between Oracle’s Java and Google’s Android has been going on for a while and now it seems that it might actually have a case. It has been discovered that at least 43 Android source files appear to have been directly copied from Java....

Oracle Sues Google Over Alleged Android Patent Infringement

08/13/2010, In some rather tricky news for Google’s Android OS, Oracle has sued Google for allegedly infringing on seven patents as well as copyrights related to Java. The company alleges that Google ignored Sun’s patent portfolio for some time, and had...

Android 2.2 To Run Apps Many Times Faster

05/11/2010, We knew that Android 2.2 was going to integrate a faster Java virtual machine* but someone went through the effort of actually benchmarking it, and the raw extra speed is as high as 6X. To arrive to this conclusion, the AndroidPolice.com folks have run...

Snaptu App Store Hits AT&T App Beta Site

04/28/2010, Not everybody’s phone might have a built-in App Store like the iPhone or those Android devices, but Snaptu might be able to help you out with that. It functions more or less like an app store for mobile phones that don’t have one built-in,...

Opera Mini Goes Native On Windows Mobile Phones

03/04/2010, You might have been happily using Opera Mini on your Windows Mobile powered phone for some time now, but it looks like things are going to get a lot better, as Opera Software has officially launched a native version of Opera Mini 5 beta for WinMob 5 and...