Software updates archive

  • Apple issues Leopard update
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    Apple issues Leopard update

    By 16 November 2007

    Apple has issued an update for Leopard, its brand spanking new operating system. The Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update updates Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5 to version 10.5.1. Apple says that the 10.5.1 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard...

  • Apple issues Tiger update
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    Apple issues Tiger update

    By 15 November 2007

    Apple has issued the OS X Tiger 10.4.11 update, that is now available. As well as recent Apple security updates, 10.4.11 has a whole host of feature updates including: * Safari 3 for Tiger (so no longer in Beta) * Additional RAW support for some camera...

  • Apple updates QuickTime and iTunes in prep for Apple TV
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    Apple updates QuickTime and iTunes in prep for Apple TV

    By 5 March 2007

    Apple has update iTunes and Quicktime today in preperation for its new TV product Apple TV. The update adds support for the company's new Apple TV device which it claims is the "iPod for the living room". iTunes 7.1 also supports a new full screen Cover...

  • Apple releases QuickTime Security update
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    Apple releases QuickTime Security update

    By 24 January 2007

    Apple has released a security update that fixes a security issue in its QuickTime player whereby visiting malicious websites may lead to arbitrary code excution. The vulnerability was discovered by the Month of Apple Bugs project, which has published...

  • Microsoft patches three "Critical" flaws
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    Microsoft patches three "Critical" flaws

    By 13 December 2006

    It's that time of the month again, time for Microsoft to go about plugging holes in its many software applications. Yesterday's Patch Tuesday inaugurated seven fixes for 11 vulnerabilities, including a last-minute patch for two zero-day flaws in Windows...

  • Apple releases Security Update 2006-2007
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    Apple releases Security Update 2006-2007

    By 29 November 2006

    Apple has released its latest round of security updates for Mac OS X users. Called the Security Update 2006-2007, it improves the security of a number of Apple applications, although there isn't one for the recently discovered flaw in DMG file handling....

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    Microsoft patches 23 bugs

    By 9 August 2006

    Microsoft has issued its biggest security update since it first began the monthly releases. Twelve security updates that fix 23 flaws in various programs are available for consumer and business users. The bugs are found in a broad range of software, including...

  • Internet Explorer 7 to be automatic update
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    Internet Explorer 7 to be automatic update

    By 30 July 2006

    PC users will be offered Microsoft's latest browser later this year via the company's automatic update programme. Normally used to ensure users of the Windows operating system get the latest security fixes and software patches, the company has said that...

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    Mozilla releases Firefox update to patch seven critical flaws

    By 28 July 2006

    Open source software company Mozilla has released an update to its browser, Firefox, to plug 12 security holes. Version 1.5.0.5 is expected to be the last tweak to this version until 2.0 emerges from beta on 26 September. This latest version fixes various...

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    Microsoft's June security update patches eight critical flaws

    By 15 June 2006

    Pocket-lint reported that Microsoft was planning on releasing at least one patch for a "critical" flaw in its June security update, based on pre-release information. However, now that the updates are ready for download, it turns out that eight of the...

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    Microsoft's upcoming security updates contain one labelled critical

    By 12 June 2006

    Microsoft has announced the upcoming release of 12 security updates, nine of which are for Windows. One of the two patches for Office is rated "critical", while the one for Exchange has an "important" rating. The company is also releasing a non-security...

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    Symantec issues patch for recently-discovered flaw

    By 31 May 2006

    Symantec has released a patch for a flaw that leaves computers vulnerable to attack, just days after it was reported by internet security experts eEye Digital Security. Remarkably, it only took Symantec 5 days to issue a full patch, although an eEye Digital...

  • Apple releases 10.4.6 OS update
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    Apple releases 10.4.6 OS update

    By 4 April 2006

    Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update that updates Mac OS X 10.4.5 to version 10.4.6 on both Intel-based Macs and PowerPC-based Macs. The new security update fixes a number of problems and bugs with the operating system but most notably problems...

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    Apple releases second security fix in 2 weeks

    By 14 March 2006

    Apple has released its second security patch for its Mac OS X operating system in 2 weeks. The new security update 2006-002 corrects a number of problems caused by the company's previous patch just last week as well as fixing a number of newly discovered...

  • Apple issues update to 10.4.5
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    Apple issues update to 10.4.5

    By 14 February 2006

    For our Mac friends out there, Apple has announced a new update for its operating system. The new patch takes the OS from Mac OS X 10.4.4 to version 10.4.5 on both Intel-based Macs and PowerPC-based Macs. The company suggests that the 6.4Mb install is...

  • Microsoft rushes out Windows patch to block hackers
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    Microsoft rushes out Windows patch to block hackers

    By 6 January 2006

    While the gadget world is busy reporting on all the latest gadgets and gizmos that will be appearing over the next year in Las Vegas, Microsoft has rushed a patch out to correct a problem that could give hackers access over your desktop. In a statement...

  • Apple releases 10.4.3 update
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    Apple releases 10.4.3 update

    By 1 November 2005

    Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.3 which includes numerous fixes to key components including the Finder and Spotlight searching, Safari, syncing and Mail. The new 97Mb update includes a number of bug fixes as well as improving current applications within...

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    Microsoft updates Instant Messenger for Mac

    By 9 August 2005

    Microsoft has updated its Instant Messenger software for OS X with a strong emphasis on integrating Mac users with Microsoft's corporate instant messaging technology as well as introducing a more cohesive “Mac” style to the application. Version 5.0...

  • Tiger gets update to 10.4.1
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    Tiger gets update to 10.4.1

    By 17 May 2005

    Apple has released 10.4.1 update for Tiger users. The update, some 37.7Mb fixes a number of issues mainly with iMail. Full details from Apple of the improvements the update will make below. Improvements This update offers many reliability and compatibility...