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Updates: iTunes 10.2.1, Java and Printer Drivers

Apple has released iTunes 10.2.1 which provides support for iOS 4.3 features and some security updates. iOS 4.3 will be released March 11th. We compiled what we know about iOS 4.3 in this post.

iTunes 10.2.1 features:

• Sync with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 4.3.
• Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from iTunes libraries with Home Sharing on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3
• Security updates. more information.

Although Apple has released iTunes 10.2 so this update must’ve addressed minor and last minute bug fixes.

The update is available on Apple’s website: iTunes 10.2 and for 64-bit Windows: iTunes 10.2 for Windows (64 bit).

Apple has released released 2 updates for Java: Snow Leopard (Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4) and Leopard (Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9). Both update Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_24. and “delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability”.

A security update is included in this patch. Fixing multiple Java vulnerabilities ( read more: Snow Leopard and Leopard security notes). Vulnerability could lead to arbitrary code execution. So it’s important to install this update as soon as possible.

Updates available from the Apple Software Update utility or Apple’s website:

• Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4
• Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9

And finally Apple has updated drivers for printers from the following manufacturers: Xerox, Epson and HP. The updates are available for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

The drivers are available from the Apple Software Update or you can download it from Apple’s website:

• Xerox Printer Drivers v2.1 for Mac OS X v10.6
• Epson Printer Drivers v2.6 for Mac OS X v10.6
• HP Printer Drivers v.2.6 for Mac OS X v10.6

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