Posts tagged as: Java

Google Exonerated In Java API Case vs. Oracle

A jury decided that Google’s use of 37 Java APIs constitutes “fair use” and does not infringe on Oracles copyrights. The decision caps a two-week trial that saw Oracle once again claim Google stole its Java code when first creating the Android operating system back in 2007 and 2008. Google has long held to the […]

Oracle Reveals Plans to Deprecate Java Browser Plug-In

In part because of the pressure exerted by browser developers, Java curator Oracle has announced that it is going to deprecate the Java browser plug-in. The initiative will start with the forthcoming JDK 9, with removal from the Oracle JDK and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in future releases. The company notes in the announcement heralding […]

Google Moving to OpenJDK for Android

Google plans to take Oracle’s proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK. Android is based on Java and the JDKs are what manage the APIs and other tools developers need to create apps. “As an open-source platform, Android […]

Oracle Wins Appeal Against Google Over Java APIs

An appeals court today overturned a 2012 verdict that largely exonerated Google from infringing on Oracle’s Java copyrights. Today’s reversal puts Google back on the hook for violating the copyrights of some 37 APIs for the Java language that were incorporated into the Android operating system. The Federal Circuit of Appeals in Washington is sending […]

Opera Mini 8 Brings Private Browsing to Feature Phones

Opera Software today released Opera Mini 8, a new version of its browser for feature phones and other devices that run Java, such as older BlackBerries. According to Opera, the new features include a night mode for browsing in the dark, improved data savings reports, and a private browsing mode. The privacy tool lets users […]

Firefox 26 Ships – Better Plug-in Control and Memory Use

Mozilla has announced the release of version 26.0 of its popular Firefox browser. The update adds a number of new features, and it is one of the more significant updates to the browser in some time. Chief among these updates is the ability to exert greater control over plug-ins and memory usage, including the ability […]

Google Updates Browser-Based Gmail for Feature Phones

Google has rolled out a change to the mobile browser version of Gmail for feature phones. According to Google, the revised version of Gmail has a new look that falls in line with its other online services. The new mobile browser app is also easier to use thanks to a reduction in the number of […]

Apple Releases Java Updates for Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion

Apple has posted twin Java updates for OS X, Java for OS X 2013-004 and Mac OS X v10.6 Update 16. Both deal with security, stability, and compatibility flaws. The first is targeted at Lion and Mountain Lion users, while the second is for Snow Leopard only. Regarding 2013-004, Apple cautions that the patch will […]

Oracle, Apple update Java to Address Newly-Discovered Exploits

Oracle has released a new version of Java 7, Update 17. The patch is being released early, Oracle says, to cope with a security hole that is being “actively exploited by attackers to maliciously install the McRat executable onto unsuspecting users’ machines.” The vulnerability was made public late last week. It also fixes a second, […]

Oracle Issues Java 7 Update 13

Oracle has released Java 7 Update 13. In an announcement, Oracle explains that the update was originally slated to go live February 19th, but that it was pushed out early because of “active exploitation in the wild of one of the vulnerabilities affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in desktop browsers.” In all the code […]

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