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OS X Java Updates (Java 7 Update 65 and Java 6 Update 65 w/revised installer)
I don't use Java personally (if you don't need/use Java, I'd not install it) but saw Apple posted Java for OS X 2014-001 for OS X 10.9.x/10.8/10.7 today. Per notes on the download page, apparently only installer differences from Java for OS X 2013-005 (Java 6 Update 65) released on 10/15/2013.

  (May 29th) Oracle released (dev site) Java 7 Update 60 for OS X 10.7.3 and later.
(On July 15th, Java 7 Update 65 was released. Mac D/L was Java 7 U45?)
(On Aug 4, 2014 Oracle posted Java 7 update 67 patch release)
If you had previously installed Java 7, you should be able to update via OS X's System Preferences->Java Control panel. If you get an older version at (I did on a test D/L tonight), here's Oracle's dev page with Java SE Runtime Environment 7 Downloads. And here's their Java for Mac FAQ page. (Oracle's Developer site has Java v8. As of 7/15/2014 the latest there is Java 8 Update 11.)
   Java updates typically have important security patches but can break some software, so you may want to check with the dev/vendor of any java based software you depend on before updating and check for user feedback if they have a user forum. (Apple's OS X forums may have some posts but better would be forums for any java software you use. Oracle also has Java Developer forums.) And of course always have a Backup before updating.

Apple/Mac/iOS related News/Op-Ed/Rumors/PR:
Archived Apple Support Articles:
(These docs archived today, many on older app versions. FYI for anyone still using them.)

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Listing/links of updates, DIY mod/upgrade articles, tips and reviews you may have missed. (Mac compatible 802.11ac wifi cards/adapters, Radeon 7970 in 2007 Mac Pro, Mac mini/MBP/iMac internal Mini-PCIe eSATA Card Mods, OS X Updates/Tips/Problems, Low-Cost CPU Upgrades for early Mac Pros/Xserves and Minis, Mac Mini SSD upgrades, OS X SSD Trim Enablers, DIY Fusion drives and more.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Wednesday May 28th, 2014 News
  • Tunes 11.2.2 info/download
  • New Aura SSDs from under $100 for Select MacBook Air & Retina MacBook Pros
  • Apple press release confirms buying Beats Music & Beats Electronics
  • 5 things Apple should to do to rekindle the magic
  • Transfer content from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a new device
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9.1: Repeated prompts to unlock "Local Items" keychain
  • NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX Titan Z
  • Review of Xbox One as a Content Hub
  • Synology announces DS414slim 4-Bay NAS
  • Samsung's new 1TB SSD, based on second generation V-NAND
  • Netgear and ZyXEL Introduce Enterprise WLAN Controllers and Access Points
  • New Microsoft service lists security bulletins for your software
  • Backdoor in Call Monitoring, Surveillance Gear

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