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In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Java for OS X 2013-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13

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Apple released two Java updates shortly after the company disclosed to Reuters that a small number of its employees’ Macs had been hacked via the same vulnerability within the Java plug-in that had been used against Facebook. Java for OS X 2013-001 is for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion while the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13 is specifically for 10.6 Snow Leopard; both bring Java SE 6 up to version 1.6.0_41. The updates are available via the App Store app or Software Update and direct download, and Apple reminds you to quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing either one. With multiple vulnerabilities listed on Apple’s page outlining the security content for these releases, it’s a good idea to grab the Java update for your system as soon as you can. (Free, 66.6 MB and 72.4 MB)

 

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Comments about Java for OS X 2013-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13
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I'm so confused by Java on my mac now. I installed the Oracle one recently because I couldn't use Wordle without it. It's still there in System Preferences, which opens the separate Java Control Panel & tells me it's Java 7 and up to date. But then Software Update tells me to install this new Java for OS X 2013-001 1.0. I'm worried about collisions or accidentally downgrading so I've ignored the latter for now. Meanwhile in terminal I run java -version which delivers the following
java version "1.6.0_37"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_37-b06-434-11M3909)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.12-b01-434, mixed mode)

Take Control of Java on your Mac anyone?!:)