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Apple has issued an update to Java, returning it to the Mac, reports "Macworld UK" (http://tinyurl.com/au2maq7). Apple had barred Java from running on Macs due to security issues.
On Jan. 31, Apple blocked Java 7 Update 11 by adding it to the banned list in XProtect. Java quickly released an update -- which Apple promptly banned, again for security reasons. On Feb. 1 Oracle released yet another updated version of Java 7, which Apple seems to have okayed.
You can download it for the Mac at http://tinyurl.com/ahf6mjk . It requires Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later and a 64-bit browser.