Apple today released Java 1.4.1, an updated version of its java implementation for Mac OS X. The update adds improved Java applet support for Safari and other Web browsers that support the Java Internet plug-in. According to Apple, Java 1.4.1 is also up-to-date with the latest Java release from Sun, with “hundreds of new features, including built-in support for XML-based Web services, enhanced client functionality, and improved performance and reliability.” Additionally, Java applications now take better advantage of Aqua and Quartz Extreme, fully leverage the built-in Universal Access features of Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), and can now be controlled through AppleScript, via the new UI Scripting technology. The update is available via the Software Update preference panel.