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I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery.
Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working.
Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available." I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it.
Once that was all done, I could log in from all my Macs, fire up the applet and establish a secure connection. I made sure that the Safari and Java preferences were set the same on each machine but still no joy.[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. I tried it in 10.10 beta 2, and it also worked there.There's not much documentation for it, so tinker around a bit to get the result you want.] I'm writing a detailed set of instructions for getting VPN 'on-demand' working with i OS 7.Web applets still use the up to date, secure version 1.7 plugin.[crarko adds: I believe Oracle has said that eventually Java will no longer support applets at all, on any platform.] A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri.