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  • Mozilla halts Firefox security updates

    Mozilla has stopped providing security updates to Firefox users as it investigates a bug that caused computers to crash last week.

    Written by Gregg Keizer15 Sept. 10 03:44
  • Microsoft uses Bing home page to push IE8

    Microsoft on Thursday started featuring a small advertisement on its Bing home page for Internet Explorer 8 in an apparent effort to encourage more people to migrate to the latest version of its browser.

    Written by Nancy Gohring03 Sept. 10 04:13
  • Firefox 3.6 becomes number two browser as IE6 declines

    The data from the Net Applications for browser market share in August show that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 continues to lead overall and outpace all competitors in growth. Even better news is that Internet Explorer 6--the archaic and insecure browser that refuses to die--is losing ground.

    Written by Tony Bradley02 Sept. 10 08:34
  • Microsoft's IE loses momentum, drops market share

    The browser battle returned to what passes for normalcy in August as Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE), which had a two-month run of usage share gains, lost ground to the usual suspect: Google's Chrome.

    Written by Gregg Keizer02 Sept. 10 04:31
  • Chrome jumps into hardware speed-up game

    Google will follow the lead of Microsoft and Mozilla by offloading some browser chores to the graphics processor to speed up Chrome, the company said last week.

    Written by Gregg Keizer31 Aug. 10 02:11
  • Mozilla unveils alpha browser for Android

    Mozilla today released an alpha version of its mobile browser for smartphones running Google's Android operating system.

    Written by Gregg Keizer28 Aug. 10 03:42
  • Google's Chrome speeds up Flash patching seven-fold

    Google's decision to push Adobe Flash security fixes using Chrome's silent update service has resulted in a seven-fold increase in patching speed, a Google software engineer said.

    Written by Gregg Keizer24 Aug. 10 04:44
  • Google makes Chrome devs dig into pockets

    Google on Thursday announced it would require new Chrome extension developers to pay a one-time US$5 registration fee as a way to stymie malicious add-ons for its browser.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 Aug. 10 04:09
  • Chrome 6 beta may hint at mythical Chrome OS tablet

    The latest beta of Chrome 6 is out, and its menus have been optimized for touch--complete with buttons for copying, pasting, as well as zooming in on a page. Could this be a taste of what the rumored Chrome OS tablet will be like? Maybe.

    Written by Alessondra Springmann21 Aug. 10 06:05