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  • Adobe to beef up PDF security with Reader sandboxing

    Adobe Systems Inc. today announced that it will harden the next version of its popular Reader PDF viewer, a frequent target of attacks, by adding "sandboxing" technology to the software.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 July 10 01:03
  • Mozilla yanks password-stealing Firefox add-on

    Mozilla on Tuesday warned users that a password-stealing add-on slipped into Firefox's extension gallery more than a month ago had been downloaded nearly 2,000 times before it was detected.

    Written by Gregg Keizer15 July 10 04:20
  • Firefox 4 picks up speed

    Firefox 4's first beta is 27% faster than Mozilla's more stable browser, Firefox 3.6.6, but still lags behind rivals including Chrome, Opera and Safari, benchmark tests show.

    Written by Gregg Keizer10 July 10 03:59
  • Microsoft IE gains browser market share (this is not a typo)

    Internet Explorer has been in a freefall compared to its hotter rivals Firefox and Google's Chrome lately, but Microsoft's browser has finally reversed a small portion of its worldwide market share losses.

    Written by Jon Brodkin02 July 10 01:29
  • Microsoft's IE posts record usage share gains

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) turned things around last month, boosting its usage share by a record amount, a Web analytics firm said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer02 July 10 04:13
  • Microsoft debuts data visualization tool

    Microsoft has released a controller for its Silverlight multimedia software that can present dynamic visual summaries of large data sets in Web browsers.

    Written by Joab Jackson01 July 10 03:46
  • Google steals security page from Mozilla's Firefox

    Google will take a page from Mozilla's playbook and block outdated plug-ins from launching, part of new efforts to keep Chrome users safer, the company said Monday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer30 June 10 03:54
  • Google's Chrome passes Safari in US browser share

    Google Chrome is now the third-most-popular browser in the U.S., behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox, but ahead of Apple's Safari for the first time, according to a study by Web analytics company StatCounter.

    Written by Peter Sayer29 June 10 07:26
  • Microsoft updates IE9 preview, beefs up HTML5 support

    Microsoft on Wednesday updated its rough-edged preview of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), adding support for several crucial HTML5 standards and boasting that the browser is faster than ever.

    Written by Gregg Keizer26 June 10 03:53
  • Google Chrome integrates Flash

    Google's Chrome has now integrated Adobe's Flash directly into the browser. Chrome 5.0.376.86 was released over Google's Stable channel and is now available to download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The update also includes five bug fixes, including two relevant to video handling.

    Written by Brennon Slattery28 June 10 07:14
  • Your Browser in Five Years

    What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing major changes that will alter our day-to-day computing lives.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci21 June 10 08:35
  • Opera Mini for iPhone: Will Apple Approve It?

    The ball is in Apple's court with the Opera Mini Web browser for the iPhone, which is now pending approval in the iPhone App Store.

    Written by Jared Newman24 March 10 03:08