Security update for Safari browser on Mac OS X removed from distribution after causing problems. No word from Apple yet on disposition.
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At Google's Pwnium hacking competition, two new security exploits in Chrome OS were demonstrated, while at Pwn2Own a Chrome Web browser problem was found that also impacted Chrome OS. All three problems have now been patched.
This week's Google Chrome update added some significant new features to its Windows 8 mode, effectively turning the browser into a stripped-down version of Chrome OS, with its own taskbar and window-management tools. But who's it for, really?
Some people are still in denial about the rise of the Linux operating system with the Chrome Web browser interface, Chrome OS, and its hardware: the Chromebooks. The experts say, however, it's the one segment of the PC market that's growing while everything else shrinks.
Google's Chrome's Web browser non-stable 'dev channel' build currently looks like the complete Chrome OS desktop on Windows 8.x when set as the default Web browser and opened in Metro.
Security companies can't agree on whether one piece of adware is a trojan or not. But one thing they're certain of - it's going on their blacklists.
Pretty much everyone agrees that Google's Chromebook Pixel is too expensive to just run the Chrome OS Web browser. But what if it could run Android tablet apps as well?
Google released a tremendous extension for the Chrome browser that makes it easy to save any image to Google Drive. While useful for Chrome users, the real benefit is in making Chrome OS function more like a desktop OS.
Mozilla has released a Firefox OS 1.0 simulator in order to give developers a chance to start building apps for the platform ahead of its release on mobile devices next year; it has also changed the way its desktop browser deals with new private browsing windows or tabs.
Browser maker is approaching the mobile challenge head on by developing its Firefox OS, improving Web app development tools, and turning the Internet into a universal appstore.
Opera recently released version 12.10 of its flagship browser, patching six security vulnerabilities on Mac OS X systems.
The app, similar to those available for iOS and the BlackBerry OS, lets users search online without needing to fire up a browser. However, it will not work on Windows RT-based systems such as the Surface tablet that will go on sale this Friday.
Sauce Labs, the maker of the Sauce "cloud testing service" on Tuesday announced that it added support for OS X, iOS and Android to its automated cross-platform, cross-browser testing service for web applications.
According to Net Applications' browser and OS market share statistics, OS X is still making slow progress on Microsoft Windows, and the total iOS share is crushing Android and all the rest of the mobile OS pack.
Google announced Chrome for iOS today. But it's not the same speedy browser everyone falls in love with on Windows and OS X. So why is Google bothering to release it? And will Chrome for Windows RT suffer the same fate?
Google unveiled on Tuesday Google Drive, its online storage system. Allowing users to store any sort of data in Google's cloud, access is through the browser or an app for Windows, Mac OS, Android and, "in the next few weeks", iOS.
The Opera Web browser for Mac OS X has been recently updated to version 11.62, with the latest update patching six security holes.
Google's desktop browser is now available in beta form for the company's mobile platform, bringing copious synchronisation features to Android-based phones and tablets
In September 1997, Microsoft's brave launch of a new-generation Internet Explorer 4.0 dragged by then browser tycoon Netscape-which had boasted 2/3 of market share-into war. Eventually, Netscape met its doom's day and Internet Explorer survived as the winner.
Windows 7 en route to becoming dominant OS. Chrome en route to becoming #2 browser.