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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Firefox 7 reaches beta, promises faster browsing

Mozilla released a beta of Firefox 7, putting the lighter-weight browser in front of a large number of users for the first time.

Mozilla ships Firefox 6, patches ten vulnerabilities

Mozilla has released Firefox 6, the second edition since it shifted to a rapid-ship cycle that delivers a new version of the browser every six weeks.

Firefox 8 to block unapproved add-ons

Starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block browser add-ons installed by other software until users approve them.

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Prosecutor charges two in 2010 sale of iPhone 4 prototype

A California county district attorney's office has decided not to press charges against Gizmodo or former editor Jason Chen for the blog's part in a 2010 case involving a lost iPhone 4 prototype.

Google engineer, Adobe squabble over Flash bug credit

Adobe patched 13 critical bugs in its nearly-ubiquitous Flash Player on Tuesday, but came under quick criticism from a security engineer who works for Google.

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Spike in mobile malware doubles Android users' chances of infection

An explosion in mobile malware during the last six months has more than doubled the chance that a user's Android smartphone will become infected, according to Lookout Security.

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Apple's Safari grows faster than Chrome in July

Apple's Safari last month posted its biggest increase ever in usage share, beating perennial champion Chrome in the gain game, according to Web metrics vendor Net Applications.

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Judge gives AT&T iPad hacker more time to make deal

A federal judge has put the case against a man charged with hacking AT&T's website last year on hold to allow plea negotiations to continue.

Microsoft spells out Office for Mac bugs in Lion

Microsoft last week confirmed that customers running Office for Mac will experience problems with the suite on Apple's new Lion operating system.

Apple expands free Lion upgrade offer

Apple is offering more details about its free Lion upgrade offer, saying the deal also applies to Macs bought from authorized resellers after the new OS's debut.

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Researchers uncover more Android malware on Google's Market

Security researchers have found more malicious Android apps on Google's official download site and being spread through Chinese app stores.

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Mozilla slates Firefox 5 update to fix Lion crash bug

Mozilla plans to update Firefox for the Mac to deal with a bug affecting the browser in Apple's soon-to-be-released Lion operating system.

Judge rules against Google in Street View 'Wi-Spy' lawsuit

A federal judge has declined to dismiss charges against Google that it allegedly violated the Federal Wiretap Act when it collected personal data from Wi-Fi networks.

Google boosts Gmail's anti-phishing feature

Google this week added an anti-phishing feature to Gmail that automatically displays the sender's address for some messages.

Google patches seven bugs in Chrome browser

Google patched seven vulnerabilities in Chrome as it issued the second security update for its browser this month.