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Mozilla moves forward with enterprise version of Firefox

Mozilla is advancing its plans to release a version of Firefox tailored for organizations whose IT departments manage it for their employees from a central console.

Google patches Chrome, beefs up malicious file blocking tech

Google last week patched Chrome 16 and improved the download warnings in the impending Chrome 17.

Google downgrades Chrome ranking after paid-link monkey business

Google penalized its own browser's search rankings over a marketing campaign that went bad, the company confirmed.

Mozilla persuades Firefox 3.6 users to dump old browser

Mozilla's upgrade call last month pushed more Firefox 3.6 users to grab a newer edition than any month since June 2011, Web metrics company Net Applications says.

Mozilla launches Firefox 9, speeds up JavaScript

Mozilla says Firefox 9 -- which debuted Tuesday -- processes JavaScript up to 36 percent faster than its predecessor. Mozilla also tweaked Firefox's Interface on Mac OS X 10.7 to support Lion's two-fingered swipe gesture for navigating backward and forward through already-viewed pages or sites.

Mozilla, Google seal new Firefox search deal

Mozilla and Google struck a new search deal that will provide "significant revenue" to the maker of Firefox.

Chrome 16 fixes high, medium-risk vulnerabilities

Google has released Chrome 16, a new stable version of its Web browser that addresses 15 high- and medium-risk vulnerabilities.

AdBlock Plus defends decision to allow some ads

The developers of AdBlock Plus, an extension for Firefox that blocks advertising on websites, are trying to contain a brewing controversy over their decision to allow some non-flashy ads to be displayed by default.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

Bugs & Fixes: Decoding Apple’s Safari 5.1.2 release notes

Apple's sparse release notes can make it difficult to find out what a software update fixes. Such is the case with Safari 5.1.2. But Ted Landau digs into the listed improvements of the latest version to find out what's changed.

Mozilla ponders demise of Firefox for Leopard

Mozilla is mulling the end of Firefox support for Mac owners running Leopard, the Apple operating system released four years ago, developer discussions show.

Apple releases Safari 5.1.2 with PDF viewing support, bug fixes

Apple on Tuesday released Safari 5.1.2 for Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, Snow Leapard 10.6.8, and Windows. The update features stability improvements and makes it possible to view PDFs within web content.

McAfee protects your Mac without affecting performance

McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2012 is a multipronged and easy-to-manage extra layer that doesn’t seem to slow my computer down one bit.

Chrome extension lets users express email privacy expectations in Gmail

A team of privacy researchers and product designers from Europe and the U.S. have released a browser-based implementation of Privicons, a project that aims to...

Mozilla ships Firefox 8

Mozilla has released Firefox 8, adding Twitter search to the browser and patching eight vulnerabilities.