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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.

Apple releases Java updates for Lion, Snow Leopard

Apple on Tuesday came out with another round of Java updates, aimed at both Mac OS X Lion and Snow Leopard users.

Add a Mickey Mouse clock to your Dashboard

Because Apple hosts a fully-functional version of its iPod nano Mickey Mouse clock face on its website, you can put a working copy of it in Dashboard.

Up close with iOS 5: Safari

The latest version of mobile Safari adds even more features inspired by the Mac edition of Apple's Web browser. The finished product won't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, but with Safari in iOS 5, you won't feel like sacrificing quite as much when you browse on the go.

iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly Wednesday, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers.