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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.

Dropping Safari for Chrome

Lex Friedman was long a Safari devotee. But he's found Safari 5.1 insufferable, and ended up switching to Chrome full-time. It went better than expected.

Mozilla to prompt Firefox 3.6 users to ride rapid-release train

Mozilla will start a more aggressive campaign to convince users of the older Firefox 3.6 to upgrade to the newest edition, Firefox 7.

Reeder for Mac 1.1.2

Reeder for Mac is a breath of fresh air in the crowded market for Google Reader and RSS clients, offering a healthy dose of features polished up with an interface that shows the program's iOS roots.

Mozilla tries to add silent updating to Firefox 10

A year after it pulled the plug on silent updates in Firefox 4, Mozilla said it will debut most of the behind-the-scenes feature by early next year.

Firefox 7 improves browsing speed, developer tools

The latest version of Firefox, released a mere six weeks after version 6, may not appear to have changed much, but there are a few useful, subtle changes to be found.

Consumers can opt for fewer Firefox releases

Although Mozilla will urge users to stick with Firefox's rapid release schedule, the open-source developer says that users could turn to the slower pace of releases that will soon be aimed at enterprises.

Keep your Mac safe from Web security flaws

This year has seen numerous security breaches at the root infrastructure of Web privacy and security. How can regular users protect themselves? Glenn Fleishman has some expert suggestions.

Mozilla proposes slower Firefox release tempo for enterprises

Mozilla has proposed a significantly slower Firefox release pace for enterprises, the result of a corporate backlash earlier this year against an accelerated scheme that ships a new edition of the browser every six weeks. Under the plan, Mozilla would deliver a new version of Firefox to enterprises every 30 weeks -- five times slower than to consumers.

Mozilla ponders, rejects even faster Firefox release pace

A pitch to accelerate Firefox's rapid-release schedule even more -- cutting a week to ship a new version every five weeks -- has been rejected by Mozilla.

Google releases Chrome 14 browser

Google on Friday patched 32 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying more than $14,000 in bug bounties as it also upgraded the stable edition of the browser to version 14.

Echoing Apple, Microsoft bans Flash from Metro IE10 in Windows 8

Microsoft will not support browser plug-ins, including Adobe's Flash, in one of the two versions of Internet Explorer to be bundled with Windows 8.