Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Researcher raps Apple for not blocking stolen SSL certificates

A security researcher criticized Apple for what he called "foot dragging" over the DigiNotar certificate fiasco, and urged the company to quickly update Mac OS X.

Mozilla's rapid Firefox releases are killing me

CIO's Bill Snyder doesn't care for the ramped-up pace of updates for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Google adds offline access to Gmail in Chrome

Chrome browser users will be able to access Gmail when they're not connected to the Internet starting Wednesday and will gain similar offline capabilities for Docs and Calendar in the coming week.

Mozilla defends 'rapid release' of Firefox versions

While acknowledging that a six-week release cycle is disconcerting for some users, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation says that quicker releases of new versions of Firefox ensure that new capabilities are not delayed for nearly a year before they can be delivered to people.

Keyword Search Extension offers address bar searching

If you're looking to get the address-bar search functionality of Chrome and Firefox without leaving Safari's Extension sandbox, Safari Keyword Search may be exactly what the doctor ordered.

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.

Search for substrings in Safari

By default, Safari won't find strings of text within words when you search; it'll only find words that begin with whatever you're looking for. But a blogger figured out a fix. Also: How to resize Web pages while in full-screen mode.

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.

Safari Omnibar adds search to Safari's location bar

Chrome and Firefox offer a single location bar that can also perform searches. A new, free SIMBL plugin called Omnibar brings that feature to Safari.

The Macalope Daily: More sad than funny

Before you laugh at Internet Explorer users, click a mile in their shoes. OK, sometimes these metaphors aren't perfect.

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.

Review: Opera 11.5

While Opera 11.5 calls itself a browser, it feels like it really wants to be more than that. But in trying to do so, this perpetual innovator’s latest version falls short.

Restore Safari 5.0.3's tab opening behavior

Safari 5.1 changes where a new tab appears when you open one from a link. Fortunately, if those looking to change that behavior back have some options.

Review: Safari 5.1

Safari 5.1 gives Apple’s browser enough horsepower to hold its own against rivals in day-to-day browsing. More importantly, its new features truly distinguish it from the pack, making Safari 5.1 a great step up from its predecessor.