Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Apple releases Safari 5.1 for Snow Leopard, Windows

Safari 5.1 ships as part of Lion, but it's also now available as a free download for those on Snow Leopard and Windows.

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.

Firefox 5

With Firefox 5, Mozilla shifts to a faster release schedule, emulating the lightning pace at which Google’s Chrome gains version numbers. Version 5 debuts mere months after Firefox 4, and Mozilla promises that future editions will arrive with similar speed.

Abine updates Firefox add-on to block Web tracking

The Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-out add-on can now stop Facebook's 'Like' button from appearing.

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.

Mozilla moves more than half of Firefox 4 users to new version

Most Firefox 4 users updated to Firefox 5 in the first week, although the turnover speed was slower than when Chrome last shifted editions, according to Web usage data.

Google unveils Swiffy Flash-to-HTML5 tool

Google on Tuesday unveiled Swiffy, a free tool for converting Flash content into iOS-friendly HTML5.

Fake 1.7.2

Like Automator, Fake gives AppleScript's powerful tools a user-friendly graphical interface. But where Automator controls the workings of Mac OS X, Fake lets you script just about anything you do on the Web.

Mozilla mulls Firefox 3.6 retirement, too

Mozilla is planning to retire Firefox 3.6 from support, but won't put the 18-month-old browser out to pasture until August at the earliest.

Opera co-founder to leave the company

Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is leaving the company next week, Opera announced on Friday.

Enterprise IT unhappy with Firefox 4's quick demise

Some corporate IT managers are unhappy with Mozilla's decision to push out new editions of Firefox every six weeks with its new rapid-release program...

Mozilla retires Firefox 4 from security support

Unnoticed in the Tuesday release of Firefox 5 was Mozilla's decision to retire Firefox 4, the browser it shipped just three months ago.

Mozilla ships Firefox 5, holds to new rapid-release plan

Mozilla on Tuesday delivered the final version of Firefox 5, the first edition under the new faster-release regime it kicked off earlier this year.

Mozilla to add built-in PDF viewer to Firefox

Mozilla is working on a project that will add PDF rendering to Firefox using HTML5 and JavaScript, eliminating the need for users to run Adobe's own plug-in.

Microsoft, Google, Twitter debate whether HTML5 is 'Holy Grail'

Tech's big hitters debate whether HTML5 is the future and ask if developers should build websites or apps.