Don't-Miss Web & social Stories
There are two kinds of people in this world: Folks so excitedly using their brand new iPads that they're ignoring this week's Weekly Wrap, and the rest of us. For you who cling to your older iPads, or simply aren't ready to own an Apple tablet at all, I once again present a roundup of the biggest and best stories from Macworld.com over the past week.
Apple on Monday released Safari 5.1.4, which contains a slew of fixes for the company's Web browser.
Google on Monday withdrew as a sponsor of next month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, and will instead put as much as $1 million up for grabs if researchers can demonstrate exploits in the company's Chrome browser.
Google released a new version of its Chrome browser on Wednesday in order to update the bundled Flash Player plug-in and address serious security vulnerabilities.
Ted Landau understand the convenience of shortened URLs used by services such as Twitter, but it can play merry heck with your Safari history. In this edition of Bugs & Fixes, Ted looks at a workaround.
The U.S. Congress appears likely to move forward with two controversial copyright enforcement bills, despite vocal and widespread opposition.
Google penalized its own browser's search rankings over a marketing campaign that went bad, the company confirmed.
A day after Mozilla shipped Firefox 9, the company quickly released an update to fix a bug that was causing the browser to crash on Mac, Linux and Windows systems.
Google has released Chrome 16, a new stable version of its Web browser that addresses 15 high- and medium-risk vulnerabilities.
Mozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service into Firefox 10 early next year.
On Tuesday Google updated the stable version of Chrome to version 15 and paid out a record $26,511 in bug bounties to researchers who reported some of the 18 patched Chrome vulnerabilities.
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.
If Safari's iOS interface is too simple for you, newcomer Dolphin packs all sorts of power features for your mobile browsing pleasure.
Ted Landau examines some Safari performance issues.
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.