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Firefox 14 released with new security features and vulnerability patches

Version 14 of the Mozilla Firefox browser, released Tuesday, offers several new security-related features as well as patches for numerous vulnerabilities.

Introducing Macworld's iPhone Photography Superguide

Thanks to the iPhone, many more of us have a camera in our pocket. But, like any art, perfect photography takes time. That's why we put together Macworld's iPhone Photography Superguide, our attempt to help you glide through the rough patches and onto photographic stardom.

Google Chrome locks down non-approved extensions

Google has quietly changed the way Chrome browser adds extensions, blocking automatic installs from all but those downloaded through the company's Chrome Web Store.

Retina-ready Mac apps are on the way

Slowly but surely, Retina-enabled apps for the new MacBook Pro are starting to hit the market, and that trickle will grow into a flood as we head into fall. Here's what two dozen developers told us about their plans.

Remains of the Day: Shine on

Apple's shined up the MacBook Pro's environmental rating, one rumor site is putting its shiny dollar down on a Mountain Lion release date, and the shine is off Siri for one tech writer.

Microsoft Office must evolve to remain successful

Office has been a wildly successful product for Microsoft, but its continued dominance is far from assured as software moves to the cloud and employees bring their own tablets and smartphones into work.

Weekly Wrap: iOS hacks, solar Bluetooth keyboards, and Mountain Lion prep

A Russian hacker helped users get in-app purchases for free. A solar-powered Bluetooth keyboard can switch between devices. And Mountain Lion's ready to roar, so we offered advice on getting your Mac ready. In case you missed those or other big stories from the past week, here’s your chance to catch up with the Weekly Wrap.

Remains of the Day: Scare tactics

Apple's new category on the App Store should scare McDonald's and Starbucks, Microsoft is running scared from Apple's vision of the future, and Samsung's trying to scare off jurors.

How to create read-only PDFs in OS X

Sure, it's easy to create a PDF, but can you protect what you share? In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland shows how to encrypt a PDF using only OS X's built in tools.

Hackers publish emails, passwords from Yahoo service

A group of hackers on Thursday published a list of more than 453,000 log-in credentials on the Internet that were allegedly stolen from a database associated with a Yahoo service.

Google to pull Chrome plug on OS X Leopard

Google will pull the plug for Chrome running on OS X 10.5, aka Leopard, after it releases version 21, which is currently in beta and will reach the browser's stable channel next month.

Tapbots releases public alpha of Tweetbot for Mac

In a first for the company, Tapbots has released a public alpha of Tweetbot for Mac.

New Java malware affects Macs running Snow Leopard and earlier

A new Java-based malware targets Macs, along with Windows and Linux computers. But if you're running Lion, you're safe.

Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Privacy advocates welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Safari users.

Remains of the Day: Up to something

Steve Ballmer's got his dukes up, Mike Daisey's got his dander up, and one judge's ruling on Samsung's tablets is on the up and up.