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Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."
Apple and Samsung are going to try talking it out; you may soon smell of eau d'Apple; and the iPhone will likely remain pleasing to the eyes.
Autodesk has launched the Smoke 2013 video editing software, which costs under a quarter of the previous version.
The iPad drops into even more countries, the Apple II is firmly entrenched in middle age, and Final Cut Pro X hasn't given up the ghost yet.
Apple has pulled its free trials of software like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Aperture, instead directing prospective customers to the Mac App Store.
Fear your Mac has the Flashback malware installed, but you aren't running Java? You'll want to grab Apple's standalone removal tool.
The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.
A noted French designer is (or isn't) working on a project for Apple. Tim Cook definitely (may have) visited the offices of a prominent video game company. And Amazon offers (a ton) a decent number of streaming titles.
Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature to block the automated display of content that requires a plugin, like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files. The update should protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plugins to install malware on their computers.
Kaspersky Lab said late Thursday it had fixed the problems that caused it to suspend the Flashflake Removal Tool earlier in the day; meanwhile, security company Norton unveiled its own Flashback detection and removal tool, available for free download.
Microsoft will begin charging developers to use the application programming interface for its Bing search engine.
When Google rolled out significant changes to Google+ on Wednesday, it did so without first warning developers on the platform.
As promised, Apple has released a tool to remove Flashback from infected Macs.
Kaspersky Lab on Thursday suspended distribution of its tool to remove the Flashback malware attacking Mac computers, saying the tool itself was making unacceptable alterations to user computers. A replacement is expected soon.
The number of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec said today.