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Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

Performance is now up to 25 percent faster thanks to a new JavaScript compiler, Mozilla says.


App Store surpasses 40 billion downloads, with 20 billion in 2012

Apple on Monday announced that the App Store has eclipsed 40 billion downloads, with nearly half of those coming in 2012.

The Week in iOS Apps: Dinosaurs, rawwwr!

The new year brings new games, updated newspaper apps, and an introduction to dinosaurs for the youngest iPhone and iPad users.

The Week in iOS Apps: Keep calm!

This week's roundup of new and updated apps features new ways to achieve a Zen-like state.

Remains of the Day: The gift of giving

The iTunes Store gives you a list of the best of 2012 and now lets you give your friends apps from your iOS devices. Elsewhere, News Corp gives The Daily's staff the option to dance for their pink slips and an untrustworthy source gives us some spurious rumors about the next iPad mini.

The Week in iOS Apps: Avant-garde

This week's roundup of iOS apps brings you the work of composer Philip Glass, as well as the Monstrous work of Mike and Sulley. Why choose between the two?

Google Maps for iPhone could violate European law

When users install Google Maps on their iPhone, the option to share location data with Google is switched on by default. By doing this, Google violates European data protection law, according to a German data protection watchdog.

Apple, Microsoft spar over fees for SkyDrive iOS app

Apple has blocked updates to the app ever since Microsoft introduced the ability to purchase storage without giving Apple a 30 percent cut of the revenue

8 great free Mac gifts

If you don't have any money, these gifts might just be right up the alley of that special Mac user in your life.

The Week in iOS Apps: Good grief!

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll commit untold violence! This week’s roundup of iOS apps offers users the full range of human emotions.

iTunes Store expands to 119 countries, keeping rivals at bay

Apple on Tuesday took a major step toward Tuesday in expanding its presence in the international market, launching the iTunes store in more than 50 countries, a move that nearly doubles the list of countries where it sells music.

Firefox browser betas out for desktop, Android

Mozilla has released new beta versions of its Firefox browser, with an improved JavaScript engine for desktops, Retina display support for Macs, and optional search suggestions for Android.

The Week in iOS Apps: Holiday! Celebrate!

This week’s roundup of iOS apps includes new and improved ways to make the holidays more enjoyable, and maybe a bit less lonely.