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Mozilla defends 'rapid release' of Firefox versions

While acknowledging that a six-week release cycle is disconcerting for some users, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation says that quicker releases of new versions of Firefox ensure that new capabilities are not delayed for nearly a year before they can be delivered to people.

Keyword Search Extension offers address bar searching

If you're looking to get the address-bar search functionality of Chrome and Firefox without leaving Safari's Extension sandbox, Safari Keyword Search may be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Firefox 7 reaches beta, promises faster browsing

Mozilla released a beta of Firefox 7, putting the lighter-weight browser in front of a large number of users for the first time.

Firefox 8 to block unapproved add-ons

Starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block browser add-ons installed by other software until users approve them.

Hands on with Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader

Jason Snell compares the new Kindle Cloud Reader web app to its native iOS equivalent.

Vudu video-streaming service adds iPad support

Walmart-owned Vudu has added support for renting and streaming movies to the iPad via the Web.

Safari Omnibar adds search to Safari's location bar

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.

The Macalope Daily: More sad than funny

Before you laugh at Internet Explorer users, click a mile in their shoes. OK, sometimes these metaphors aren't perfect.

Apple's Safari grows faster than Chrome in July

Apple's Safari last month posted its biggest increase ever in usage share, beating perennial champion Chrome in the gain game, according to Web metrics vendor Net Applications.

Review: Opera 11.5

While Opera 11.5 calls itself a browser, it feels like it really wants to be more than that. But in trying to do so, this perpetual innovator’s latest version falls short.