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Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard

Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.

Get rid of harmful browser cookies with Cookie Stumbler

Cookie Stumbler finds browser cookies, including advertising and tracking ones, and gives you the option to delete them all, or inspect and banish them individually.

Oracle Java SE7 Update 6 brings full support for OS X

With the release of Java SE7 for OS X, Apple's platform can boast full compatibility with the latest version of the cross-platform technology.

Block apps from accessing the Internet with Radio Silence

Want to stop your Mac apps from automatically accessing the Internet? Radio Silence, a useful firewall tool, can help with that.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Google building stronger Flash sandbox in Chrome

Google says it had wrapped up work on a stronger Flash sandbox in the Windows version of Chrome, and would soon ship the same for its OS X browser.

Safari 6 a slight but sleek upgrade for Apple's browser

Under Mountain Lion, Safari is a blast to use, and its relatively few additions all prove worthwhile.

Firefox 14 a worthy alternative to Safari

Firefox 14 lands pleasantly between Safari’s slick design sense and Chrome’s quickness.

Safari 6 available for Mountain Lion and Lion, but not Windows

An Apple spokesperson confirmed that Windows users will not be able to upgrade to Safari 6, meaning they can't get access to features like Safari's unified URL and Search bar, iCloud Tabs, or Tab Views.

Better browsing with bookmarks

The biggest time-saving feature you'll find in any Web browser is the ability to bookmark sites, providing a quick route back to places you visit frequently. Here are Sharon Zardetto's favorite bookmarking tricks.