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Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

You've likely already heard of the Java security scandal, which was something Oracle looked to fix quickly with an update to the software. Even though Oracle says it has patched the issue, some entities disagree. The latest to add its name to the list of dissenters seems to be Apple, as it has decided to block the Java 7 browser plug-in, even after the update was delivered by Oracle.

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Mozilla to implement Click-to-Play for all Firefox plugins except Flash

Mozilla to implement Click-to-Play for all Firefox plugins except Flash

Mozilla has announced that sometime soon, it will be no longer automatically load any plugins on Firefox except the latest version of Flash, instead utilizing Click to Play, which requires users to manually authorize the use of a plugin. This is in an effort to reduce security risks that result from automatically using plugins like Java and Silverlight.

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Stratego comes to iPad, Facebook, and the web browser

Stratego comes to iPad, Facebook, and the web browser

The classic board game Stratego is hitting more platforms today. Developed by Keesing Games, the popular strategy board game by Royal Jumbo is now available on the iPad, Facebook, or through a web browser (Stratego.com). Both the Facebook and web browser versions are free to play, but the developers are charging a hefty $6.99 for the iPad version.

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Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0

Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0

On November 15, Mozilla announced the prototype version of Firefox OS Simulator, a browser add-on for Firefox. Now the company has announced the arrival of Firefox OS Simulator version 1.0. Users can nab the browser add-on now from Mozilla.org; it only works on Firefox browser versions 16 through 17.x at the moment.

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PlayStation Store hits the web under the radar

PlayStation Store hits the web under the radar

It's time to get busy with Sony's vast collection of content for multiple different platforms with the first appearance of their browser-based PlayStation Store. This store is set to sell TV and movie content as well as PlayStation games galore, but at the moment isn't quite perfectly synced up for all media that's offered across the platforms it serves. In other words you should certainly check it out, but you won't be able to see everything your PlayStation sees.

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Chrome update for iOS and Android brings bug fixes, Passbook support

Chrome update for iOS and Android brings bug fixes, Passbook support

Google has pushed out Chrome browser updates for iOS and Android, bringing with them a few bug fixes and some new features, with the new features being skewed toward the iOS version. As with all updates, you can nab the apps from the Google Play Store for Android, and from the App Store for iOS. Both updates are available for download now.

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Firefox Beta 18.0 supports Retina Display

Firefox Beta 18.0 supports Retina Display

Mozilla has launched its latest Firefox beta for mobile and desktop, bringing a host of new features, including Retina Display support. Also tossed into the mix is W3C Touch Event support, as well as opt-in search suggestions and improved phishing security for Android users. You can nab the latest download over at the Mozilla website.

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Mozilla kills 64-bit Firefox browser for Windows despite lots of users

Mozilla kills 64-bit Firefox browser for Windows despite lots of users

This is rather odd. Mozilla has reportedly discontinued the 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows. The 64-bit version of the browser was available for Windows computer users in testing. The announcement was made by Mozilla via one of its Google Groups titled "Turning off win64 builds."

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Firefox for Android now supports millions of ARMv6 smartphones

Firefox for Android now supports millions of ARMv6 smartphones

Firefox for Android can now be used on millions of additional devices due to added support for many smartphones running ARMv6 processors. Previously, the app was only supported on phones using ARMv7 processors, as well as running Android 2.2 or higher. This furthers Mozilla's stated mission to "bring the Web to as many people as we can."

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Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Back in 2009, Microsoft announced support for Do Not Track in Internet Explorer 9. Soon after, DNT support was added by Mozilla, Apple, and Opera to each company's respective browser. With Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has DNT enabled by default. Yahoo! doesn't like this move, and released a statement that it will ignore the browser's DNT signal.

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Microsoft faces up to $7.4bn fine in EU browser punishment

Microsoft faces up to $7.4bn fine in EU browser punishment

Microsoft is facing the unpleasant end of the European Commission antitrust blunderbuss, with the company now in line for a potentially huge fine over browser choice missteps. The EC confirmed it was investigating the software firm back in July, after an agreed-upon browser choice page failed to be shown to 28m PC users; now, Reuters reports, the EC will open a formal proceeding that will decide the extent of the penalty.

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Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Google's Chrome for Android browser has been updated to run on x86 processors, meaning Intel Medfield powered smartphones like Motorola's RAZR i now play nicely with the app. Unveiled earlier this month, and set to go on sale in October, the RAZR i arrived with a few gaps in its software support, most notably the fact that Chrome wasn't compatible with non-ARM processors.

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