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iPhone, Safari, IE8 and Firefox security holes identified

iPhone, Safari, IE8 and Firefox security holes identified

Every year security-minded tinkerers get together with the latest browsers and smartphones to see how quickly they can hack them, with the promise of thousands of dollars to motivate them.  It's all part of CanSecWest, and this year Safari, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox were all exploited while the iPhone gave up its SMS database in a Pwn2Own hacking contest.

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Blump’it browser plugin turns any tablet into a JooJoo [Video]

Blump’it browser plugin turns any tablet into a JooJoo [Video]

If you've been intrigued by the JooJoo's UI and wish you could get something similarly web-centric and finger-friendly for an existing touchscreen device, Blump'it might be your saviour.  A Firefox plugin - and perhaps soon a Chrome Extension too - Blump'it gives the browser a more intuitive touchscreen interface.  Confused?  TechVideoBlog lined up a video demo of the system in action.

Video demo after the cut

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RealNetworks Launches RealPlayer SP Globally

RealNetworks Launches RealPlayer SP Globally

RealNetworks' RealPlayer SP just got release, and not just in your neighborhood either. Tacked as a global release, this iteration of RealPlayer seems to be aiming for the stars this time around, and following a pretty common strategy now a days: social integration. Users of the new RealPlayer will be able to take their videos around with them, as well as share them on Twitter and Facebook. So here we go on the sharing adventure again.

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Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

Firefox 3.5 released: faster JavaScript, Location-Aware, new privacy features

The browser cycle continues, with Mozilla next to announce an update of their open-source app.  Firefox 3.5 brings with it the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, said to be more than twice as fast as in v3.0 and ten times faster than Firefox 2, together with native integration of Ogg Theora video, and Location Aware Browsing.

Video overview after the cut 

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Safari hacked in seconds; IE8 & Firefox fall soon after

Safari hacked in seconds; IE8 & Firefox fall soon after

Security researcher Charlie Miller has shown how he can hack into a MacBook notebook in a matter of seconds, via a Safari exploit that currently remains unaddressed.  The demonstration was part of Pwn2Own 2009, a competition in which hackers attempt to break various platforms in the fastest time possible, taking away both a prize fund (in Miller's case $10,000) and the machine they hacked.

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Apple Safari 4 launched: 30x faster JavaScript than IE7

Apple Safari 4 launched: 30x faster JavaScript than IE7

Apple have launched Safari 4, the latest version of their browser for OS X and Windows.  Claimed to run JavaScript over four times faster than Safari 3 and thirty times faster than IE7, thanks to the new Nitro engine, there's also a number of new features including Cover Flow, to browse through history and bookmarks, and Top Sites, which gives a visual overview of frequently visited pages.

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Google Chrome Gets Out of Beta Really Soon

Google Chrome Gets Out of Beta Really Soon

It was great to see Firefox’s success in the browser war. While IE still dominates the market, Firefox has been chipping away IE’s shares. Now come Google Chrome which many have reported it would be hitting gold release soon. According to TechCrunch, the reason why Google is pushing Chrome to final release milestone is to be able to get PC Vendors to bundle the browser in their systems - as many of them would not accept incomplete software.

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Mozilla adds Multitouch Gestures to Firefox for Macs

Mozilla adds Multitouch Gestures to Firefox for Macs

The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 will bring many new features that we have been asking for, including multifingered gesture support for Mac users. In October, Mozilla's Eddie Lee created an experimental version that allowed Mac users to have limited gesture controls, now it has been made official.

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Mozilla releases Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

Mozilla releases Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

As we suspected, Mozilla announced the availability of the new Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 this afternoon. This version is available on Mozilla’s Beta download page in 55 different languages.  The 3.1 Beta 2 exceeds any previous expectations that we had as far as added features.

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Firefox 3.1 Beta released

Firefox 3.1 Beta released

All of you Firefox junkies out there will be pleased to hear the Firefox 3.1 beta has been released to the public. The good news is this update sports quite a few changes and interesting updates.
 

 
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Firefox for Mobile coming next week for Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

Firefox for Mobile coming next week for Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

Mozilla will release an alpha-build of their new Firefox Mobile browser by the end of next week, initially only for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet.  The software, codenamed Fennec, is intended for preliminary code checking with a touchscreen-centric device, according to Jay Sullivan, Mozilla vice president of mobile, and precedes a Windows Mobile version that will drop "in a few months".  As well as the multifunction search & address 'awesome bar', Firefox for Mobile will support swipe-gestures for calling up control and contextual menus, and use the same Gecko rendering engine as the desktop version of Firefox.

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Mozilla releasing FireFox 3 tomorrow – aim to set Guinness World Record

Mozilla releasing FireFox 3 tomorrow – aim to set Guinness World Record

FireFox 3 will be release tomorrow and Mozilla team is planning to set a Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in 24 hours with this release. So far, 1,361,323 million people around the world have pledged to download FireFox 3 during its 24 hour “download day”. You have to complete the download to be accounted to the download counter.

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