Apple releases new fix for iPhone zero-day exploited by hackers

Apple on Monday released a new version of the iPhone and iPad’s operating systems to fix a vulnerability that hackers were exploiting in the wild, meaning they were taking advantage of it to hack Ap

Apple releases iOS, iPadOS and macOS security fixes for two zero-days under active attack

Apple released surprise software updates for iPhones, iPads and Macs on Wednesday that fix two security vulnerabilities known by Apple to be actively exploited by attackers. The two vulnerabilities we

UK’s antitrust watchdog finally eyes action on Apple, Google mobile duopoly

The U.K.’s competition watchdog has published its final report on a comprehensive, year-long mobile ecosystem market study — cementing its view that there are substantial concerns about th

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line yet on the backgrou

Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

In what amounts to an innocuous but important proof-of-concept, a hacker called qwertyoruiopz has released a pseduo-jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interest

Google makes Chrome 15% faster on Windows

Google is currently making a concerted effort to make its Chrome browser faster and leaner. The company announced a project to bring down memory usage earlier this month, for example. But it also quie

Apple launches Safari Technology Preview, a new browser aimed at web developers

Apple today announced it’s expanding its efforts in the area of web development, with the launch of a new version of its Safari web browser, designed specifically for developers. Called Safari

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and some of the engineers on the WebKit project today announced that they have teamed up to launch WebAssembly, a new binary format for compiling applications for the web.

Opera’s Chromium-Based Desktop Browser Exits Beta, But Still Lacks Major Features

After <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/05/28/opera-launches-first-preview-of-its-chromium-based-desktop-browser-spins-off-email-client/">a month of testing</a>, Opera's <a href="https://techcrunch

Opera Launches First Preview Of Its Chromium-Based Desktop Browser, Spins Off Email Client

Opera today launched the first preview version of its Chromium-based desktop browser for Windows and Mac since the company announced the switch from its own browser engine to Google's in February. Thi

Opera’s WebKit-Based Android Browser Exits Beta To Battle Apps For Users’ Attention

Browser maker Opera's first WebKit browser has exited beta. The full launch for the browser previously code-named Ice adds a few additional minor updates to the meaty feature-set demoed at the Mobile

Google Has Already Removed 8.8M Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink

Google's decision to fork WebKit and launch its own Blink rendering engine came as a surprise when the company made the announcement just over a month ago. Yesterday, at the Google I/O developer confe

Adobe Will Contribute To Google’s Blink Browser Engine, Believes It Will “Strengthen An Already Healthy Browser Competition”

Google’s announcement that it would fork WebKit to develop its own Blink browser engine was definitely a surprise and the repercussions of this move for the browser ecosystem as a whole are stil

Gillmor Gang: Fork You

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — spent a too-quick hour on Facebook Home, Twitter’s new deep linking Cards, and the jousting ove

Google Forks WebKit And Launches Blink, A New Rendering Engine That Will Soon Power Chrome And Chrome OS

Google just announced that it is forking WebKit and launching this fork as Blink. As Google describes it, Blink is “an inclusive open source community” and “a new rendering engine b

Opera’s CEO On Innovation And Privacy, And A First Look At Its New WebKit-Based Browser For Android [TCTV]

Web browser company Opera Software, now 300 million users strong, caught the world off guard the other week when it announced that it would be <a target="_blank" href="http://www.techmeme.com/130213/p

The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

The <a target="_blank" href="http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2013/02/13/webkit">news</a> that Opera is shutting down the development of its own browser rendering engine and moving to the open source

Why Mozilla Matters And Won’t Switch To WebKit

Earlier this week, Opera <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/02/13/opera-sings-the-final-song-with-its-rendering-engine-decides-to-shift-to-webkit/">announced </a>that it would stop working on its ow

Opera Confirms “Gradual” Shift To WebKit — Starting With Smartphones — As It Clocks Up 300M Users

Browser maker Opera plans to move to using the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for "most" upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers. Its first WebKit product is likely to be a br

Apple And Google Still Lead WebKit Development, But More Smaller Companies Contributing

Apple and Google still represent the bulk of reviewed commits contributing to the ongoing development of WebKit, the open source web browser engine that powers Safari and Chrome, among others. Google
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