Category: Apple

Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit Vulnerability

By | February 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit VulnerabilityWebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.

According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.

No further details were revealed.

[Via Zunited]

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

By | September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

Apple Rules The Phone And Tablet Browsing Market

By | September 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

Apple Rules The Phone And Tablet Browsing MarketMobile browsing has more than doubled in the last year and now accounts for over 6% of all online activity, a Web statistics company said today.

Apple’s Safari, the default browser on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, rules the usage share roost, representing 53% of the mobile browsing market.

Two trends are clear. Phones and tablets are stealing browsing share from desktops at an accelerated pace. - Vince Vizzaccaro, a vice president with metrics firm Net Applications

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58 Safari Bugs Patched To Prevent Drive By Attacks

By | July 21, 2011 | 8 Comments

58 Safari Bugs Patched To Prevent Drive By AttacksApple updated Safari to version 5.1 yesterday, patching 58 security vulnerabilities and beefing up the browser with several new features, including sandboxing on Mac OS X 10.7.

Safari 5.1 is bundled with Lion, the operating system Apple released earlier yesterday. Good news is that it also runs on Mac OS X 10.6 i.e. Snow Leopard. A separate Safari update to version 5.0.6 was also issued today for users running Mac OS X 10.5, or Leopard.
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Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video Calling

By | July 11, 2011 | 25 Comments

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video CallingFacebook unveiled its new video calling feature this week right after Google+ came out and boasted with Hangouts (video chats with up to ten people). Unfortunately, Opera is not supported by Facebook for this feature at present. An Opera employee had the following to say about the matter:

The reason for Facebook’s block seems to be a problem with our version of Opera on OS X. Facebook’s plug-in installs itself as FacebookVideoCalling.webplugin on Mac, but our browser only recognises plug-ins with a .plugin extension. This causes their plug-in detection scripts to think the installation failed, triggering a renewed installation process. Our fearless engineers are working to fix this issue in Opera code as soon as possible, and we’re also in talks with Facebook to find a quick resolution to the problem. - Patrick H. Lauke, Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations Team at Opera

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Firefox 5 Update To Fix Mac OS X Crash Bug

By | July 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 5 Update To Fix OS X Crash BugFirefox 5.0.1 will arrive shortly going by an announcement made by Mozilla. No release date was given, however. The update isn’t for Windows or Linux operating systems either, just for Mac OS X. This is because Lion i.e. Mac OS X 10.7 possesses a bug that makes Firefox 5 crash when showing websites that utilize downloadable fonts.

We alerted Apple to the problem before the release of 10.7 but they did not fix the problem before 10.7 went to final release. We’ve changed the font APIs that we’re using to newer versions which appear to fix the problem. The bug in Lion will cause severe crash problems for Firefox 5 users if it’s not fixed. - Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director

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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

By | July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

[Thanks, Sebastian]

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

[Thanks, Ichan]

Firefox: Render .PDF With HTML5 And JavaScript

By | June 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Firefox: Render .PDF With HTML5 And JavaScriptThe future looks good.

There is some good news floating around about the future of web browsers. As of today, web browsers rely on native code plugins to display PDF files, like Adobe’s PDF reader or Foxit reader. However, this is about to change.

Fortunately for all of us, the web is quickly embracing the new technologies, and thanks to that, guys at pdf.js team plan to create a Firefox extension aka a built in PDF reader which uses HTML5 to render the documents.
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Mac OS X Lion Copies Chrome OS Browser Mode

By | June 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mac OS X Lion Copies Chrome OS Browser Mode

The upcoming Mac OS X release from Apple is set to have a browser only mode, similar to one found in Chrome OS.

According to MacRumors, Lion lock screen includes an option to “Restart to Safari”, which basically just boots an operating system with the web browser only.

Furthermore, thanks to the new auto save feature, users can continue where they left after OS is switched back to the default mode.

Mac OS X Lion is set for July release and should be available in the Mac App Store for $29.99.