Browser battle: Google Chrome 10 vs Mozilla Firefox 4

It's been a busy week for Web browsers. Chrome 10 was released a few days ago, and today sees the release candidate of Firefox 4. I decided to take a look at the two open source browser platforms

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Vancouver contest prompts Google to patch Chrome browser

Google patched 25 vulnerabilities in Chrome today in one last update before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts Wednesday in Canada.The company has a lot on the line at Pwn2Own, which runs March 9-11

Published on: March 9th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Is Microsoft winning travel search war against Google?

By Brennon Slattery As Google continues to slog it out with the Justice Department over its pending acquisition of travel search company ITA Software, Microsoft continues to improve Bing's travel functionality. In doing so, Microsoft

Published on: March 6th, 2011 IDG News Service

First hands-on look at Apple’s iPad 2

When it comes to releasing new form factors for its iPad tablet and other products, Apple not only gets there first; it gets there best.From the debut of the iPod in 2001 to

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Brad Reed

Google wipes 50 bad apps from Android Market

Google has pulled more than 50 malware-infected apps from its Android Market, but hasn't yet triggered automatic uninstalls of those programs from users' phones, security experts said today. "The apps were 'Trojanized,' for

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Backup importance highlighted as Gmail still not restored for all users

Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users discovered their e-mail, chat histories and contacts had disappeared from their accounts, the problem still is not fixed.Google announced Monday night that the Gmail issue, which

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Ian Paul

Google’s content farm crackdown to affect Canadian rankings soon

Many Canadian businesses that have some sort of online presence could be hurt by Google's recent decision to alter its search algorithms to lower the online ranking of so-called “content farms” or sites

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Hot or not? Google’s top 10 innovations of the year

Published on: February 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Motorola Xoom debuts Honeycomb in U.S. launch

To buy or not to buy? That's the question right now as the Motorola Xoom, Google's first Android Honeycomb tablet, gets ready to make its grand debut. The Xoom launched south of the

Published on: February 25th, 2011 JR Raphael

New pharmacy spam campaign using Google brand hijacking

MessageLabs Intelligence recently tracked a new pharmaceutical spam campaign promoting a supposedly "Google-accredited" online pharmacy. This is obvious brand hijacking: Google does not host or approve any pharmacy sites. We contacted Google about

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Paul Wood

PlayBook may rip page from Google

Just months after dismissing the importance of mobile apps, Research in Motion could be jumping aboard the app bandwagon.According to a report from Bloomberg today, RIM is planning to let its upcoming PlayBook

Published on: February 14th, 2011 Brad Reed

Crack Chrome and win $20K prize

Google is so confident that its Chrome Web browser can't be hacked that it is willing to put $20,000 cash and a Chrome CR-48 notebook on the line to prove it. At the

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How Google and Apple will eliminate passwords

Imagine sitting down at a public PC, surfing the Web, visiting Facebook, checking your online bank account and buying something on Amazon.com -- all without entering passwords or credit card information. It gets

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Mike Elgan

Google predicts ‘golden age’ of display ads at hand

Google is very bullish about online display ads. And that's no wonder because as Google's Barry Salzman, managing director, media and platforms for the Americas admits, more than 99 per cent of the

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Nestor Arellano