Hashtag Trending August 27 – Reddit’s vax misinformation pushback; Google remains Safari’s default search engine; new EU crypto laws

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Reddit moderators stand up to vaccine misinformation on the site, Google pays up to remain Safari’s primary search engine, and the EU clamps down on crypto. It’s all the

Published on: August 27th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Retina MacBook Pro: ‘Air’-inspired design still feels pro

Apple isn’t afraid to stir things up, making people to rethink how they use technology. In recent years, most of that kind of innovation has focused on the iPhone, iPad, and iOS. But the

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Roman Loyola

Apple reveals iOS 6, new 3D Maps app

Apple on Monday took the wraps off iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Senior vice president for iOS software Scott Forstall told

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Apple updates iOS to version 5.1.1

Apple on Monday released iOS 5.1.1, a small update for the mobile operating system that powers the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.The update includes a small handful of fixes. Among them: Taking HDR

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Browser bible: How to choose the right software for Web surfing

Everyone needs a Web browser, but with so many different ones available, deciding which one is best for you can be hard. Are you looking for something blazing fast? Or is strong security

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Megan Guess

Group wants new FTC investigation of Google’s privacy policy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Google to halt its plan to consolidate user identities across its services and fine the company for violating an October privacy settlement with the agency, privacy

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Grant Gross

Google in hot water for tracking of Safari users

Google's alleged circumvention of do-not-track controls on Apple's Safari browser could lead to big fines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if the agency determines Google has violated a privacy settlement the company

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

10 Safari shortcuts

I'm a keyboard guy. While I like my Magic Trackpad, and the trackpad on my MacBook Air, I do as much as I can from the keyboard. As such, I use LaunchBar to

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Kirk McElhearn

Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals

The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS

Published on: July 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Google updates Chrome with safe browsing feature

Google on Tuesday updated Chrome to version 12, adding a new tool that warns users when they've downloaded files from dangerous Web sites. The company also patched 15 bugs in the browser and

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Mozilla Firefox 4 makes quantum leap in browsing speeds

Mozilla Firefox's flashy features often bogged down its performance--until now. Though it's still not quite as fast overall as rivals Safari 5 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) and Chrome,

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Nathan Alderman

Great iOS 4.2 features you might have missed

Apple last week finally released the update to its iOS software for mobile devices like the iPhone and the iPad. And while the big changes -- AirPlay, AirPrint and iPad-focused tweaks -- got

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Michael DeAgonia

Top 5 new browser features debuted in 2010

The browser wars have changed. During the last couple of years, the four or five leading browsers have all greatly improved--to the point that the choice often comes down to taste or political

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Chrome, Safari, MS Office top ‘dirty dozen’ list

The Google Chrome browser has earned the dubious distinction of being named the most vulnerable application on the "Dirty Dozen" list of 12 applications with the most discovered software flaws requiring security updates

Published on: November 17th, 2010 Ellen Messmer