Bug off — security fixes to head off browser attacks

Whatever you use to surf the Web needs a fix. Developers of all five major browsers--Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera--recently released important security patches.To head off a growing number of attacks

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Eric Larkin

11 important things you should know about the iPad

In the end, you have to try it for yourself. The world is full of people who formed fierce opinions about the Apple iPad not only before they'd used one but before they

Published on: April 6th, 2010 Harry McCracken

Bug off — Find your bugs yourself, Pwn2Own winner tells Microsoft, Apple

The only researcher to "three-peat" at the Pwn2Own hacking contest said today that security is such a "broken record" that he won't hand over 20 vulnerabilities he's found in Apple's, Adobe's and Microsoft's

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Breaching Safari, Firefox browsers will help duo keep title in Vancouver contest

Two former winners will line up later today at the Pwn2Own hacking contest to take another crack at thousands of dollars in prizes for exploiting fully-patched browsers.Charlie Miller, who has taken home cash

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

IE8 will fall first in Vancouver hacking contest, organizer says

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8, not Apple's Safari, will be the first browser to fall in this week's Pwn2Own hacking challenge, the contest organizer said.Aaron Portnoy, security research team lead with 3Com TippingPoint, the

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Six cool, little-known iPhone shortcuts

Last week, a new iPhone app called Tiger Text hit the App Store. The app lets users send text messages to a server that could be read by the recipient via an app

Published on: March 5th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Apple Safari will ‘fall first’ in hacking contest

Apple's Safari will be the first browser to fall next month at the Pwn2Own hacking challenge, the contest organizer predicted today.A researcher who has won at Pwn2Own the last two years wasn't so

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Five tasks you can do really well with these specialty browsers

In case you haven't heard, the browser war is over. It's not that there aren't still competitors -- in fact, there's a bountiful landscape of Web browsers for OS X. Rather, the war

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Joe Kissell

Browser face-off – which of the top 5 is the victor?

For browser fans, this is the best of times. The five most popular Web browsers -- Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Opera -- have released significant new versions

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Preston Gralla and Michael DeAgonia

Which mobile browser is best? Safari, Web OS or Android

Browsing the Web while you're on the move is one of the perks of owning a smartphone. The new touchscreen phones now entering the market are ideal for this job, as they're equipped

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Daniel Ionescu

iPhone anti-fraud feature sucks, experts say

The iPhone's new defense -- meant to prevent users from reaching phishing sites -- is inconsistent at best, a security researcher said today, with some users getting warnings about dangerous links, while others

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Google Chrome browser beats Firefox 3.5 in speed test

When Mozilla released a new version of Firefox a couple of weeks ago, its developers promised a faster browser, and Firefox 3.5 delivers, racing past IE and Safari in our latest set of

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Nick Mediati

iPhone light years ahead of the BlackBerry on almost every count – Part 3

Yesterday, Part 2 of our three-parter on the relative merits of the BlackBerry and the iPhone as a business device, focused on applications, discussing the colossal limitations of BlackBerry apps when contrasted with

Published on: May 29th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Internet Explorer 8 faster than Firefox and Chrome, says Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. said this week that its own speed tests prove Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is faster than either Firefox or Chrome.In a report released Wednesday, Microsoft spelled out how it tests browsers

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer