Mozilla has released Firefox 20, which includes a number of significant improvements to the browser. They include the ability to initiate a private browser session without needing to open a new window or closing your current session, the ability to kill a hung plugin, a new download manager, and more.
OS X News
Adobe plans to end sales of the boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat software. Several resellers have reported a cutoff date of May 1st for purchasing the boxed set of Adobe Creative Suite.
Yup, there’s another Java vulnerability you should know about. Researchers from security firm FireEye are warning users of yet another new Java zero-day vulnerability.
If you’ve ever used the Wordpress editor to post a blog entry, you know what a pain it can be to use. Like any web based editor, it has its own little quirks, and if you use it insider various browsers, they bring their own quirks to the party. Is there a better way?
My favorite type of simulator has always been one I could just figuratively hop in the cockpit, learn a few simple controls, and then fly like a big shiny bird. That’s why I was pleased to get the opportunity to try out Aerofly FS from iPACS.
A number of Apple employees had their Macs infected by visiting the popular iPhoneDevSDK forum. It’s believed that employees from Facebook, and most likely numerous other companies, were compromised as well.
We reviewed an earlier version of Magican last year, in December. At that point, Magican was still getting its feet wet a adapting to the mainstream. At the request developer’s request, we take another look at this cleaner app.
Mozilla today released Firefox 19. Its main new feature is a built in PDF viewer, which means you’ll no longer have to download a PDF file, and then open it with Preview.
Apple is in the third and final leg of its “Get Stuff Done” promotion in the Mac App Store, and has unveiled ten discounted Mac apps designed to simplify workflows on the Mac. This week’s collection of discounted apps is under the umbrella of “Utilize.”
A startup company called Rabbit has launched a closed beta of their “video chat and content sharing application”. Perhaps the best way to describe it is a modern implementation of instant messaging. With video added, of course.
Adobe issued a security bulletin on Thursday announcing that it was releasing updates to the Flash Player to address a pair of security holes targeting Mac and Windows users.
Origin has hit the Mac, and here’s to hoping that it works better than the Windows version. Previously released in a private Alpha, it is now available for all to download.
Bitcasa has announced that its Infinite Drive cloud storage system has launched, and is now available on the Mac and iOS devices. This is in addition to support that existed during beta testing for Android, Windows, Windows RT, and Google Chrome.
Apple has posted a job listing for user interface engineers who want to make “the next big thing even bigger.” with an eye expanding Siri’s capabilities to new apps on iOS, and apparently, their Mac platform.
All software has bugs, but this is a weird one. If you try typing the phrase “File:///” (no quotes, the f must be capitalized) into almost any app while running Mountain Lion on your Mac, it will crash. I tried it in Chrome, the browser I use while posting articles, and it works. Just a hint for a happy life, make sure all your work is saved before you try this, OK?
Macs running OS X 10.9 are continuing to show up in ever increasing numbers, possibly hinting that Apple’s next-generation Mac operating system could soon be unveiled to the public.