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Microsoft Project Spartan annotations

Soon everyone will be annotating the Web

As Web pages become apps, they will also become collaborative spaces where anyone can annotate -- and the rules of engagement will take a while to work themselves out

HP's ZDI discloses 4 new vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

ZDI went public after extending the disclosure deadline twice with no fix forthcoming from Microsoft

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Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support

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Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes make a big difference

The browser in the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan has new features that you'll use right away

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Mozilla blocks all Flash in Firefox after third zero-day

Neither the second nor third vulnerability has been patched by Adobe, although the company promises to do so this week

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Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web

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Mozilla reveals plans to revitalize Firefox

Firefox's tentative plans for the future include ditching its legacy XUL technology, long regarded as a hindrance to the browser's evolution

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4 fatal problems with PKI

The Web's security runs on complicated PKI deployments, few of which are implemented correctly, and all of which will soon be at the mercy of Moore's Law

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HP drops the hammer on unpatched IE11 vulnerability

Microsoft refuses to patch 32-bit Internet Explorer, so HP's Zero Day Initiative responds with full proof-of-concept code

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Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

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Mozilla restarts work on multi-process Firefox

Separating rendering from content prevents the browser from crashing when a website or app fails

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Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt

Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

A $99 a year developer program membership is now needed to give add-ons a presence in Apple's previously free extension gallery

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IE loses its stranglehold on the enterprise as Chrome makes major inroads

Google's Chrome will surpass Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser in enterprise usage this year, Gartner predicts

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Chrome saves juice by freezing some Flash content

Feature in the Chrome beta extends notebook battery supply, but also benefits Google

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Firefox Developer Browser offers peek at app performance

The latest version of the Mozilla browser includes tools to give developers insight into what's happening in Web apps

URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks

Researcher develops code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded

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Upgrade or die: The second life of useless apps

Before you download yet another app, ask yourself two questions: Do you really need it? And do you have any idea how much of a pain it will be?

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