A key feature in the latest beta for Android users expands the ways you can customize and tweak the home screen.
Google is actually touting a product on its home page, which is traditionally free of advertisements.
Searches on Yahoo.com will now go through a secure server, with users seeing a reassuring "https" in their browsers.
Mozilla's latest Firefox updates also debut Intel support for the Android version of the browser and better security with Java plug-ins on desktops.
The latest Firefox for Android beta focuses on developer tools, but one could have big ramifications by turning the browser's homepage into a platform called Firefox Hub.
Through the various changes to Apple's online services (iTools, .Mac, and MobileMe), Apple still retained the option to access photos, movies, and other shared files via Web sites created in the older .Mac "home page" feature, but in an e-mail announcement to .Mac subscribers this morning, Apple announced it will be discontinuing this support on November 8.
Sky's giving its programme guide and apps a new lease of life with a smart TV-style homepage, rolling out to customers from today.
iGoogle isn't long for this world, but that doesn't mean that Google won't have a personalized home page for you.
The Google chief sidestepped a query on whether the social network's Android home will affect app engagement.
With more templates and a streamlined interface, the latest version of Pages is an improvement on iOS, but the Mac version is going to need time to catch up.
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