Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.
Web developers and graphic artists who want to try the data-saving graphics format now have two choices of open-source plug-ins for Photoshop.
The Mac maker is forcing users of older versions of the Flash Player plug-in to update in the name of security.
The new beta of Google's browser also adds support for animated WebP images and an interface that lets Web apps vibrate the phone.
Apple's new plug-in manager in Safari allows for site-specific customization of plug-in behavior.
The Aurora test version of Firefox won't load browser plug-ins, such as Silverlight and QuickTime, unless the user grants permission. Flash is the exception.
Reliant on plug-ins like Silverlight, Unity, and Java? Make plans to move on or change browsers, because most plug-ins will be banned from Chrome in the next year.
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Why ditch plug-ins such as Flash Player and Silverlight? Microsoft's list: Battery life, security, privacy, and support for mobile devices.
If you're looking for gee-whiz features, you won't find them here. But there are still some nice enhancements.