Young Minecraft architects can now start getting an education in programming while they play the popular 3D video game.
The company's annual rollout of big features and small tweaks includes some whizzy capabilities as usual, and finally, mobile apps for Android phones.
Mozilla is working on a project that could let a few key Android apps like WhatsApp run on its fledgling mobile operating system, which could keep its prospects alive.
The company's new browser will be liberated from ActiveX and other old technologies. That should make Edge more competitive -- and help the Web itself move into the future.
A partnership advances Adobe's technology ideas while making Microsoft's Project Spartan more competitive. For the rest of us, expect a more graphically rich Web.
Looking beyond traditional software makers, Microsoft will make a dedicated push to recruit students, startups and "developers not currently supporting our platforms."
After years of surging revenue, Firefox developer Mozilla saw a rise of only 1 percent in 2013. Still, it did reach $314 million, and Mozilla's leaders say they're upbeat.
The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.
On the latest Mac OS, Apple's browser vaults past Firefox and Chrome on some tests. The browser performance race means a more sophisticated Web for us all.
How it shakes out will profoundly affect the way we all use computing devices, warns high-profile developer Tim Bray. And should we cede so much control to Apple and Google?