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Soon-to-be-banned Chrome browser plug-ins get reprieve

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.

By November 25, 2014

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Firefox to deactivate most plug-ins by default

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.

By September 25, 2013

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Google begins barring browser plug-ins from Chrome

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.

By September 23, 2013

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Plug-ins give Photoshop support for Google's WebP image format

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.

By June 25, 2013

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Chrome beta disses plug-ins, speeds tapping on Android

The new beta of Google's browser also adds support for animated WebP images and an interface that lets Web apps vibrate the phone.

By November 21, 2013

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Ten years in, Firefox fights on -- now against Google and Apple

Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.

By November 10, 2014

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Google promises speed, security with 64-bit Chrome on Windows

The newest Chrome for Windows is faster at some tasks, better at thwarting attacks, and renders fonts better. The 64-bit Chrome for Mac still is a work in progress, though.

By August 26, 2014

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Microsoft: The Web is better without plug-ins

Why ditch plug-ins such as Flash Player and Silverlight? Microsoft's list: Battery life, security, privacy, and support for mobile devices.

By January 31, 2012

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IE on Android or iOS? Not in Microsoft's current vision

A cross-platform push may be on at "cloud first/mobile first" Microsoft, but for now Internet Explorer isn't a product the company plans to make available for its mobile OS rivals.

By August 15, 2014

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In Chrome, Google's Hangouts plugin goes extinct

Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.

By June 30, 2014