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iOS 8 grants new power to rival browsers, Web-based apps

Today, third-party apps can run JavaScript programs only with hobbled performance on Apple's mobile OS, but Apple's next version grants them the full performance Safari gets.

By June 4, 2014


Google pays coders to improve open-source security

A new program aims to build deeper security mechanisms into open-source software. Perhaps it will keep security experts from contracting with nefarious hackers or the NSA instead.

By October 10, 2013


Google's Native Client reaches ARM-based Chromebooks

The software for fast browser apps has taken a step beyond mainstream x86-based PCs to Chromebooks using ARM processors. But it won't reach ARM-based smartphones until later this year.

By January 22, 2013


Google: We'll prove Native Client's worth on the Web

The technology to let browser programs run as fast as native software has plenty of challenges. Maybe Google's promotional effort next week will give it a needed boost.

By November 29, 2011


Google to rebuild Chrome on secure foundation

A Google project called Native Client turns out not just to be for running fast software from the Web securely. Google plans to use it to run the entire browser, too.

By May 12, 2011


Xcode 3.2.2 available for developers

Apple has made version 3.2.2 of their Xcode developer tools available for download.

By April 21, 2010


New SDK for iPhone OS 2.2 released

New SDK for iPhone OS 2.2 released

By November 21, 2008