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.
The Mac maker is forcing users of older versions of the Flash Player plug-in to update in the name of security.
Plug-ins like Silverlight and Google Earth will be harder to find in the Chrome Web Store as Google works to build a safer, faster Web browser.
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.
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.
This is a must-have add-on for any hobbyist or professional digital photographer who uses camera RAW files.
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Be the boss of your Chrome browser by deciding when certain plug-ins are allowed to play with these quick steps.