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.
Apple's newest operating system supports WebGL and IndexedDB, two standards that'll make websites much more capable on its mobile devices. Also new: a faster Web with SPDY.
Long list of iOS 8 security fixes makes your iPhone and iPad safer to use, but Apple doesn't say how severe some of the problems were -- again.
Developers may have to adapt to browsers that lose features, such as CSS Variables, as Google and Apple part ways in browser development.
With Google concentrating on its own Blink, Apple is tightening the WebKit browser engine code base. That'll limit other projects seeking to customize the browser.
Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.
Opera Software has revamped its mobile browser for Android using the open-source WebKit engine. Here's a look at an early release with a new Off-road Mode and Discovery feature.
Opera reveals that the radically overhauled browser works on Gingerbread, gets "Off-road Mode" for bad networks, adds a content discovery tool, and will ship in the first half of the year.
The Norwegian browser maker cut 91 jobs, some through a voluntary severance program, as part of its embrace of the open-source WebKit browser engine also used in Apple Safari and Google Chrome.
Dave Methvin, a leader of the influential jQuery programming tool, says WebKit is plagued with old bugs. He's not optimistic Opera will help improve the browser situation.