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Responding to pressure from programmers, Google has warmed up to a Microsoft technology that lets mice and touchscreens get along on the Web -- a technology Apple rejected.
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.
The Norwegian software company plans to throw its weight behind the browser engine used by Google and Apple this year instead of developing its own.
An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which around 60 percent of all Android users rely on.
The new browser, part of the Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to sources.
The software giant is planning to roll out a new browser when it debuts Windows 10, according to sources. But IE isn't going completely away.
Opera Software's newest browser for Apple's mobile OS incorporates a data-compression feature to cut down on video problems. It's also tuned for new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.
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.
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.
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.