News Archive 2014-2015

This lists recent 2014-2015 news items, with the most recent items first. For current news, see the right sidebar on the home page. For older news items, see the news archive for 1998-2013.

Note : a news item is deleted from this list when a newer related news item is added; e.g., the news item reporting the release of Firefox 2 was deleted when Firefox 3 appeared.

2015(anchor)

This lists 2015 news items which have not been updated:

Adobe Flash ViperwareUpdate problem Feb 5/2015 - Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.305 // Windows & OS X: Adobe issued a new version of its Flash Player for Windows and OS X to fix security issues. Users should update. Caution: the installation procedure removes the Firefox bookmarks from many systems; you may have to restore them from a backup. [more…] [get it…]
Adobe Flash Viperware Feb 5/2015 - Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.442 // Linux: Adobe issued a new version of its Flash Player for Linux to fix security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Adobe Flash Viperware Feb 5/2015 - Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.269: Adobe issued a new version of its Flash Player to fix security issues for those who cannot install the latest version. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Apple Safari Jan 27/2015 - Safari 8.0.3 // OS X 10.10: Apple updated Safari 8 for Yosemite to fix security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Apple Safari Jan 27/2015 - Safari 7.1.3 // OS X 10.9: Apple updated Safari 7 for Mavericks to fix security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Apple Safari Jan 27/2015 - Safari 6.2.3 // OS X 10.8: Apple updated Safari 6 for Mountain Lion to fix security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Sun Java ViperwareJan 27/2015 - Oracle Java SE 8u31: Oracle updated Java 8 (alias 1.8) to fix bugs and security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get 8u31…]

2014(anchor)

This lists 2014 news items which have not been updated:

Microsoft Silverlight Dec 26/2014 - Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.30514.0: Microsoft updated its Silverlight media player. Users should update. [get it…]
Adobe Reader ViperwareUpdate problemDec 9/2014 - Adobe Reader 11.0.10: Adobe updated (Acrobat) Reader 11 to fix security issues. Users should update: run Adobe Reader and do ‘Help, Check for Updates’ to do update. [more…]
Adobe Reader ViperwareUpdate problemDec 9/2014 - Adobe Reader 10.1.13: Adobe updated (Acrobat) Reader 10 to fix security issues. Users who can’t install v11 should update v10: run Adobe Reader and do ‘Help, Check for Updates’ to do update. [more…]
W3C Dec 9/2014 - HTML5 Differences from HTML4: the W3C issued a document listing the HTML5 differences from HTML4. [read it…]
Let’s Encrypt Nov 19/2014 - Let’s Encrypt: a service is coming to issue free security certificates. [more…] [more…]
iCab Oct 30/2014 - iCab 5.5 // OS X 10.6-10.10: iCab updated its Mac browser. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
W3C Oct 28/2014 - HTML 5: the W3C issued the HTML 5 standard. It is especially relevant today, as many recent browsers support elements of HTML 5. [read it…]. Related is A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML.
Apple QuickTime Viperware Update problem Oct 22/2014 - Apple QuickTime 7.7.6 // Windows: Apple updated its media player for Windows to fix security issues. Users should update. Caution: this will install Apple update software, even if you don’t want it. [more…] [get it…]
Unicode Consortium Oct 8/2014 - Unicode 7.0 Core Specification: the Unicode Consortium published the Unicode 7.0 Core Specification; the HTML character set is essentially Unicode. [more…]
Bash Sep 25/2014 - Bash Security Bug: A serious security issue has been reported in Lixux, OS X, and Unix. Affected systems should be updated as updates become available. [more…] [more…] [more…] [more…] [OS X update…]
Apple Safari Aug 13/2014 - Safari 7.0.6 // OS X 10.9: Apple updated Safari 7 for Mavericks to fix security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Apple Safari Aug 13/2014 - Safari 6.1.6 // OS X 10.7, 10.8: Apple updated Safari 6 for Lion and Mountain Lion to fix security issues. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
Microsoft Internet Explorer Aug 7/2014 - Internet Explorer: after Jan 12, 2016, Microsoft will only support IE9 on Windows Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2, and Windows 11 on Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Server 2012 R2. [more…]
W3C Jun 17/2014 - HTML 5.1: the W3C updated its draft HTML 5.1 specification. It is especially relevant today, as many recent browsers support elements of HTML 5. [more…]
Unicode Consortium Jun 16/2014 - Unicode 7.0: the Unicode Consortium updated the Unicode standard; the HTML character set is essentially Unicode. [more…]
Google Apr 23/2014 - Google Web Designer: Mozilla issued a beta of its web design software. [more…]
Opera Apr 23/2014 - Opera 12.17 // Windows: Opera Software updated its v12 browser for Windows. [more…] [get it…]
Heartbleed Apr 7/2014 - Heartbleed Security Bug: A serious security issue has been reported and fixed in OpenSSL. Affected servers should be updated. [more…]
Microsoft Internet Explorer Apr 2/2014 - Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode: Microsoft issued an IE11 option to make it more compatible with legacy sites. [more…]
ICANN Mar 24/2014 - Top Level Domain Names: ICANN has published a list of new delegated TLDs. [more…]
Google Chrome Mar 14/2014 - Google Chrome 33.0.1750.152 // OS X and Linux: Google updated Chrome to fix bugs and security issues. Users should update. [get it…]
Opera Mar 12/2014 - Opera 8.0 Mini: Opera Software updated its browser for mobile devices. [more…] [get it…]
Mozilla Mar 5/2014 - Mozilla ‘mozjpeg’ Project: Mozilla has announced a project to produce a JPEG encoder which will compress JPEG files. [more…]
Lynx Feb 14/2014 - Lynx 2.8.8: Lynx was updated after a long hiatus. Users should update. [more…] [get it…]
C|net Jan 29/2014 - Fonts: c|net has news about an upcoming standard for multicolour fonts. [read it…]

 

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