News

This lists current news items — essentially those items in the home page’s News sidebar — with the most recent items first. The major purpose of this page is to hold recent news items until they are old enough to be moved to either (a) the News ⮞ 2017 News Archive, or (b) the News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note : for 1998-2016 news items, see the News ⮞ 1998-2016 News Archive. For older 2017 news, see News ⮞ 2017 News Archive. For older font news, see News ⮞ Font News Archive.

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 55 was deleted when Firefox 56 appeared.

2017(anchor)

This lists recent news items which haven’t been updated:

Opera Nov 16/2017 - Opera 49.0.2725.39: Opera Software updated Opera to fix bugs. Users should update. Caution : naïve browser snif­fers may identify Opera 49 as Chrome 62 or as some version of Safari. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Reader ViperwareUpdate problem Nov 14/2017 - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.009.20044: Adobe updated Acrobat Reader to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Flash Viperware Nov 14/2017 - Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.187: Adobe updated Flash Player to fix bugs; users should update. more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Shockwave ViperwareUpdate problem Nov 14/2017 - Adobe Shockwave 12.3.1.201: Adobe updated Shockwave to fix a critical security issue; Users should update. more⮞get it⮞Note : Adobe’s link to down­load Shock­wave is broken again, so once again users can’t install the security update.
Microsoft Update problemNov 14/2017 - Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out its regular monthly securi­ty update, including updates for Adobe Flash Player, Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Project Server, and SharePoint Enterprise Server. more⮞windows update⮞
Mozilla Firefox Nov 14/2017 - Mozilla Firefox 57.0: Mozilla updated FF to add features, fix bugs, and fix security issues; it now uses the Mozilla Quantum browser engine. Users should up­date. Note : this FF version doesn’t  support Windows XP or Vista; use FF 52.5.0​ESR instead. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Mozilla Firefox Nov 14/2017 - Mozilla Firefox 52.5.0 ESR: Mozilla updated the ESR version of Firefox 52 to fix bugs and security issues. ESR users should update. Note : this FF version does support Windows XP and Vista. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Google Chrome Nov 13/2017 - Google Chrome 62.0.3202.94: Google updated Chrome to fix bugs. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Google Nov 7/2017 - Google Fonts: Google issued the Barlow sans-serif font family, an extended family with 3 full widths, with 9 rich weights per width. details⮞more⮞
Google Nov 7/2017 - Google Fonts: Google issued the Spectral SC small caps serif font family, with 7 great weights, augmenting the existing Spectral family, also with 7 great weights. details⮞more⮞
Google Nov 7/2017 - Google Fonts: Google issued the Vollkorn SC small caps serif font family, with 4 great weights, augmenting the existing Vollkorn family, also with 4 great weights. details⮞more⮞
SeaMonkey Nov 4/2017 - Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.49.1: Mozilla updated SeaMonkey to add features, fix bugs, and fix security issues. Users should update. Caution : naïve browser snif­fers may identify SeaMonkey 2.49.1 as Firefox 52. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Apple MacOS Oct 31/2017 - Apple MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), and 10.13 (High Sierra) to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞
Apple Safari Oct 31/2017 - Apple Safari 11.0.1 // MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated Safari 11 to fix security issues. El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra users should update.more⮞
Vivaldi Browser Oct 30/2017 - Vivaldi 1.12.955.48: Vivaldi updated its browser to fix bugs. Users should up­date. Note : sadly, Vivaldi’s userAgent string wrongly says it is version 1.93.955.48. Caution : naïve browser sniffers may identify Vivaldi 1.12 as Chrome 61 or as some version of Safari. more⮞get it⮞

 

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