News

This lists current browser news items — i.e. those items listed on the home page — with the latest items first. This page’s major purpose is to hold recent news­items until they are old enough to be moved to News 2019 News Archive.

For font news, see the Fonts News page.

2019(anchor)

This lists recent news­items which haven’t been updated:

Google Chrome
May 21/2019 ✦ Chrome 74.0.3729.169: Google updated Chrome to fix bugs. moreup­dateNB: Chrome 68 and later say that http:​// pages are in­se­cure.
Microsoft Windows 10
May 21/2019 ✦ Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Microsoft now offers the Win­dows 10 May 2019 Update to daring general users. get it
Microsoft Windows 10
May 21/2019 ✦ Microsoft Windows 10: Microsoft issued yet another update for some Windows 10 systems. moreWindows Update
Mozilla Firefox
Firefox Problem DetailsMay 21/2019 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 67.0: Mozilla updated FF to add features, fix bugs, and fix security issues. moremoremoreup­date
Mozilla Firefox
May 21/2019 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 60.6.3 ESR: Mozilla updated FF ESR to fix bugs. moreupdate
Thunderbird
May 21/2019 ✦ Mozilla Thunderbird 60.7.0: Mozilla updated its email/newsreader pro­gram to fix bugs & security issues. moreupdate
Microsoft Windows 10
May 19/2019 ✦ Microsoft Windows 10: Microsoft issued another update for some Windows 10 systems. moreWindows Update
Microsoft Windows 10
May 16/2019 ✦ Microsoft Windows 10: Microsoft issued an update for some Windows 10 systems. moreWindows Update
Opera
May 16/2019 ✦ Opera 60.0.3255.83 60.0.3255.84 60.0.3255.95: Opera Software updated Opera to fix bugs, updated it again to fix another bug, and updated it again to fix more bugs. NB: poor browser snif­fers say Opera 60 is Chrome 73 or a ver­sion of Safari. moremoremoremoreup­date
Vivaldi Browser
May 16/2019 ✦ Vivaldi 2.5.1525.43: Vivaldi updated its browser to fix bugs, then updated it again to fix more bugs. NB: poor brow­ser snif­fers say Vivaldi 2.5 is Chrome 74 or a ver­sion of Sa­fa­ri. moremoreupdate
Adobe Reader
May 14/2019 ✦ Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20034: Adobe updated Acrobat Read­er to fix security issues. moreupdate
Adobe Flash
May 14/2019 ✦ Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.171: Adobe updated Flash Player to fix security issues. moreupdateNB: even if you up­date, and Adobe con­firms that you updated, Adobe may say on a later restart that the update isn’t in­stalled and must be reïnstalled; also, two variants of Flash Player may appear in the list of installed software.
Audacity
May 14/2019 ✦ Audacity 2.3.2: the Audacity team updated its audio editor. update
Spectre- and Meltdown-like Vulnerabilities
May 14/2019 ✦ CPU Vulnerabilities: a new class of Spectre-like Intel CPU vul­ner­abilities — dubbed Flight Data Load, Fallout, & ZombieLoad — has been re­vealed; be alert for fixes or mitigations. moremore
Microsoft
May 14/2019 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out its regular monthly update. moreWin­dows Update
Apple MacOS
May 13/2019 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14: Apple updated MacOS to fix security is­sues. more
Apple Safari
May 13/2019 ✦ Apple Safari 12.1.1 // MacOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14: Apple updated Safari to fix se­cu­ri­ty issues. more
FileZilla
May 8/2019 ✦ FileZilla Client 3.42.1: the FileZilla Project updated FileZilla Client. up­date
Microsoft Office
May 7/2019 ✦ Microsoft Office: Microsoft issued non-security updates for some ver­sions of Office. Office Update
Unicode Consortium
May 7/2019 ✦ Unicode 12.1: the Unicode Consortium published the Unicode 12.1.0 Stan­dard. emojimore
Mozilla Firefox
New this weekMay 4/2019 ✦ Mozilla Firefox: Firefox extensions became disabled due to a certificate ex­piring. Firefox will automatically fix this, but only if an obscure option is enabled. de­tails
Microsoft Office
May 3/2019 ✦ Microsoft Office: Microsoft issued undocumented updates for some ver­sions of Office; this includes changes to the icons for Word, Excel, and the other Office pro­grams. Office Update
The PHP Group
May 3/2019 ✦ PHP 7.1.29: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.1 to fix bugs and security issues. moreupdate
The PHP Group
Apr 4/2019 ✦ PHP 7.3.5: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.3 to fix bugs & security issues. moreupdate
The PHP Group
May 2/2019 ✦ PHP 7.2.18: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.2 to fix bugs & security issues. moreupdate
Pale Moon
Apr 30/2019 ✦ Pale Moon 28.5.0: PaleMoon.org updated Pale Moon to add features, fix bugs, & fix security issues. NB: poor browser snif­fers say Pale Moon is Firefox 60.9. moreupdate
CaLibre
Apr 29/2019 ✦ CaLibre 3.42: the CaLibre team updated its eBook software. update

 

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