News

This lists current news­items — 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 news­items until they are old enough to be moved to either a the News ⮞ 2018 News Archive, or b the News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: for 1998–2017 news­items, see the News ⮞ 1998–2017 News Archive. For older 2018 news, see News ⮞ 2018 News Archive. For older font news, see News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: a news­item is deleted from this list when a newer related news­item is added; e.g., the news­item reporting the release of Firefox 57 was deleted when Firefox 58 appeared.

2017–2018(anchor)

This lists recent news­items which haven’t been updated:

Font Library Nov 16/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Secuela Variable narrow sans-serif font fa­mi­ly, with 8 great weights. more⮞sam­ple⮞ Made by Fernando Haro.
Pale Moon Nov 16/2018 ✦ Pale Moon 28.2.0 28.2.1: PaleMoon.org updated Pale Moon to fix bugs and se­cu­rity issues, then updated it again to fix more bugs. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Pale Moon as Firefox 60.9. more⮞get it⮞
Font Library Nov 15/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Merriweather serif font fa­mi­ly, with only basic weights for body text, but good weights for headers it is a companion to Merriweather Sans. more⮞sam­ple⮞ Made by the Eben Sorkin Foundry.
Mozilla Firefox Slow softwareNov 15/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 63.0.3: Mozilla updated FF to fix bugs; users should up­date.more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Thunderbird Nov 15/2018 ✦ Mozilla Thunderbird 60.3.1: Mozilla updated its email/newsreader pro­gram to fix bugs. more⮞get it⮞
Opera Nov 14/2018 ✦ Opera 56.0.3051.104: Opera Software updated Opera to fix bugs. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Opera 56 as Chrome 69 or as a version of Safari. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Spectre- and Meltdown-like Vulnerabilities Nov 14/2018 ✦ CPU Vulnerabilities: 7 more Spectre-like CPU vul­ner­abilities have been re­vealed. more⮞
Adobe Reader Nov 13/2018 ✦ Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.008.20081: Adobe updated Acrobat Read­er to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Flash Nov 13/2018 ✦ Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.148: Adobe updated Flash Player to fix a se­cu­ri­ty issue; users should update. more⮞get it⮞Note: even if you update, and Adobe confirms that you updated, Adobe may later say that the update isn’t in­stalled and must be reïnstalled.
Microsoft Update problemNov 13/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft issued its regular monthly securi­ty up­date to fix va­ri­ous versions of Adobe Flash Player, Azure App Service, ChakraCore, Edge, Excel, Excel RT, Excel Services, Excel Viewer, Dynamics 365, Internet Explorer, Lync, Lync Basic, .NET Core, Office 365 ProPlus, Office, Office Compatibility Pack, Office for Mac, Office RT, Office Web Apps, Office Web Apps Server, Outlook, Outlook RT, PowerShell Core, Project, Project Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, Skype for Business, Team Foundation Server, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Word, Word RT, and Yammer Desktop App. more⮞Windows Update⮞
Windows 10 Nov 13/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is making an updated version of the ‘October 2018’ Windows 10 Up­date available. more⮞get it⮞ Update noteNov 16 ✦ note, however, that some bugs have not yet been fixed. more⮞
Vivaldi Browser Nov 13/2018 ✦ Vivaldi 2.1.1337.47: Vivaldi updated its browser to fix bugs and security is­sues. Users should up­date. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Vivaldi 2.1 as Chrome 70 or as a version of Safari. more⮞get it⮞
Google Chrome Nov 9/2018 ✦ Chrome 70.0.3538.102: Google updated Chrome to fix bugs and security issues. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞Important: Chrome 68 and later say a page is insecure if it is an http:​// page.more⮞
Font Library Nov 8/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the squarish Ezarion sans-serif font fa­mi­ly, with 9 rich weights. Note: the version number was not updated. more⮞sam­ple⮞ Made by Natanael Gama.
The PHP Group Nov 8/2018 ✦ PHP 7.2.12: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.2 to fix bugs; users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Nov 8/2018 ✦ PHP 7.1.24: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.1 to fix bugs; v7.1 users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
Font Awesome Nov 2/2018 ✦ Font Awesome 5.5.0: Font Awesome 5 was updated, now with 1,409 icons (free version) or 4,566 icons (paid version); users should up­date. more⮞get it⮞ Made by Dave Gandy. Caution: selecting this font crashes Microsoft’s app Universal Character Map. View details
Apple iCloud Oct 30/2018 ✦ Apple iCloud 7.7 // Windows: Apple updated iCloud for Windows to fix many security issues. more⮞get it⮞
Apple MacOS Oct 30/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14: Apple updated MacOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), and 10.14 (Mojave) to fix many security issues. Users should update.more⮞
Apple Safari Oct 30/2018 ✦ Apple Safari 12.0.1 // MacOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14: Apple updated Safari to fix security issues. Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave users should update.more⮞
Font Library Oct 29/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Argentum Sans sans-serif font fa­mi­ly, based on Montserrat, with 9 rich weights. Note: once again, the version number was not updated. more⮞sam­ple⮞ Made by the Julieta Ulanovsky foundry.
Filezilla Oct 27/2018 ✦ Filezilla 3.38.1: Filezilla updated its FTP tool. get it⮞

 

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