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Google set to enforce tighter SSL security in Chrome

Google is setting out higher standards for security in Chrome and other products created on it. The company is outlining major changes to its enforcement of SSL/TLS certificates on a post to the CA/Browser Forum Public Discussion List.

iWork for iCloud now available to anyone with an Apple ID

Without any official announcement Apple has made the beta of iWork for iCloud available to anyone with an Apple ID. First announced at WWDC back in June, initially iWork for iCloud was only available to paid developer accounts and then…

Netflix planning switch from Silverlight to HTML5

Netflix has been working toward transitioning away from Silverlight to HTML5, it recently indicated on its technology blog. With Silverlight's biggest customer fleeing the web-based video plug-in scene, the imminent demise of browser plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight…

Chrome 25 released with voice recognition support

Google has delivered the latest stable release of Chrome -- version 25 for those still counting -- which includes a number of bug fixes, improved security agains rogue extensions, and voice recognition support via the Web Speech API. The latter…

Meet Google OS: Chrome OS when it was based on Firefox

Former Google engineer and web-based OS pioneer Jeff Nelson recently blogged about the possible origins of Chrome OS and recounts a number of fascinating historical anecdotes. Perhaps his most surprising detail though, is before there was Chrome OS -- or even Chrome,…