For those who rely on Gears to get some features already available in Firefox 3.5 (web workers, offline applications or geolocation), or are just forced to do so by unaware web applications/services, Google has finally made it compatible with Firefox 3.5.
Available for Windows and Mac only, at this time, you can get it here.
Adobe has released an important security update (9.0.124) for its Flash Player plugin that addresses seven critical security vulnerabilities including the one exploited last week during the PWN 2 OWN hacking competition.
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Sun Microsystems has announced an important update to its ubiquitous Java plugin which allows Java-based web applications to run across all the supported operating systems and browsers.
The new version, labeled Java SE Update N includes several performance improvements, like a kernel online installer which quickly installs a core set of Java interfaces so first time Java users can access the application faster, instead of waiting for the full install.
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Adobe has released the final version of its Flash Player Update 3, an important update that brings several new features:
- Mainly, support for H.264, one of the most efficient video encoding available today
- Hardware based image scaling
- Full screen support on Linux
- Support for HE-AAC, an advanced audio encoding
- Multicore support
- Support for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5)
- Support for Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA)
Continue reading Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available
Adobe has released an update for Adobe Flash Player 9 plugin for all Gecko-based browsers: Firefox, Netscape, SeaMonkey, Flock, Camino, etc.
While there is no documentation on what’s new on this update, it’s always advisable to stay on top and avoid incompatibilities the update may already fix.
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