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Microsoft's Edge to flush Adobe Flash in Windows 10 Creator’s Update

Microsoft's signalled it will join the crackdown on Adobe Flash in the forthcoming Windows 10 Creator’s Update, which won't even bother loading the pesky plug-in whenever possible. For sites that rely on Adobe's hellspawn, Edge will go all Clippy on users and ask if they really want to run it or would rather fire it into the …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Dec 2016
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VMware flushes Windows vSphere client and Adobe Flash

vAdmins will soon have just one graphical option with which to operate vCenter, after VMware decided to can its Windows client and replace it and other current tools with a single HTML 5 client. VMware's blog announcing the move points out that it's already adopted HTML 5 for several other products, but has held back on …
Simon Sharwood, 19 May 2016
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VMware flushes Adobe Flash in new HTML 5 web client for vSphere

vAdmins are having a great March: first VMware released vSphere 6.o update 2, with a new HTML 5 host management interface. And now it's released an HTML 5 interface for vCenter. The new client is a “Fling”, VMware's name for unsupported and don't-run-this-in-production-grade code it thinks vAdmins will appreciate. Flings are …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Mar 2016
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Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER

Google has recently pushed out Chrome 38, for desktop and mobile devices. Google updates its browser every six weeks – so often, in fact, that much of the time there isn't much in the way of new or worthwhile features. Not so with this release. Among the changes Chrome 38 has support for new features in JavaScript, as part …
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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

The Free Software Foundation says it is "deeply disappointed" in Mozilla's decision to support digital rights management (DRM) software in future versions of its Firefox browser and has published an open letter condemning the move. Mozilla announced on Wednesday that it will work with Adobe to ensure that Firefox supports …
Neil McAllister, 16 May 2014

JavaScript is everywhere. So are we all OK with that?

Comment The JavaScript programming language has been in the wars over the years. Oft derided for security concerns, its ‘amateur’ web designer following and for ‘borrowing’ its name from the beefier brew that is Java itself, it has been a rough 19 years or so. Despite all this, JavaScript is still on every 'predictions for 2014 in …
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Bad timing: New HTML5 trickery lets hackers silently spy on browsers

New time-measuring features in HTML5 can be exploited by malicious websites to illicitly peek at pages open on a victim's browser, it is claimed. Security researchers at Context Information Security have figured out how to precisely observe the speed at which CSS and SVG graphics are drawn on screen to extract sensitive data …
John Leyden, 5 Aug 2013
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Microsoft releases JavaScript alternative

Microsoft has released a new JavaScript development environment, dubbed TypeScript, and says it is designed to help developers write more complex apps with the popular scripting language. Long-time Reg readers may recall that Microsoft has form giving the world new technologies, but not always for altruistic reasons. During …
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HTML 5 gets forked up

Splitters! That's the cry which may well be echoing out across the web in coming days, as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) have decided to pursue their common agenda of a marvellous new standard for the web by doing things differently. The split seems amicable …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 2012
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Developers get new IE10 for Windows 8 preview

Microsoft has released a new developer preview of the tenth version of Internet Explorer, which is designed to run on only on Windows 8. The build includes much greater HTML 5 support, including what Microsoft says is the best IE hardware-accelerated graphics yet and faster JavaScript handling, thanks to the browser supporting …
Iain Thomson, 30 Nov 2011
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VMware sneak-peeks future 'disruptive' cloudy tech

VMworld 2011 In a tech tease at the VMworld extravaganza in Las Vegas, VMware CTO Steve Herrod gave a sneak peek at two projects aimed at giving end users "universal cloud access". The first one is an enterprise-grade, centrally controlled file sharing dropbox called Project Octopus. IT departments want to control who has access to what …
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Google does fractals in HTML5

Fractals. They're porn for techies. Well, truth be told, porn is porn for techies. But fractals aren't far behind. Fractals are far more interesting, at least in the long run. And you can look at fractals at the office without worrying if the boss will walk by. If you're a techie, it's time you visited Google Labs project …
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Microsoft to embrace and extend HTML 5?

Microsoft watchers are poring over a series of Twitter posts from former Silverlight Product Manager Scott Barnes, a web design and user experience specialist. According to Barnes, just back from a week of briefings at Microsoft, there is intense internal debate about the future of HTML 5, newly implemented in the forthcoming …
Tim Anderson, 9 Sep 2010
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HTML5 'unhinged from reality,' say Javascripters

Javascripters are trying to rescue HTML5 from video junkies and hypesters, saying the term is being misused - just like AJAX and Web 2.0. Endorsements by Apple and Google for the as-yet-unfinished HTML5 have turned this next iteration of the web's mark-up spec into the buzzword of the moment, and according to blog post from …
Gavin Clarke, 27 May 2010
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Open-source Sugar snared by Jobsian code block

SugarCon 2010 Open-source CRM developer SugarCRM has been snared by the dark, so-called brilliance of Apple's whip-tongued chief executive Steve Jobs. SugarCRM has completely re-written the mobile version of its software to work on Apple's iPhone and the iPad, dumping HTML to run on natively using Appcelerator's Titanium. SugarCRM for the …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Apr 2010
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Adobe predicted as top 2010 hacker target

Adobe will overtake Microsoft as the primary target for hackers and virus writers in 2010, net-security firm McAfee predicts. Attacks targeting vulnerabilities in Acrobat Reader and Flash are already commonplace, driven in part by that software's widespread use. The often-tricky update process and lack of user awareness that …
John Leyden, 29 Dec 2009
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Microsoft howls as Google turns IE into Chrome

Updated Google is offering a new Internet Explorer plug-in that turns Microsoft's browser into a Google browser. And in predictable fashion, Microsoft is peeved. As it prepares to grant widespread access to the preview version of Google Wave - its new-age communications platform - Google has fashioned an IE plug-in that equips …
Cade Metz, 24 Sep 2009
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Apple joins expanded HTML 5 leadership team

Apple is stepping up to an expanded leadership team helping steward the magnum opus that is HTML 5. The manager of Apple's WebKit WebApps Team, Maciej Stachowiak, has been named co-chairperson of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) HTML 5 working group. Stachowiak is a longtime developer on the WebKit open-source browser …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Aug 2009

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