Google have revealed plans to sideline Flash in their Chrome browser. In the draft proposal "HTML5 by Default" Chrome's technical program manager says "Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience."
GitHub has announced the Electron 1.0 milestone and a new pricing model including unlimited private repositories for paid plans.
Vivaldi has released the first official release for its web browser built for – and with – the web. Launched in 2015 by the co-founder of Opera Software, Jon von Tetzchner, the browser is unique in being built using only web technologies.
Mozilla has release Developer Edition 47 for Firefox, bringing new features to improve add-on debugging.
Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.
Anti-virus software vendor AVG has produced a plugin for Google Chrome that negates that browser's security settings, leaving users at risk of having their information stolen or possibly having their system compromised.
Mozilla has released 64-bit Firefox for Windows, along with many changes for web developers.
The roll out of the first major update to Windows 10 includes the latest rendering engine for Microsoft's Edge browser. EdgeHTML 13 includes a number of HTML5 and CSS features and is a good sign that Microsoft can continually update their newest browser.
Google has announced that they will drop support for Chrome on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 in April 2016.
Mozilla has announced the end of NPAPI in Firefox by the end of 2016, the only plug-in continuing to be supported being Flash.
With Chrome 45 only the main Flash content will be enabled, the rest being paused unless the user decides to manually start it.
Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.