Google yesterday released Chrome 25, patching 22 vulnerabilities and debuting a new security feature that blocks silent installations of add-ons.
Some major computer makers are pushing Office 365 with their new PCs, but others have stuck with a more traditional bundling tactic of including a factory-installed, single-license trial.
Microsoft customers can save between $20 and $40 on a one-PC, perpetual license of Office 2013.
Mozilla Tuesday released Firefox 19, adding a built-in PDF viewer to the browser and patching 13 security vulnerabilities.
As Microsoft pushed Outlook.com out of preview mode today, analysts said the company's "Scroogled" attack ads, which fired shots at Google's Gmail two weeks ago, were effective.
Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.
Microsoft also hinted that supplies would remain tight, and to expect future shortages.
A retail copy of Office 2013 is permanently tied to the first PC on which it's installed, preventing customers from deleting the suite from one machine they own and installing it on another.
Microsoft is reminding customers that Windows 7's first edition, which shipped more than three years ago, will be dropped from support in early April.
The preliminary Metro browser has reached the source code repository that feeds into Mozilla's 'Nightly' build channel
The support period is less than half the usual 10 years Microsoft allots its software products
Six years after its long-delayed but well-publicized release, Windows Vista now accounts for less than 6% of all Windows machines, according to Net Applications.
Microsoft will issue 12 security updates next week, including two for Internet Explorer, that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software.
Microsoft will open five new retail stores by summer, including one it's transmuting from a "pop-up" outlet created last year to drive holiday sales.
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