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Evernote’s New “Clearly” Chrome Extension Gives You A Clean Reading Experience

Evernote’s New “Clearly” Chrome Extension Gives You A Clean Reading Experience

Evernote has announced “Clearly,” a new browser extension that mimics other enhanced reading services, like Instapaper and Readability. Clearly is available for Google Chrome now, with support coming for other browser in the near future.

While Evernote already lets you save webpages, take notes, archive memories and more, Clearly has one simple, clear (pardon the pun) focus: distraction-free reading.

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Firefox 8 For Mac Is Here, Get It Now

Firefox 8 For Mac Is Here, Get It Now

If you’re still rocking the red panda as your default browser, great news. Following the new rapid release cycle that saw Firefox leap from version 4 to version 7 in just six months, Firefox has made another evolutionary leap today with the official release of Firefox 8.

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Safari 5.1.2 Released To Developers: Fixes PDF Viewing and Printing

Safari 5.1.2 Released To Developers: Fixes PDF Viewing and Printing

Late last night, Apple seeded a new build of Safari to developers, 5.1.2 beta, which brings a fix to the embedded PDF viewing and printing issues that were present in previous versions of the browser. It also introduces a “known bug” that causes extensions to crash. As the ancient Romans used to say, caveat developor.

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New Chrome Feature Prevents Those Didn’t-Mean-To-Quit Blues

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We’ve all done it. Half-way through a marathon browsing session, with 15 tabs open in this window and another 24 open in the window behind, and you tap Command+Q when you intended to just close one tab with Command+W.

Pow! Your browser quits and you have to wait for it to restart and re-load all those tabs again. So. Annoying.

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Opera Update Promises Faster Browsing on iOS

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Opera has finally released Opera Mini 6 for iOS for iOS, with a bunch of very welcome new features.

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Camino’s Long-Term Future “Unclear”

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Bad news for fans of lesser-known Mac browser Camino: a big chunk of the code it depends on to display web pages is being officially retired by developers at Mozilla who maintain it.

As a result, “the future is unclear,” wrote Stuart Morgan on the Camino blog.

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Opera 11 Beta Brings Native Click To Flash, Incredible New Tab Stacking Features

Safari, Chrome and Firefox might be the most talked about browsers on OS X, but Opera’s still chugging along and pushing the envelope where it can in the ultra-competitive browser space, and the first beta for the Opera 11 version manages some tricks that even the big three haven’t managed yet.

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Firefox 4.0 for Mac Might Gain Last Minute Hardware Acceleration

Firefox 4.0 for Mac Might Gain Last Minute Hardware Acceleration

When Mozilla finally releases Firefox 4.0 for OS X, Mac users might notice that browsing has gotten quite a bit snappier for them, as it now looks as if hardware acceleration may, at long last, be coming to Firefox for the Mac.

It’s far from certain, though. The next beta of Firefox 4.0, b7, is the last before feature freeze kicks in on the latest version of the popular alternative browser… and Mozilla’s OS X software engineers have just decided to try to sneak it in.

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Adobe Releases 64-Bit Version of Flash for OS X

Adobe Releases 64-Bit Version of Flash for OS X

Adobe’s just released a new version of their Flash Player for Mac into the wild. Called “Square,” the latest version enables native 64-bit support on OS X, which Adobe hopes will result in a substantial speed boost for users running modern Macs.

On our end, we haven’t seen much improvement, short of a marginal (and perhaps imaginary) performance boost under 64-bit Safari. It still seems to take up just as many system resources as before.

Are any of our readers experiencing varying mileage with Adobe Flash Square? Let us know in the comments: we keep on rooting for Adobe to prove Steve Jobs wrong, but it still remains a slow and unacceptable system hog.

Now Available On Software Update: Safari 5.0.2 and 4.1.2 (Tiger)

Now Available On Software Update: Safari 5.0.2 and 4.1.2 (Tiger)

If you fancy a computer reboot to start off your day in exchange for some better WebKit stability and security, Apple has just pushed a new Safari update down the pipeline, fixing a stable of bugs and freshly revealed security vulnerabilities, including:

• Fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms

• Fixes an issue that could cause web content to display incorrectly when viewing a Google Image result with Flash 10.1 installed

• Establishes an encrypted, authenticated connection to the Safari Extensions Gallery

The 39MB Safari 5.0.2 update is available through Software Update now, or directly from Apple… and if you’re still stuck on Tiger, Apple’s even gone the extra mile and snuck out a 4.1.2 update for you throwbacks.