Latest Tech News – 5 December

Firefox vs IE

Internet Explorer vs Mozilla Firefox

On the latest tech news related to browsing software made by two distinct companies, there is a fight going on between Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, to see which one is the best in terms of security.

In one side we got a “not so good” argument from the Microsoft folks, bragging about the low number of vulnerability fixes, when comparing to the ones made by Mozilla to Firefox products. Some numbers to clarify the idea: 75 high severity issues for Firefox, while IE has 54; 100 on the medium category in Firefox, and 28 in IE.

As you can see, the numbers are much better to the Microsoft product, but what is the real meaning of these numbers when rating the security issues? Mike Shaver, from Mozilla, answers the question in a simple sentence:

Just because dentists fix more teeth in America doesn’t mean our teeth are worse than in Africa.

Conclusion: those numbers don’t mean much?

New features at Gmail

In the Google world there are some updates and new features for different services:

– new usability and design for the labels on Gmail: while viewing the inbox, the labels have been moved to another position, right in front of the sender and before the content of the email, which is a good improvement, in my opinion. But the real useful and new feature is that you can add color to the labels so they are easily noticeable. There are 24 color options.

– the Google Chat service is now compatible with AIM, and there is also a new group chat function so you can chat with more than one person, at the same time, in the same room.

Source – CNet

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer