Don't-Miss Browser Stories

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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Chrome for Android gets a Material Design makeover

Chrome 37 brings the more refined look of Android L to any Android device.

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Firefox adds protection against rogue SSL certificates

Firefox 32 has implemented a feature known as certificate key pinning

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Raspberry Pi Foundation bakes a custom, optimized browser for the $35 mini-PC

Midori served the Raspberry Pi well, but now it's time to welcome a new browser optimized for the mini PC and based on Epiphany/Gnome Web.

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Hands-on: Chrome beta gets guest mode and a new profile switcher

You've been able to switch profiles and add a guest mode for months, but now Google is bringing the process front-and-center in the latest beta build of Chrome.

Controversial ads slip into Firefox nightly test builds

Mozilla said they would be coming to Firefox back in February. Now, the new ad-infused Directory Tiles new tab page is popping up in Firefox nightly builds.

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Chrome update adds 64-bit support, crisp text for high-res displays

The new version of Google's browser is faster and more stable, and it looks a lot better on high-end laptops.l

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10 Firefox add-ons for boosting productivity

Stay on task and streamline your workflow with these browser tools.

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Opera signs deal to become default browser on Microsoft's Nokia feature phones

The Opera browser, which has struggled to gain traction, signs an important deal to power the aging Asha phones that Microsoft inherited in its Nokia deal.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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Inside the sneaky, surprisingly large world of rogue Chrome extensions

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft and other misdeeds

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10 best Chrome apps for students

As a new school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about being productive. Chrome offers compelling apps that help you get things done, and they're all right in your browser.

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Microsoft internally debated rebranding Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago, Microsoft employees debated the pros and cons of renaming Internet Explorer, employees said on Reddit. They also offered their thoughts on upcoming extensions and versions of the browser on other platforms.

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How to switch Chrome channels to test new features before they're cool

Chrome's newest features aren't available to the typical installation. But there's a way you can get them early, before the public knows about them.