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Cisco to release free standard software to boost Web videoconferencing

Without a native codec that works with major videoconferencing platforms, users have had to download an application or plug-in before doing a browser video chat, one analyst explains.

Mozilla patches several critical Firefox security holes

Mozilla released 10 patches for three versions of its Firefox browser on Tuesday, five of which are considered critical and could be used to remotely install malicious code.

Historical Software Archive lets you use vintage software in your browser

The Internet Archive's Historical Software Archive is a new initiative to preserve old software and make it easily available through in-browser emulation.

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Hands-on: Mozilla's Lightbeam is info porn for privacy geeks

A data-rich view of all the (sometimes invisible) third-party sites that are watching your digital footprint.

Flash Player now sandboxed under Safari on Mac OS X

The Flash Player plug-in has more restrictions, which should mean improved security under Safari on Mac OS X Mavericks.

How to quickly recover lost form data in your browser

Available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, Lazarus is the single most butt-saving extension ever.

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Chrome's effort at efficiency may leave users vulnerable

Google Chrome saves some personal data in a way that could be exploited by malware, security experts say.

Beyond caching: Google engineers reveal secrets to faster websites

At a conference in New York this week, Google engineers presented some of their favorite tips and research for expediting delivery of web pages and applications.

Google guarantees Chrome support for Windows XP through April 2015

The April 2015 date for Chrome support is one year after extended Windows XP support from Microsoft is set to end.

Ten essential tips for searching the Web

Searching for the right results among the billions of pages on the Web? You don't need just a search engine; you also need some know-how.

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Block online spoilers with Unspoiler for Google Chrome

This ingenious add-on lets you browse the Web, Facebook, and Twitter without fear of ruining your favorite shows.

The future of video games will be in your browser

Chrome is helping companies like Artillery Games develop games on a faster cycle—and give players the ability to enjoy games anytime, anywhere.

Report: Microsoft cookies would share data between desktop, mobile, Xbox

Microsoft is said to be working on a replacement cookie technology that would share information between your desktop and smartphone.

Hands-on: Google's Metro browser preview sneaks Chrome OS into Windows 8

The latest dev build of Chrome transforms into a full-blown Chrome OS installation when you open it in Windows 8 Metro mode.

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Get link previews right inside Gmail with iFramely for Chrome

The extension embeds content from the likes of Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube so you can view it without having to depart Gmail.