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Google silences noisy tabs in latest Chrome beta

We've all been there: you have a 20 or so open tabs in Chrome, and something is playing an annoying audio ad. But which one?

Bugs and Fixes: Firefox 25 fixes security holes and adds web audio

Among the usual tweaks to fend off hackers and malware, the newest version also brings much-needed gaming support.

Google bans Windows Chrome extensions found outside the Chrome Web Store

Google is going to stop allowing non-sanctioned extensions to work on its Chrome for Windows browser. It's for your safety, you understand.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer anime is bizarre -- and awesome

Short skirt? Check. Energy beams? Check. Windows logo? Check. Wait, what?

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Best parts of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 are for Windows 8.1 users

If you're still running Windows 7, there's no reason not to download Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser. Just be aware there are additional features only for Windows 8.1 users.

Stop the Shockwave Flash Chrome crash

M A Hameed has a Chrome problem. Web pages suddenly die in Chrome with "Shockwave flash has crashed" messages.

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Google dumps Windows Vista support from Google Apps

By eliminating support for Internet Explorer 9 from its Google Apps, Google has indirectly prevented Windows Vista users from using Google's cloud services to full effect.

Google's Chrome will automatically block malware

A version of Chrome designed for early testing by developers will display a small warning note letting users know when it prevents malware from being downloaded.

Bugs and Fixes: updates to Windows iTunes, Java, and Internet Explorer

A fix stops Java from disabling itself, and iTunes for Windows and Internet Explorer get some security tweaks.

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.