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Google Chrome update: How to access apps and recently closed tabs

Google made some smart changes to the design of Chrome's new-tab interface. Here's an overview.

Google Chrome to block and banish plugins built using popular NPAPI architecture

Plug-ins based on the NPAPI architecture will be blocked by default in Chrome starting early next year as Google moves toward completely removing support for them in the browser.

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IE exploit covers all recent versions, hits most businesses

Microsoft alert says all supported versions of Internet Explorer contain a zero day vulnerability that is being actively targeted online, and 70 percent of Windows business users are impacted

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Why you should be worried about Google ditching cookies

Google's conceptual AdIDs could improve upon the traditional browser cookie, but they could also lead to even more sophisticated tracking—and that could get spooky.

Hackers exploit critical IE bug; Microsoft promises patch

Microsoft said that hackers are exploiting a critical, but unpatched, vulnerability in IE8 and IE9. Its engineers are working on an update to plug the hole.

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Microsoft pushes faster, touch-friendly IE11 preview onto Windows 7

Microsoft has released the consumer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, following up a developer preview it made available in July.

Get to Know iOS 7: Safari

Safari in iOS 7 has a noticeable new look. And the mobile browser gains some slick new features, too.

Mozilla postpones Windows 8 'Metro' Firefox to late January

Mozilla said slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.

Split Chrome into two windows with NiftySplit

This clever extension gives you a right-hand "viewer" for linked items you click from the window on the left.

I, me, mine: Chrome for iOS learns pronouns

Google has pushed out updates for the iOS and Android versions of Chrome, as the company continues beefing up its browser for use with tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings critical Explorer, Outlook fixes

Microsoft issued 13 bulletins—4 for them critical—that cover 47 vulnerabilities found across Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint, Office and the Windows kernel.

How to make your Chrome extension icons visible again

A recent update changed the way Chrome displays certain icons. Here's how to restore them to view.

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Mobile browsers get a workout, with Google's Chrome leading

More of us are accessing the Internet from mobile devices, as measured by site access by mobile browsers.

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Organize your Chrome tabs vertically with Veritabs

If you'd rather see your open tabs in a scrolling list on the side of your screen, this extension is for you.

New offline Chrome Apps offer a near-native desktop experience in your browser

Watch out, traditional software: The new Chrome apps can work offline and store locally, and they cross platforms with ease.

Force YouTube to buffer your entire video

If a slow connection is causing streaming problems, browser add-on YouTube Center can help.