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Unwrapped: A first look at Chrome's packaged apps

Offline? Sure. Local? Yes. Chrome packaged apps bring many gifts for users and developers. We explore them via UberConference, an early arrival in the Web Store.

Don't Ask! Avoid unwanted toolbar offered in pushy Java installations

As it turns out, constant security holes aren't the only aggravation that comes with using Java, according to a new report.

The new Chrome App Launcher: Google's backdoor into the offline world

It's a trap! The new Chrome App Launcher for Windows may look like a Googlefied Start Button, but that's what makes it so powerful.

Infiltration complete: Google's Chrome app launcher lands on Windows

Google quietly rolled its Chrome app launcher out on Windows today, bringing packaged apps and the Chrome OS experience to Microsoft's operating system.

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W3C rejects ad industry attempt to hijack do-not-track specs

The World Wide Web Consortium has rejected an attempt by the advertising industry to hijack a specification describing how websites should respond to "do not track" requests sent by Web browsers.

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IE10 captures second place among Microsoft's browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) jumped into second place among Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing past IE9 through an enforced upgrade.

Microsoft to pay first IE 11 Preview bug bounty to BlueHat security contest finalist

Microsoft has already received several vulnerability reports that qualify for monetary rewards as part of the company's bug bounty program launched in June for the preview version of Internet Explorer 11.

'Hello' morphs into 'hola' as Chrome mobile browser adds new translator feature

The universal communicator idea picks up steam with Google's translation update for the Chrome browser.

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Alert! Study finds Internet users heed browser warnings

Security warnings displayed by Web browsers are far more effective at deterring risky Internet behavior than was previously believed, according to a new study.

Chrome rich notifications go live for all Windows users; good luck using them

The upgraded notifications should send interactive pop-ups to your desktop, but we couldn't get them to work.

Chrome packaged apps power up, snag enhanced iTunes and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities

Google's quest to turn the browser into a platform of its own continues with new APIs designed to make Chrome's offline-enabled packaged apps more useful.

Advertisers can pay AdBlock Plus to look the other way

Large companies like Google can pay the popular ad-blocking extension AdBlock to let their ads through.

Microsoft claims 'a few' bug reports in bounty program

Microsoft today said it had received "a few submissions" so far for its Internet Explorer 11 bug bounty program, the first for the company.

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How to fix a broken favicon

Before you go to extreme measures to restore a messed-up favicon, try this simple fix.

Opera 15 mixes classic features, mobile-inspired enhancements

Coming out of beta on Tuesday, the new version of Opera is the first powered by the new Blink rendering engine. Here's what to expect from Opera 15.