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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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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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Three easy ways to get the weather on your desktop

Checking the weather is easy in Windows 8.1 thanks to the live tiles, but for desktop-only types there are also several ways to have weather at-a-glance.

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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.

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Microsoft vows to kill support for stale web browsers

Microsoft said Thursday that it will refuse to support older version of Internet Explorer, provided a newer version is available for a given Windows OS. Die, Internet Explorer 8.

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How Google handles child pornography in Gmail, search

Google says that it will match images of child pornography against a digital database of illegal images that the company itself compiles. Microsoft, for its part, already does this.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update to make IE as good as iOS

Microsoft admits that the web experience while browsing on Windows Phone isn't as good as iOS or Android. But Windows Phone 8.1 Update will change all that.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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64-bit Google Chrome browser moves into beta

A 64-bit version of Chrome inches closer to release status as Google releases it in beta form.

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Firefox Beta for Android offers new home screen customization

Mozilla’s new beta browser offers more personalization, allowing you to tweak which web sites appear on your homepage.

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EFF's snoop-stopping, ad-smashing Privacy Badger plugin hits beta

One feature aims to stop tracking tied to clicking the Facebook 'like' on outside sites