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Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

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.

mobile browsers

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.

Three handy (but often-overlooked) Google Chrome features

The browser has a couple cool options that are easy to miss, not the least of which is its app store.

Browsers block ads, threaten free sites, researchers say

Nearly one in four browsers are now armed with an ad-blocking tool, reducing revenue at free-content websites, an Irish company said today

Following Google's lead, Mozilla considers rejecting long-lived digital certificates

Mozilla is considering the possibility of rejecting as invalid SSL certificates issued after July 1, 2012, with a validity period of more than 60 months. Google already made the decision to block such certificates in Chrome starting early next year.

Mozilla 'Plug-n-Hack' project wants browsers to play nice with security software

Mozilla is developing a protocol that aims to let security tools and Web browsers work better together.

Do-over! Google gives Chrome a reset button

Google shipped Chrome 29, patching 25 vulnerabilities and rolling out under-the-hood changes the company said would offer more relevant suggestions when users typed in URLs or search strings.