Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Google Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold

For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.

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Turn any browser tab into a basic text editor

Need to quickly take notes while you're browsing the web? Just copy this piece of HTML into an open browser tab and you'll be good to go.

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Chrome for Windows enters 64-bit era, with more speed and security

You can now download a 64-bit version of the Chrome browser for Windows, which promises to be both faster, more secure, and stable -- at least for a developer version.

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Microsoft goes public with browser development plans

A new site from Microsoft shows which Web standards will be supported in Internet Explorer.

Google starts blocking browser extensions found outside Chrome's Web Store

After warning Chrome users in November, Google has begun blocking non-Chrome Web Store extensions from being installed on Chrome for Windows.

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3 time-saving Chrome extensions that maximize your Google search efficiency

Even master searchers can benefit from these search tools for Chrome.

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Microsoft will patch critical yet longstanding Internet Explorer exploit—sometime

Attackers are probably trying to develop exploit code, the CTO of Qualys says

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Critical Internet Explorer zero-day exploit detailed after Microsoft fails to patch it

The seven-month-old flaw has remained unpatched in Internet Explorer 8, which has a 20 percent market share

How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.

Mozilla Adblock bug can dramatically boost memory usage

If you use the Adblock plugin, especially with Mozilla's Firefox, you may have noticed your memory use skyrocket. There's a reason for that.

Mozilla hates it, but streaming video DRM is coming to Firefox

Mozilla has little choice lest users be cut off from popular content services, Mozilla's CTO says

People hated Firefox's New Tab ad idea, but Mozilla's pressing on -- cautiously

At the same time, reassures users that the browser won't become 'a mess of logos'

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Regain your privacy with these 3 browser add-ons

It's tough to remain private online, but these three extensions can help.

Chrome's ploy to kill the URL already has a security flaw

Google's "Origin Chip" feature doesn't display long URLs, undermining its antiphishing intentions