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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.

Kid-friendly 'supervised user' accounts pop up in Chrome's preview build

Google, it seems, is thinking of the children.

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Chrome challenges Firefox, may become No. 2 browser

Mozilla's Firefox browser has lost more than 11 percent of its user share in the last two months, giving Google's Chrome another shot at replacing it as the world's No. 2 browser, according to new data.

Mozilla to ship 'Metro-ized' Firefox Dec. 10

Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.

Pirate Bay introduces Web browser to elude censorship

The Pirate Bay introduced its own browser that can be used to circumvent censorship and blockades.

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Clockwise 5: Passwords are like democracy

TV industry changes, the sharing economy jumps the shark, cameraphones versus cameras and phones, and Google's latest tablet offensive. With guests Jon Phillips and Armando Rodriguez and hosts Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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Google Chrome policy exposes user passwords on purpose: Here's how to prevent it

Google's browser displays user passwords in plain text in its settings, and it isn't the only one.

The blink tag is finally dead, killed off by Firefox 23

Firefox 23 launched Tuesday, complete with a new "share" button and a number of useful security updates. But it also finally killed off the "blink" tag, an annoying staple of the Web's early days.

Firefox, Chrome strengthen in-browser debugging

Mozilla and Google have updated their browsers with features to help developers more effectively write and debug their websites.