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Opera's new Android browser hits Google Play, rebuilt from the ground up

Opera's new WebKit-based Android browser sports some nifty features and a bevy of under-the-hood changes.

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Mozilla postpones default blocking of third-party cookies in Firefox

Mozilla has postponed blocking third-party cookies by default in the Beta version of Firefox 22, "to collect and analyze data on the effect of blocking some third-party cookies."

Google to boost speed, cut data use on mobile devices

Google has shown off new features that can reduce data consumption and improve Web performance on Android-powered mobile devices, drawing partly from capabilities already supported in the Chrome desktop OS.

Google shows off Chrome improvements for better, faster mobile browsing

Google used a portion of its I/O keynote to highlight achievements for its Chrome browser, including updates to both the desktop and mobile versions as well as new developer tools.

Testing firm: Internet Explorer tops browsers for malware protection

NSS Labs found that Internet Explorer 10 blocked more than 99 percent of the malicious downloads thrown at it. Google Chrome also showed marked improvement over previous tests.

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Microsoft rushes Explorer 8 patch release

Just 11 days after issuing an advisory, Microsoft has released a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer 8 that bedeviled the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month.

Five new features coming in Firefox 21 tomorrow

A new 'Do Not Track' option and an expanded Social API are among the highlights to expect in this new release.

How to undo accidental browser zoom

Did everything in your Web browser suddenly get big? Or small? Here's the likely cause--and an easy fix.

Best case, Mozilla's Firefox for Windows 8 will ship in October

Firefox for Windows 8's "Modern" user interface (UI) will likely wrap up development this fall, Mozilla said on its website in a best case-worst case schedule.

Microsoft releases fix-it for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability

Microsoft has released a temporary fix for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8, which was used by hackers in a prominent attack against the U.S. Department of Labor's website.

Spotify closes hole that allowed free music downloads

The popular music service nixes a flaw that allowed free downloads using a Google Chrome extension.

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Mozilla teams up for new JavaScript video codec that eliminates need for plug-ins

The Mozilla Foundation and graphic rendering technology company Otoy have built a video codec, written with JavaScript and WebGL, that would eliminate the need for using plug-ins to view video in a browser.

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Expansion of packaged apps to Chrome browser signals Google strategy

Written in HTML5, JavaScript and CSS, packaged apps run in a stripped-down frame minus any of the "chrome" of a browser, such as the address bar, toolbar and menus.

New Chromebooks coming this year from Asus and Acer, report suggests

Samsung, Lenovo, and HP are expected to release Chromebooks soon as well.

Internet Explorer 10 usage doubles after Microsoft triggers auto-update

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) doubled its usage share last month, and now accounts for nearly 11% of all copies of IE in use, a Web measurement company said today.