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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.

Google backs off redesign of Chrome's New Tab Page

Google has apparently rethought a change to its Chrome browser that had users up in arms and has restored an older design of its popular New Tab Page in the newest beta of Chrome 27.

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Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

Google Drive users no longer have to worry about accessing their documents without an Internet connection--as long as they’re using Google’s Chrome browser

Senator rips self-regulatory do-not-track efforts

The U.S. online advertising industry has not lived up to a promise to stop the online tracking of Internet users who ask advertisers to do so, a senior U.S. senator said Wednesday.

Recently patched Java flaw already targeted in mass attacks, researchers say

A recently patched Java remote-code execution vulnerability is already being exploited by cybercriminals in mass attacks to infect computers with scareware, security researchers warn.

New Perk browser lets you rack up reward points for surfing

About 2000 merchants participate in the Perk rewards program, but the browser is a bit pushy.

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Google adds IT admin features for Chrome browser

Google has beefed up the administration and management controls that IT staff have over their users' Chrome browsers.

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Rockmelt shifts focus, tests a PC interface to the digital life

The maker of a social browser maker is changing its focus to provide a Web interface with many social aspects and a way to organize what users see and do online from their desktops.

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How to restore Google Chrome's missing buttons in Windows 8

If you've installed Chrome in the new OS, you've probably noticed something missing: minimize, maximize, and close buttons.

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How to switch back to Firefox's old download manager

If you're not happy with the new download manager that debuted in Firefox 20, it's easy enough to recover the old version.

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How to decrease the spacing in Chrome's bookmark lists

No, you're not imagining it: Google just starting padding your bookmarks. Here's how to undo the change.

Browser engine forking isn't the end of the world

Announcements from browser makers last week may recall the bad old days of browser incompatibility, but this isn't IE6 all over again.

With Firefox 22, Mozilla escalates the tracking battle

Third-party cookies are automatically blocked by default in this early browser release.

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Revamped mobile browser engines rev up rivalries

There could be big changes coming to the fiddly and sometimes annoying Web browsing experience on cellphones.

Google Chromium project leaves WebKit to work with Blink browser engine

The Chromium Project is splitting with WebKit, an open source project created by Apple in 2001. Google will instead work on its own rendering engine called Blink, taking the new engine’s initial codebase from WebKit, a practice called forking.