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Opera browser for PCs reborn as Opera Next

The new Opera Next 15 beta is the re-imagined and slimmed-down version of Opera's desktop browser. Its release comes on the heels of the company's revamp of Opera 14 for Android.

Five steps to ultimate Firefox security

Fend off malware, phishers, and their ilk by exercising Firefox's built-in security features and picking some useful add-ons.

Chromium browser gets new reset options for easier recovery from malware

New default settings options in the Chromium browser point to an easier future for Chrome users

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The busy geek

Here are the nine best free tools for the busy geek.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition

Free is fine, but free and good is awesome. Check out the best apps, services and software online, for work and play.

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Google tests enhanced notifications in Chrome browser

Google has released a beta version of Chrome that introduces what the company describes as "richer" notifications from the browser's apps and extensions.

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Google improves desktop voice search in new Chrome update

Google introduced its new Conversational Search feature with the Chrome 27 update, heralding a new age of asking the computer silly questions.

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Google trumpets small speed boost to Chrome 27

Google upgrades Chrome to version 27, touting it as 5% faster as it patched 13 vulnerabilities.

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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.