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Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

Safari gets energy-efficient update in Mavericks

When OS X Mavericks arrives later this year, a new-and-improved version of Safari will come with it. Here's what to expect.

on macworld.com

15 cool and fun Google Chrome Experiments

Chrome Experiments came to life in 2009 when Google decided to showcase what is possible to do inside a browser. We picked the most fascinating projects to date, including ones that let you control the screen with your phone, take over your webcam, or show stunning visualizations.

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Microsoft claims IE consumes less power than other browsers

You never even considered that browsers consume differing amounts of power, did you?

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In fog of browser wars, the victor varies with the metrics

NetMarketShare says Microsoft's IE is top dog, while StatCounter crowns Chrome the king in the competitive browser market.

7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure

Still use Internet Explorer? There's no shame in that. But here are a few quick and easy steps you can take to stay safer as you browse.

More chow mein? Google now makes it easier to decide

Google tries to make it easier to find nutrition information online for a wide range of foods with a new search feature whose aim is to address the "cumbersome and daunting process" of making smart eating choices.

on techhive.com

Google's 'Roll It' transforms your phone and PC into a virtual skee ball game

Google's newest Chrome Experiments highlight what's possible when you think outside the box. And they're fun, too!

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In-app payments coming for Chrome Packaged Apps

Chrome is about to support in-app payments for Chrome Packaged Apps thanks to the newly embeddable Chrome Wallet app. The process is currently only open to developers.

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.