Don't-Miss Browser Stories

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.

on techhive.com

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.

on techhive.com

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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.

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.