Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Opera debuts beta WebKit-based browser for Android phones

By moving to open-source WebKit, Opera says it managed to make its browser faster, on par with Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android.

Google squashes 10 Chrome bugs as $100K Pwn2Own hacking prize looms

Google today patched 10 vulnerabilities in Chrome, just two days before the start of Pwn2Own, a hacking contest that has $100,000 in prize money waiting for the first researcher to crack the browser

chrome

Chrome 26 hits beta with a new spell-checking engine

With this latest release, users can sync their custom dictionaries across devices.

Change the default behavior for new tabs in Internet Explorer

Microsoft's browser gives you three options for what happens when you open a new tab. Here's how to choose one.

Individual tabs gain nifty new features in pre-release Chrome and Firefox builds

Both Firefox and Chrome are adding new functionality to tabs in their respective bids to build the best web browser.

Internet Explorer 10 lands on Windows 7

After nearly two years in development, Microsoft's latest and greatest Web browser lands on Windows 7.

ericsson mozilla WebRTC

Firefox gets access to mobile services through WebRTC

Mozilla, Ericsson, AT&T will show the web technology's video, voice calling, and file-sharing chops at the Mobile World Congress this week.

Firefox to begin blocking third-party cookies by default

Cookies are the reason the ads you see online seem to know that you're thinking about going back to school or in the market for a new car.

chrome

Google patches Chrome browser, bans stealth add-ons

Google yesterday released Chrome 25, patching 22 vulnerabilities and debuting a new security feature that blocks silent installations of add-ons.

Mozilla debuts in-browser PDF, patches 13 Firefox bugs

Mozilla Tuesday released Firefox 19, adding a built-in PDF viewer to the browser and patching 13 security vulnerabilities.

Google Chrome: How to make it faster, smarter and better than before

Google's Chrome is already one of the fastest web browsers on the block, but you can use these extensions and experimental tweaks to make it sing.

Opera acquires Skyfire Labs for its speedy mobile technology

Browser developer Opera Software will acquire Skyfire Labs, which develops technology to speed video delivery over mobile networks, the companies said Friday.

Opera switches to WebKit to develop new mobile, desktop browsers

Opera's browsers now have more than 300 million monthly users worldwide

Mozilla delivers 'Metro' Firefox browser to testers

The preliminary Metro browser has reached the source code repository that feeds into Mozilla's 'Nightly' build channel

Ultimate Google toolbox: 20 tips, tricks, and hacks

With this arsenal of tips, tricks, and third-party tools, you can bend Google to your will and extract more from its services than ever before.