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How to manage your Chrome saved passwords on Android

Your Android phone can remember your complex, hard-to-type passwords for you. Here's how to set it up.

Microsoft's good deed for the day: browser-hijacking Ask Toolbar gets the banhammer on Windows

Microsoft's security tools built into Windows will now remove the Ask Toolbar for you.

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Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

$99 a year developer program membership is now needed for Extension Gallery presence

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Google teams with Adobe to reduce Flash use in Chrome

Beta functionality sidelines animations that aren't central to a page


How to stop autoplaying HTML5 videos

Just when you thought you were safe from autoplay videos, you now have to block them in HTML5 as well as Flash. Here's how--but sorry, there's no solution for Explorer.

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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Hola browser extension should be uninstalled, researchers say

Israel-based Hola said it is working to fix the problems and will undertake a security review


Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.

How to view recent webpages when you're offline

Need to see that New York Times article again, but you just lost your Internet connection? If you've got Chrome or Firefox you can still get to it.

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Chrome Custom Tabs smooths the transition between apps and the web

Being sent from an app to a web browser will be a lot less jarring in Android M.


Create personalized, universal keyboard shortcuts for 50+ music sites with this awesome Chrome extension

Love keyboard shortcuts? But just want one set to fast forward, rewind, and play/pause? Try out Streamkeys for Chrome.

Coming to Firefox: Ads based on your browsing history

Mozilla already includes limited advertising in Firefox's new tab page, and will soon expand that effort with Suggested Tiles.


Adblock Plus' new Firefox-based browser eradicates ads on Android devices

Forget about the add-on, the Adblock Plus mobile browser is here.

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Google Tone Chrome add-on shares URLs with nearby PCs using inaudible sound

Google Tone broadcasts addresses through sound that's inaudible to humans.


How to easily secure your web browsing with TunnelBear's free Chrome extension

Only need VPN-like protection for your browser and not your whole desktop? Check out TunnelBear for Chrome and Chrome OS.