Don't-Miss Browser Stories

johnathan nightingale cropped mozilla

Mozilla's Firefox chief steps down as the browser's share remains sluggish

Mozilla's Johnathan Nightingale says he just needs rest, but Firefox could use some energy right about now.

Mozilla's Shumway project works to run Flash without Flash Player

Developer builds of Firefox can now run limited kinds of Flash content, even if you don't have the Flash plug-in installed.

internet url

Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

SPDY is dead, long live SPDY (as part of HTTP/2).

streamus

Streamus transforms YouTube into a simple, ad-free music streaming service

This Chrome extension is a great way to turn YouTube into a no cost, ad-free, audio-only music streaming service

Dangerous Internet Explorer vulnerability opens door to powerful phishing attacks

The flaw can be used to steal authentication cookies and inject rogue code into websites

Windows 7 Logo

Windows 7 and Windows XP show no signs of dying

While Microsoft's Windows 8.1 OS showed modest gains for January, the market share of both Windows 7 and Windows XP show no signs of dying off anytime soon.

win10 windows spartan web cropped

Confirmed: Microsoft Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Microsoft wasn't kidding when it said Spartan would be totally different from Internet Explorer. The older browser never trafficked in extensions, but Spartan will take the opposite tack.

vivaldi browser

New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

If you tend to have a lot of browser tabs open during the day, a new browser called Vivaldi wants to win you over. The technical preview is available now.

win10 windows spartan web cropped 100564066 large

How to enable the Spartan browser's speedy new Edge engine in Windows 10 today

Microsoft's new browser isn't available just yet, but Windows Insiders can already reap some of the benefits through Internet Explorer.

win10 windows spartan web cropped 100564066 large

Microsoft's new Spartan browser and IE11 will coexist in Windows 10

Just months after Microsoft promised an end to duality in Windows, its new OS will include two very different browsers

chrome logo

Chrome 40 goes stable, bringing extra Material Design touches and a new bookmarks manager

The tablet version gives you the ability to close all of your open tabs with one quick command.

Latest Firefox beta gives users more control over data

Users and websites will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites.

PCWorld News

The two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Microsoft demonstrated a new Windows 10 browser on Wednesday. Whether it's the new IE12 remains an open question.

mozvr

Mozilla's enhanced Oculus Rift support a step towards broader plans for VR

Virtual reality development will now occur in step with other Firefox programming