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First 64-bit Firefox build released, promising speed boost and beefier web gaming

Mozilla follows Internet Explorer and Chrome in shipping a 64-bit browser, though it's only in the Developer Edition for now.

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Report: Microsoft's Spartan browser due in next Windows 10 preview

It sounds like you'll be able to play with the new Microsoft Spartan browser sooner rather than later.

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How to enable Chrome's clutter-free experimental reading mode

Ever wished you could get rid of all those flashing ads when you're reading an article in Chrome? Now you can, thanks to Chrome's experimental new 'Distill page' option.

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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google wants to foil unwanted downloads from the Web. Its latest security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit such scheming sites.

View tons of Evernote data at once with CardDesk's digital corkboard

CardDesk is a web app that helps you organize your Evernote content into index cards on a virtual cork board. Here's how to get started.

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6 time-saving Safari gestures for iPhone and iPad

Simple swipes and tap-and-hold gestures can speed up your Safari browsing, especially if you're trying to use your iPhone one-handed.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.