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How to clean up the mess left by browser toolbars

The Web has come a long way, but some programs still try to sneak changes to your browser past you. Here's how to undo their evil work.

Hands-on with Mozilla's long-delayed Metro Firefox app: Good thing it's a beta

It's not all bad, but you can't call it good.

HTTPS Everywhere makes Firefox for Android more secure

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's add-on forces websites to use HTTPS encryption whenever possible.

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Chrome beta users get an assist from Google Now

The virtual assistant already available to Android and iOS users is making its way to the desktop via the beta version of Google's browser.

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Chrome exploit can secretly listen to oblivious users

A Web developer has detailed how Chrome's speech recognition feature can be exploited to keep listening in on your conversations.

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Microsoft's 'Rethink' highlights the best of its Web

Microsoft launches "Rethink," an archive and showcase for the websites that will fool you into thinking that they're native apps.

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How to create and manage multiple user profiles in Chrome

If your house's PC has several users, creating user profiles in Chrome can make for hassle-free personalized browsing.

Spammers buy Chrome extensions and turn them into adware

Two developers who sold their popular Chrome extensions saw them misused for aggressive advertising

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Maxthon 4.2 review: Browser integrates cloud functionality and multiple session logins

Maxthon has interesting integrated features and good cloud integration, but as with most "alternate" browsers, it's competing against the inertia of whatever environment you've been using for years.

Google Now finally invades the desktop in Chrome alpha build

It's basic in its early form, but Google's killer digital assistant has finally graced the PC.

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New mobile Chrome feature can cut your data usage by up to half

The new versions of Chrome for Mobile will be available in the next few days

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Latest Chrome build brings all of Chrome OS to Windows 8

The latest version of Chrome is a Trojan horse for Chrome OS.

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Google Chrome's latest update officially lets you mute noisy tabs

There's nothing worse than a hidden ad that starts yappin' at you while you're trying to surf the web in silence.

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Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March

Previously set to launch with Firefox 27 in January, the touch-optimized browser will now arrive six weeks later with the Firefox 28 update.

Speed up your web browsing with Vimium's keyboard shortcuts

Vimium for Chrome lets you control websites with your keyboard.