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Controversial ads slip into Firefox nightly test builds

Mozilla said they would be coming to Firefox back in February. Now, the new ad-infused Directory Tiles new tab page is popping up in Firefox nightly builds.

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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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Inside the sneaky, surprisingly large world of rogue Chrome extensions

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft and other misdeeds

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Three easy ways to get the weather on your desktop

Checking the weather is easy in Windows 8.1 thanks to the live tiles, but for desktop-only types there are also several ways to have weather at-a-glance.

Maxthon Cloud Browser comes to Windows Phone

Maxthon's Cloud Browser offers unique tab navigation and automatic syncing across devices.

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Microsoft internally debated rebranding Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago, Microsoft employees debated the pros and cons of renaming Internet Explorer, employees said on Reddit. They also offered their thoughts on upcoming extensions and versions of the browser on other platforms.

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Microsoft vows to kill support for stale web browsers

Microsoft said Thursday that it will refuse to support older version of Internet Explorer, provided a newer version is available for a given Windows OS. Die, Internet Explorer 8.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update to make IE as good as iOS

Microsoft admits that the web experience while browsing on Windows Phone isn't as good as iOS or Android. But Windows Phone 8.1 Update will change all that.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

Everything You Wanted to Know About IE9 But Didn't Know Where to Ask

For more than 10 weeks, I've been shining a light on the brilliant work of many talented Web designers and developers who have embraced the challenge of producing cool, cutting-edge, and beautiful Web sites using new technologies such as HTML5, SVG, CSS3, and JavaScript 5.