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Why you should be worried about Google ditching cookies

Google's conceptual AdIDs could improve upon the traditional browser cookie, but they could also lead to even more sophisticated tracking—and that could get spooky.

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Microsoft pushes faster, touch-friendly IE11 preview onto Windows 7

Microsoft has released the consumer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, following up a developer preview it made available in July.

Mozilla postpones Windows 8 'Metro' Firefox to late January

Mozilla said slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.

Split Chrome into two windows with NiftySplit

This clever extension gives you a right-hand "viewer" for linked items you click from the window on the left.

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Epic Privacy Browser blocks cookies, trackers, ads and more

Hidden Reflex has introduced the Epic Privacy Browser, which it says provides faster download speeds along with its high-level security features.

How to make your Chrome extension icons visible again

A recent update changed the way Chrome displays certain icons. Here's how to restore them to view.

Organize your Chrome tabs vertically with Veritabs

If you'd rather see your open tabs in a scrolling list on the side of your screen, this extension is for you.

Force YouTube to buffer your entire video

If a slow connection is causing streaming problems, browser add-on YouTube Center can help.

Three handy (but often-overlooked) Google Chrome features

The browser has a couple cool options that are easy to miss, not the least of which is its app store.

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Chrome, Firefox edge IE in browser reliability test

Recent versions of Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox are measurably less prone to crashes and errors than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10, a new analysis by applications testing firm Sauce Labs has found.