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Microsoft inks patent licensing deal with Foxconn covering Android, Chrome devices

Microsoft has signed up another major electronics manufacturer to its Android and Chrome patent licensing program, this time Taiwan's Foxconn, which will pay royalties to the U.S. software giant.

Black Menu for Chrome puts all your Google services a click away

This handy extension lets you access Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Google Drive, and a lot more with just one click.

Shopping the Chrome Web Store: name brands, knock-offs and no-shows

The Chrome OS app store has its holes and hazards, and its best hope for the future might hinge on more native-like apps.

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How to restore Google Chrome's missing buttons in Windows 8

If you've installed Chrome in the new OS, you've probably noticed something missing: minimize, maximize, and close buttons.

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How to decrease the spacing in Chrome's bookmark lists

No, you're not imagining it: Google just starting padding your bookmarks. Here's how to undo the change.

Browser engine forking isn't the end of the world

Announcements from browser makers last week may recall the bad old days of browser incompatibility, but this isn't IE6 all over again.

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Revamped mobile browser engines rev up rivalries

There could be big changes coming to the fiddly and sometimes annoying Web browsing experience on cellphones.

Google Chromium project leaves WebKit to work with Blink browser engine

The Chromium Project is splitting with WebKit, an open source project created by Apple in 2001. Google will instead work on its own rendering engine called Blink, taking the new engine’s initial codebase from WebKit, a practice called forking.

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Chrome update polishes spell-check and fixes bugs

Improved spell-checking and several key security fixes are among the highlights of Google's latest browser release, Chrome version 26.

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Reduce tab clutter in Chrome with OneTab

This incredibly handy extension not only consolidates lots of open tabs, but also dramatically reduces memory usage.