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Hands on: Opera Coast iPhone browser offers a different way to view the Web

Opera Software has released an iPhone version of its browser for the iPad.

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Hands-on: Meet Ballistic, a full first-person shooter that runs right in your browser

Not going to lie—this still seems a bit like wizardry. Ballistic is a full-fledged first-person shooter that runs within your browser window. And looks good while doing so.

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New Chrome for Android beta adds Chromecast support for web video, closed tab recovery

Along with a bunch of other features, Chrome Beta now has native Chromecast support for video.

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OKCupid calls for Firefox boycott over CEO's Proposition 8 support

OKCupid would rather you didn't use Firefox to access its site due to Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's 2008 support for California's Proposition 8.

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How to hide your online searches: We browse incognito with Disconnect and Silo

Want to keep Google from serving you search-based ads, or cookies from dropping in unannounced? One of these tools could help.

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Opera for Android adds native WebRTC video chat support

Following in the footsteps of Firefox and Chrome, Opera has jumped on board the WebRTC bandwagon.

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Google now listens for your voice in Chrome beta

Google's voice search is steadily gaining power—it's now in a new Chrome beta. But do you really want Google's ears in your office and home?

on pcworld.com

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

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Data-saving Opera Max for Android enters public beta

Opera's data compression app for Android is now available to anyone in the U.S. that wants to try it, but you may have to wait to start using it.

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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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.

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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