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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.

Mozilla updates Firefox, adds click-to-play and patches

The browser's latest update features reduced memory consumption designed to boost browser performance.

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Mozilla makes the Firefox home screen official for Android users

The mobile browser is not only out of beta, but it's also optimized for Intel x68-based devices, too.

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Microsoft, NORAD make tracking Santa touch-friendly

Microsoft will be tracking Santa's progress around the globe this year, with a new touch-friendly Web site that mimics an app.

Google brings automatic voice search to computers running Chrome

The downloadable extension works on both desktop and laptop computers.

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DoNotTrackMe browser extension creates 'disposable' data for privacy

A Boston-based company, Abine, is beefing its anti-tracking browser extension to let users shield their real credit card details, email addresses and phone numbers during web transactions.

Hands-on with Firefox's revamped 'Australis' interface

Firefox is ditching its Windows 7-esque design in favor of a more Chrome-like experience.

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Google fixes Chrome vulnerabilities exploited at Pwn2Own contest

New versions of Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android patch a full sandbox escape vulnerability.

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Google silences noisy tabs in latest Chrome beta

We've all been there: you have a 20 or so open tabs in Chrome, and something is playing an annoying audio ad. But which one?

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Google bans Windows Chrome extensions found outside the Chrome Web Store

Google is going to stop allowing non-sanctioned extensions to work on its Chrome for Windows browser. It's for your safety, you understand.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer anime is bizarre -- and awesome

Short skirt? Check. Energy beams? Check. Windows logo? Check. Wait, what?

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Best parts of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 are for Windows 8.1 users

If you're still running Windows 7, there's no reason not to download Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser. Just be aware there are additional features only for Windows 8.1 users.

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Google dumps Windows Vista support from Google Apps

By eliminating support for Internet Explorer 9 from its Google Apps, Google has indirectly prevented Windows Vista users from using Google's cloud services to full effect.

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Google's Chrome will automatically block malware

A version of Chrome designed for early testing by developers will display a small warning note letting users know when it prevents malware from being downloaded.

Mozilla patches several critical Firefox security holes

Mozilla released 10 patches for three versions of its Firefox browser on Tuesday, five of which are considered critical and could be used to remotely install malicious code.

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