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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

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Google Chrome's latest update officially lets you mute noisy tabs

There's nothing worse than a hidden ad that starts yappin' at you while you're trying to surf the web in silence.

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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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