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When auto-play videos play anyway

You believe you've blocked videos that auto-play in your browser, yet they continue to force themselves upon you. Chris Breen offers a solution.

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Treating a processor-hogging Chrome browser

Certain elements within Google's Chrome browser can eat up your Mac's processor in a hurry. Chris Breen offers tips for giving your CPU a rest.

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4 Web technologies that shine in iOS 8

iOS 8 promises some great enhancements to Web-centric technologies, and they underscore Apple's commitment to creating an environment in which native and Web-based software can get along just fine.

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Stream Web for iOS actually makes mobile web browsing fun

This browser app is refreshingly mobile-first.

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Safari 6.1.4 and 7.0.4 address critical flaws, iOS patches missing

Apple patched 22 vulnerabilities in Safari, the majority of which could allow remote code execution.

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

How to use pinned tabs to keep your browser organized

Keep your favorite web apps organized by using pinned tabs. We'll show you how to use the tab management tool in this video tip.

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How to selectively delete browser history

Remove individual sites or pages from your history rather than all of it. We'll show you how in this video tip.

on pcworld.com

Mozilla to strengthen SSL certificate verification in Firefox

The software maker will pay US$10,000 for any critical vulnerability found in its new certificate verification code

on pcworld.com

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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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CloudyTabs review: Liberate iCloud Tabs from Safari on your Mac

If you like the idea behind iCloud Tabs, but you don't use Safari on your Mac, CloudyTabs is just what you're looking for.

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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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Resetting Safari with a keyboard shortcut

A reader suggests that there's a keyboard shortcut for resetting Safari. Chris Breen isn't so sure but shows you how to make one.

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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.

on pcworld.com

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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.

on pcworld.com

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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.

on pcworld.com