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Google blocks Chrome extensions not found in the official Web Store

Extensions for Windows and Mac will have to be installed from Google's Web Store, a small handful of restricted business and developer exceptions aside.

This Chrome extension helps color-blind users see the web

If you need help discerning colors online this new Chrome extension from Google could help.

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Security researchers poke holes in Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome.

New Firefox features will eventually be limited to secure websites only

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said

Google Chrome's data-saving compression feature hits PCs

If you need to save on your PC's bandwidth usage but don't want to use Opera, try adding Google's new Data Saver (Beta) extension to Chrome.

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Google Chrome beta brings push notifications to your browser

They aren't ready for the stable version yet, but website push notifications to your desktop are one step closer to being done.

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5 Safari extensions for a better browsing experience

Eliminate ads, Flash animations, and other scourges of the Internet from view with these useful tools.

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6 time-saving Safari gestures for iPhone and iPad

Simple swipes and tap-and-hold gestures can speed up your Safari browsing, especially if you're trying to use your iPhone one-handed.

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Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

SPDY is dead, long live SPDY (as part of HTTP/2).

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New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

If you tend to have a lot of browser tabs open during the day, a new browser called Vivaldi wants to win you over. The technical preview is available now.

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Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app lands on iOS

Google's always handy Chrome Remote Desktop app is now available on iOS.

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

Firefox is headed to iOS, browser restrictions be damned

After years of vowing not to bring Firefox to the iPhone and iPad, Mozilla is changing its tune--and is presumably willing to work with Apple's rules.

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Ads officially hit Firefox's new tab page

First tipped in February, Mozilla's new advertising scheme for Firefox's new tab page is live.

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Get to know iOS 8: Five convenient new tricks in Safari

Apple's home-baked browser gets some nice little touches to let you search smarter and speed up entering passwords, form fields, and credit card numbers.