Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Apple releases Safari 5.0.4 update

While everybody with a compatible iOS device is busy downloading the iOS 4.3 update released Wednesday, Apple also issued an update to its Safari 5 Web browser.

Google's Chrome gets speedier, safer, easier to customize

Google has released Chrome 10, updating the browser with faster JavaScript, password synchronization, and a simplified preferences system.

Plug-in free 3D graphics for HTML5 Web browsers

The Khronos Group has released the final WebGL 1.0 specification to enable hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in HTML5 Web browsers such as Safari.

Researchers: Apple to patch Safari before Pwn2Own

Apple will patch its Safari browser before the Pwn2Own hacking contest kicks off next week, security researchers hinted Thursday.

Mozilla follows Google, patches Firefox as prep for Pwn2Own

Mozilla on Tuesday fixed 11 security flaws in Firefox, following in rival Google's footsteps in patching its browser before a hacking contest kicks off next week.

Cyberspace gives iPhone, iPad users browsing alternative

CIO.com's Bill Snyder looks at Cyberspace, a mobile browser that combines some features of Chrome and mobile Safari, along with innovations of its own.

Google patches 19 Chrome bugs week before Pwn2Own hacking contest

Google has patched 19 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying nine researchers $14,000 in bug bounties for reporting the flaws.

How to manage Safari's Top Sites

Top Sites is one of Safari 5's biggest features, but adding, managing, and removing your favorite or most-used sites from it can be a little confusing. We'll help you clear it all up.

Mozilla delays final Firefox beta

A delay in shipping the latest beta of Firefox 4 makes it unlikely that Mozilla will ship a finished browser by the end of February.

Bulk of browsers found to be at risk of attack

About eight out of every 10 Web browsers run by consumers are vulnerable to attack by exploits of already-patched bugs, according to security risk and compliance management provider Qualys.

Lawmaker introduces online do-not-track bill

A U.S. lawmaker introduced a bill to create an online do-not-track tool for all U.S. Internet users.

Opera Mini for iPad to launch at Mobile World Congress

Opera Software will launch a version of its Opera Mini browser specifically designed for the iPad at Mobile World Congress next week.

Mozilla adds 'Do Not Track' to newest Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla has rolled out the eleventh beta of Firefox 4, adding the "Do Not Track" feature it touted three weeks ago to the browser.

Skyfire Web Browser for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this mobile Web browser offer a workaround to Apple's lack of support for Flash on the iOS platform. The apps work as advertised -- some of the time -- but serious surfers may find Skyfire's limitations frustrating.

How to create a Safari extension

If you know a little bit about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript you're already well equipped to create a Safari extension. Since Apple's documentation can seem intimidating, here's a tutorial to walk you through creating your first extension, using any custom CSS or JavaScript code you write.