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Do-over! Google gives Chrome a reset button

Google shipped Chrome 29, patching 25 vulnerabilities and rolling out under-the-hood changes the company said would offer more relevant suggestions when users typed in URLs or search strings.

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Clockwise 5: Passwords are like democracy

TV industry changes, the sharing economy jumps the shark, cameraphones versus cameras and phones, and Google's latest tablet offensive. With guests Jon Phillips and Armando Rodriguez and hosts Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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The blink tag is finally dead, killed off by Firefox 23

Firefox 23 launched Tuesday, complete with a new "share" button and a number of useful security updates. But it also finally killed off the "blink" tag, an annoying staple of the Web's early days.

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Chrome for iOS adds Google apps integration, experimental data compression

Google's revamped its Chrome browser on iOS, adding the ability to open links in other installed Google apps, and will soon roll out data compression for faster page loading and bandwidth reduction.

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W3C rejects ad industry attempt to hijack do-not-track specs

The World Wide Web Consortium has rejected an attempt by the advertising industry to hijack a specification describing how websites should respond to "do not track" requests sent by Web browsers.

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Alert! Study finds Internet users heed browser warnings

Security warnings displayed by Web browsers are far more effective at deterring risky Internet behavior than was previously believed, according to a new study.

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Opera 15 mixes classic features, mobile-inspired enhancements

Coming out of beta on Tuesday, the new version of Opera is the first powered by the new Blink rendering engine. Here's what to expect from Opera 15.

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Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

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Safari gets energy-efficient update in Mavericks

When OS X Mavericks arrives later this year, a new-and-improved version of Safari will come with it. Here's what to expect.

The 10 most significant Apple keynotes

Apple keynotes have become hotly anticipated events. On the eve of WWDC 2013, Dan Moren looks back at the ten most significant Apple presentations.

Hands on with Chrome for iOS's new voice search

Google has updated Chrome for iOS with the voice search feature found in its Google Search app.

Camino browser project discontinued after ten years

The Mac-only Camino browser will no longer be actively maintained, according to a post on the project's blog.

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Google tests enhanced notifications in Chrome browser

Google has released a beta version of Chrome that introduces what the company describes as "richer" notifications from the browser's apps and extensions.

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Google shows off Chrome improvements for better, faster mobile browsing

Google used a portion of its I/O keynote to highlight achievements for its Chrome browser, including updates to both the desktop and mobile versions as well as new developer tools.

on pcworld.com

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Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

Google Drive users no longer have to worry about accessing their documents without an Internet connection--as long as they’re using Google’s Chrome browser