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Chrome browser gets tuned for gaming

Google on Tuesday released a Chrome upgrade that improves how the browser renders 3D applications, including mouse-controlled games.

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Hands on with iOS 6: Safari

In iOS 6, Apple adds a few features to Safari that provide much-requested functionality, as well as some minor tweaks that improve performance. Senior Editor Dan Frakes takes a look.

Changing Safari 6's default RSS reader

When opening your first RSS feed from within Safari 6 you chose one RSS reader application. You'd now like to use a different reader but Safari says "nuh uh." How do you go about changing it? Chris Breen reveals all.

Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome by year's end

Google has moved a step closer to making good on its promise to support "Do Not Track" in Chrome by the end of this year.

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Firefox 15.0.1 fixes bug that exposed websites visited in private browsing mode

Mozilla released Firefox 15.0.1 on Thursday in order to fix a bug that potentially exposed the websites visited by users while in "Private Browsing" mode.

Chrome 21 is a browser built more for speed than style

What it lacks in surface refinements, it more than makes up for in raw power.

Bugs & Fixes: Safari Preferences solve two Safari-related glitches

If Safari can't manage the kinds of task that other web browsers cheerfully perform, it's time to delve into the depths of Safari's Preferences window, so says Ted Landau,

Maxthon 1.0 browser is fast, has roots in Chrome

A browser made in China that has made it to the U.S. and the Mac. Maxthon is a blisteringly fast, undeniably slick way to navigate the web.

Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard

Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.

Adobe releases six critical patches for Flash, AIR

Adobe Systems has released fixes for six critical vulnerabilities affecting its Flash multimedia application and AIR runtime, five of which could allow for remote code execution on a system.

Oracle Java SE7 Update 6 brings full support for OS X

With the release of Java SE7 for OS X, Apple's platform can boast full compatibility with the latest version of the cross-platform technology.

Quick Look in Messages, renaming Safari bookmarks

Two quick tips for Mountain Lion, one for previewing graphics in the new Messages app, the other for quickly renaming bookmarks in Safari.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Google building stronger Flash sandbox in Chrome

Google says it had wrapped up work on a stronger Flash sandbox in the Windows version of Chrome, and would soon ship the same for its OS X browser.

Safari 6 a slight but sleek upgrade for Apple's browser

Under Mountain Lion, Safari is a blast to use, and its relatively few additions all prove worthwhile.